THE kde desktop is slow...

Nathan England nathan at
Wed Oct 10 21:27:46 BST 2012

On 10/10/2012 7:59 AM, 杜秀涛 wrote:
> Hi friends!I am using kde now, I just compiled it. every things seems
> fine, but the speed...
> tow problems:
> 1. I takes long time to load the desktop successfully, from pressing
> enter to I can see the beautiful desktop background-image, almost
> takes 2 minutes;
> 2. it often hangs for ten or 30 seconds to response to an mouse
> action, For example, I want to open the konqueror ,or opera. both of
> them takes long time to start up successfully. when they are
> "starting", others actions will be affected slow down.
> here is some infos about my OS and kde
> OS:Gentoo -- the os is totally on a flash disk with 16G capacity
> KDE:4.9.2
> Graphic:Intel Integrated Mobile 945GSE
> So, what could I do?
> Thank you for your kindness patience in advance!
I would be willing to bet it is the flash disk at fault. I have built 
several systems using various kinds of flash devices for filesystems. I 
have always blamed it on KDE's use of tons of small files and poor small 
file performance of flash devices. Try moving all your temp directories 
to ram and see if that makes a difference.

Try mounting /tmp and /var/tmp to a ramdisk and see if that makes a 

My /etc/fstab looks like this:

tmpfs /tmp tmpfs mode=0777,size=24M,nosuid 0 0
tmpfs /var/tmp tmpfs mode=0777,size=24M,nosuid 0 0

Try doing the same and let us know how it works.

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