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Re: bluedeath effect

I can confirm that KDE is getting slower and slower, also with a 
relative fast machine, though not as fast as yours. I haven't 
experienced the hangs that would need a complete reboot, but I had 
freezes in 3.3.2 and sid. Now working with the alioth packages and a 
sid before the gcc-4 transition works, but still could be optimized a 

I suspect the lack of cooperations between KDE and fontconfig to be the 
origin of the issue. Mostly, delays were cost by some app waiting for 
some font before falling back to some other value. I haven't managed to 
fix the issue so far. If you use russian truetype fonts, it seems to be 
even more error prone.



Am Saturday 16 July 2005 08:16 verlautbarte Serja :
> Too many applications and processes cause terrible slowdowns and
> hangups which is nearly has the same effect as the bluedeath effect
> known from the other os. The most applications not response for about
> 5-10 minutes and/or crashes so the X-server needs to be restarted.
> After restarting X with ctrl+alt+backspace kde hand on startup and
> the system needs to be rebooted. Yesturday it's happend when I've
> mounted a cd-rom and tried to open some files for reading. But it
> also happens with some other applications (kdetoys, evolution, etc. -
> I've already removed them, but I can't just remove every suspicious
> application). I use Linux for years, but I never seen similar things
> on other systems. KDE always was very stable. I've turned off every
> special kde effects like animations, etc., but it doesn't help. Whan
> should I do, check, etc. to fix it somehow? I have a relatively fast
> CPU (P4 2400) and enough memory (512 RAM + 1 GB swap) and I don't run
> powerhungry applications, so it should not happen. Can this problem
> be kernel dependable? I run the official 2.6.8-2-686 Debian kernel,
> system: Sarge with the official KDE 3.3.2, and I don't have nothing
> from backports, unstable, testing, etc installed.
> Thanks in advance!

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