Re: KDE 3.2 experimental seems sluggish
I was disappointed with the speed of 3.2, until I cleaned up my config files.
On one machine, where I had little personal data, I copied out the bookmarks
file, mv'ed my .kde to .kde.bak, and relogged in. On the other, I just went
through and deleted every rc file in .kde/share/config that was for an app I
didn't care about. I also deleted all caches, empty directories, and etc. I
do *not* recommend this approach for someone who doesn't know exactly what
they're doing, though B-) In both cases, I immediately saw a big speed
improvement, not only in logging in and switching desktops, but also in
konqueror and kmail. It's kinda crappy that kde doesn't seem to upgrade
well, but thems the breaks...
On Wednesday 25 February 2004 02:17 pm, James D. Freels wrote:
> Excuse me if this is a FAQ. I am mostly pleased with the experimental
> debs of KDE3.2 made available recently. Thanks goes to the individuals
> I have noticed that the graphical performance seems sluggish. By this I
> mean when switching from one virtual window to another (example ctrl-F1,
> ctrl-F2, etc.), the time to see the new screen is on the order of a few
> seconds whereas under KDE3.1.5, it was less than a second. This machine
> has plenty of memory. Indeed, the swap space has not been touched.
> James D. Freels, Ph.D.
> Oak Ridge National Laboratory