Compositing too slow

Georgi Kourtev gkourtev at
Thu Jun 18 07:52:47 UTC 2009

On Thursday 18 June 2009 10:37:33 Alvin wrote:
> On Thursday 18 June 2009 09:24:53 Georgi Kourtev wrote:
> > Since the upgrade to 4.2.90 I have constantly the message "Compositing
> > too slow and disabled' few minutes after I open the laptop and start
> > using KMail. Seconds before the message appears the overall delay in any
> > operation in Kmail (including typing) is more than 5 seconds.
> >
> > Does anyone else have this issue?  Any ideas what can cause the problem?
> I do. On my system, there are 2 causes for this message to appear:
> - If I copy a lot of files from a fileserver to an USB disk, the 2 cores of
> my CPU go to 100% and KDE becomes unresponsive. (Has nothing to do with
> KDE.) - If Amarok is playing for a few hours, the 2 GB memory and 2GB swap
> will fill up completely and the system will become unresponsive.
> Now, as to the solution: I really don't know. In my case, I will try bying
> a new computer. (More cores and memory might enable me to use KMail at a
> decent speed again.)
> Do you have an intel GPU? There are major performance issues with those
> drivers in Jaunty.

Yes, I am with DELL inspiron 1525 with dual-core Intel pentium. So in my case 
it is not about getting a new machine...

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