Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Dec 2009 14:12 UTC
KDE Since the stream of news is still pretty much dry, I figured I'd throw in something I've been meaning to talk about for a while now, but really didn't dare to: KDE4's performance. Since experiences with KDE4 seem to widely differ between people, it might be a good idea if we, together, can find a common cause among those of us having problems.
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So far so good
by rockmen1 on Mon 28th Dec 2009 12:03 UTC
rockmen1
Member since:
2006-02-04

E5200
Radeon HD3600

Arch 2.6.33-rc2
kdemod KDE SC 4.4 beta2
mesa 7.7
xf86-video-ati

2D drawing is instantly fast. Resizing has no any delay.
3D drawing is good, but far from great performance.

Another machine in office.
Kubuntu 9.10+KDE 4.4 Beta2
sucks a lot! I have no clue why KDE is so slow.

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RE: So far so good
by lemur2 on Mon 28th Dec 2009 12:14 in reply to "So far so good"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

E5200
Radeon HD3600

Arch 2.6.33-rc2
kdemod KDE SC 4.4 beta2
mesa 7.7
xf86-video-ati

2D drawing is instantly fast. Resizing has no any delay.
3D drawing is good, but far from great performance.

Another machine in office.
Kubuntu 9.10+KDE 4.4 Beta2
sucks a lot! I have no clue why KDE is so slow.


Almost certainly the office machine's performance problems comes down to the video card and drivers.

However, for the first machine:

Radeon HD3600
Arch 2.6.33-rc2
kdemod KDE SC 4.4 beta2
mesa 7.7
xf86-video-ati

This combination has the opensource xf86-video-ati drivers, presumably with interrupts supported. You are a bit of a whiz to be able to get that running, I'm impressed.

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RE[2]: So far so good
by rockmen1 on Mon 28th Dec 2009 13:27 in reply to "RE: So far so good"
rockmen1 Member since:
2006-02-04

2.6.32 gives me a corrupted screen. I have no way out but to try the newest stack.

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