KDE slow loading GTK based apps
dane at al.com.au
Wed Mar 5 01:42:11 GMT 2003
I am currently running KDE 3.0 and it seems to take forever loading GTK
When I start xmms theres a 15 second wait before it actually appears on
my desktop. It displays immediately in the kicker and the icon flashes
until it finally draws itself on the desktop.
I find a slightly longer wait when starting gkrellm (system monitor).
I find a similar wait when starting gmplayer (the gui interface for
The same occurs when I start Gimp.
This happens when starting gui apps from the menu, the kicker as well as
from a shell.
The programs all function quickly and properly once they have passed
this initial slowness to load.
Konqueror and native KDE apps seem not to have so much of this latency.
When I run xmms, gkrellm, gimp et al from within Gnome, they appear on
my desktop almost instantaneously.
I see that in KDE 3.1, theres the new widget style Keramik.
Will a move to 3.1 solve my latency problems? or am I stuck with this
horrendous wait for apps to appear on my desktop?
The system is a dual 1.8ghz p4 with 1gb ram so theres no blame to be
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
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