KDE4 slow graphics

Willy K. Hamra w.hamra1987 at gmail.com
Thu May 21 15:33:51 UTC 2009

On Thursday 21 May 2009 15:31:57 marc wrote:
> I've spent the past day working in gnome. The most noticeable difference
> to kde is graphics speed. At times, Firefox is a relative bowl of
> molasses, Netbeans can take an age opening dialogues, but in general kde
> drags by comparison.
> This didn't make much sense to me, so back in kde, I nosed around.
> Interestingly, I found a nautilus background process running - its window
> title is: x-nautilus desktop. When I deleted this, kde speeded up
> significantly. (On investigation, this loads when nautilus is opened, but
> remains after it is closed. It might survive a logout.)
> Just thought this might be of use to some folk experiencing similar
> slowdowns.
> --
> Best,
> Marc
> "Change requires small steps."
i notice them all the time, KDE4 in kubuntu is much sluggish, and not only 
graphics, but it slows down everything, i always blamed KDE and nvidia for 
this, until yesterday, i installed SUSE, on same machine, and KDE 4.1 is 
wayyyy faster, so what gives?
Willy K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems
Co. Manager of Zeina Computer & Billy Net

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