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Re: Slow program opening, installation size and window tiling


I'm new to Debian, but it looks like I've got a similar problem.  Every so
often, it takes a looooong time for a window to open.

I'm using Sarge (Debian 3.x), but I've upgraded to the front of the testing
release using a mix of apt-get and Synaptic's Package Manager.  My kernel
version is 2.6.8-1-686, KDE is version 4:3.1.2, and GDM

For me, it looks like the problem occurs when a program tries to open a
network connection to port 111 (FWIW).

It would be interesting to know what you get if you open your favorite
command terminal (e.g. Konsole) and type "strace kwrite".  In my world,
this dumps a ton of gook to the screen, and stops on this line:

connect(11, {sa_family=AF_INET, sin_port=htons(111),
sin_addr=inet_addr("")}, 16

When that finally times out, KWrite opens and is fine.


James J. Hamlin wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> I'm new to linux and I've got a few questions.  I'm running debian
> sarge with the 2.4 kernel on a Dell Inspiron 3500 (4 gig HD, 300 MHz, 256
> MB RAM, 256 MB swap).
> The first question and the easiest is this:  Is there a way to
> tile windows automatically?  In ms windows I can click on the taskbar and
> select 'tile windows horizontally' or 'tile windows vertically'.  I sure
> would like to be able to do this in KDE but I have yet to find a way.
> Second question:  Sometimes when I go to open something; say my
> home directory or a program (Quanta for example) it takes a LONG time to
> come up.  I'll see the little hourglass animation on the panel and after
> maybe 30 seconds it disappears from the panel entirely.  Then maybe 3
> minutes later it will finally open up.  I've checked my RAM usage as this
> happens and I'm certainly not using up all of my ram.  Anyone know what
> could be causing this and how to fix it?
> Third question:  It seems like the basic install of sarge with KDE
> is taking up almost 1.7 GB.  This seems like an awfully big footprint.  So
> I'm looking for ways to get rid of things that I don't need.  So I was
> looking into getting rid of say the kde games package.  But when I look
> around in the package manager (synaptics) I find that the kde games
> package is a dependency of the kde entertainments package which is in turn
> a dependency of the kde package.  So, it's looking to me like I can't
> remove the games without removing kde completely.  I must be wrong...
> right?
> Also, I know this is the KDE list but, does anyone have an opinion
> as to whether I need gnome on my computer?  I never use it but as a linux
> newbie I'm not sure if it would be wise to remove it (maybe some programs
> I use in kde need it's files?)
> In general, (and I know this is hard to answer without knowing
> exactly what I'm doing with my computer) does anyone have suggestions for
> things I could remove to free up some space?
> Thanks Folks!
> James

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