Speeding up KDE? Any hints?

Robert Tilley tilleyrw at cfl.rr.com
Mon Jul 16 02:18:11 BST 2007


On Sunday 15 July 2007 08:27:22 pm D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
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> Usually this is RAM-related in some way.  Not enough RAM, too many
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> One easy way to look for this is to run kinfocenter and look at the Memory
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My box is a Dell Dimension 2350, 2 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM.

I did have _many_ open files.  In my one instance of Kate, there were 40 files 
open at once.  I closed all but 7 and then quit Kate.  Immediately, about 28 
MB returned.  After closing several tabs in Konqueror, more came back.  Then 
I quit Konqueror and even more returned.

The only apps now are 1 instance of Konsole, several pages of Knotes, and 1 
instance of Kontact.  There is about 12 times as much RAM free now and my 
desktop is _considerably_ faster.

Thanks for the hints,
Bob

P.S.  Have to look into adding another 512 MB to my machine.



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