Re: KDE4 observations
thanks for the tip regarding the radeon driver, I'll give it a try the next
Regarding the wakeups, I'm quite sure that some of the kde guys simply
forgot how to use the "timeout" parameter for a select() or poll().
Should be no big deal to figure out ;-).
> Hi, The slow window drawing problem may be linked to fglrx. Your
> chipset is supported by the open source radeon driver (xf86-video-ati).
> Just pull in Xorg, mesa, and xf86-video-ati from experimental. Edit the
> xorg.conf to make it use "radeon" as the Driver, and enable EXA. The
> slow window drawing problem should go away. As for the power consumption
> issue, Im clueless.
> On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 6:54 PM, Dietz Proepper
> > Hi,
> > having installed KDE4 from experimental this weekend I noticed two
> > major problems:
> > - some components cause insane amounts of wakeups (about 100++/s)
> > which result in a power consumtion about 1.5 time the consumption if
> > the latest kde3 packages from unstable.
> > - regardless of eye candy options, maximizing windows takes about
> > 3-5s, during which th system is completely unresponsive.
> > (needlessly to say that I switched back to kde3 within an hour or so
> > ;-)
> > The machine is a Lenovo Z61m with an ATI Radeon Mobility X1400. I use
> > the lastest fglrx driver.
> > regards,
> > Dietz
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