KDE4 unusefull in a toshiba satellite A70

Myriam Schweingruber myriam at ubuntu.com
Thu May 7 06:52:31 UTC 2009

Hi Irving,

On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 06:39, Irving Leonard
<irving.lp at feestudiantes.cujae.edu.cu> wrote:
> I have a Toshiba Satellite A70, that have an ATI Mobility Radeon 9000IGP and
> the default kubuntu install give me a system with few visual effects and a lot
> of CPU utilization.

I guess it's Xorg that eats up the CPU, likely because of the buggy
fglrx driver in Jaunty. You might be better off with the radeon driver

> Disabling the desktop effects gives very small improve but
> still huge CPU load; over 70% and just hovering over emails in kmail, with
> kontact using +30% and xorg +40%.

What power does your laptop have? Please give the CPU and the amount
of RAM. If you have less than 512 MB of RAM you should consider using
another desktop like Xubuntu.

Regards, Myriam.
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