Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th May 2009 09:41 UTC, submitted by lemur2
KDE It slipped by us, but the KDE team has released another minor bugfix release of KDE 4.2, version 4.2.3, a few days ago. Being a bugfix release, there are few user-visible changes, but still, there are a few things that stand out. "Online IMAP filtering in KMail has been fixed, KMail's system tray icon now reacts to changes to folder properties and updates the number of emails shown there automatically, and bugfixes, performance improvements and optimization in KHTML - painting and interoperability with web standards has been further improved."
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Krul
Member since:
2009-01-29

I have a card that runs Compiz just fine and xcompmgr/kompmgr blazingly fast, but KDE4 is PAINFULLY slow.


Compiz and Kwin use different methods to do hardware acceleration, so having one working does not guarantee that the other one is going to work. There is a lot written on the web about how to solve Kwin performance issues, just google around, or you could at least tell us what graphic card and drivers you are using so that we can try to help you.

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siride Member since:
2006-01-02

I have a Radeon Mobility X300 in a ThinkPad T43. It uses the r300 driver which hasn't seen much work lately because, as I understand it, there's not much left to do.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I have a Radeon Mobility X300 in a ThinkPad T43. It uses the r300 driver which hasn't seen much work lately because, as I understand it, there's not much left to do.


Support for the r300 graphics chips has been dropped by ATI proprietary driver for Linux recently. If you have installed a recent Linux distribution (say Jaunty) then you may have stepped backwards a bit.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd_r500_legacy&...

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Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Try march version of fglrx, it should be a lot better than the OSS r300 driver.

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