[ILUG] slow response from kde apps
ilug at ihl.ucd.ie
Fri Apr 16 17:03:02 IST 2004
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On Friday 16 April 2004 06:54, Declan Grady wrote:
> On a Pentium2-400MHz dell laptop with 256MB ram, and a few hundred megs of
> free disk space, I am using debain 3.0, with a 2.4.22 kernel, and kde3.
I'm running KDE 3.2.1 on a Pentium-III 500MHz 256Mb right now and it's running
faster than Windows on my Pentiumm-IIIM 1GHz 256Mb laptop.
> I was running iwth 128 RAM and chnaged to 256 thinking it would help, but
> doesnt seem to have made any difference.
I doubt it would initially. The used memory on my machine after boot-up with
KDE up and running is about 50Mb.
> I dor get an error at kde startup saying "could not start kdeinit" since I
> upgraded to kde3 (using apt-get), but clicking OK lets kde startup as
> normal - I dont suspect this as a cause of slowness.
I suspect it is. Sounds like a bad/botched upgrade. kdeinit is used to kick
off most KDE applications and the "slowness" could be each application
looking for kdeinit and timing out?
> Any suggestions (apart from the obvious "buy a new laptop") ?
Maybe completly uninstall KDE and then reinstall the latest version.
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