Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Jun 2010 09:46 UTC, submitted by dmbkiwi
KDE "The latest in the 4.x series of the KDE Software Compilation is due to be released in early August 2010. With the first beta of this release recently unleashed, I thought I'd download the openSuse packages and see what 4.5 has got in store for us."
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by Hiev on Mon 7th Jun 2010 16:06 UTC
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

I've tried KDE 4.4.? with an NVidia and an ATI card and KWin feels so slugish on both. If I use compiz everything is smooth, Was this an specific problem of 4.4 that is fixed in 4.5?

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by gilboa on Mon 7th Jun 2010 18:52 in reply to "...I"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

At least on my desktops/workstation KDE 4.4 kwin seems fast enough. (Desktops rand from AthlonX2 4200 to dual Xeon L5530)
I did switch to my Asus 1201N to GNOME, but this had less to do with CPU usage and more to do with saving memory to be used by VirtualBox. (KDE + kwin effects eat >100MB more than GNOME + metacity, and I needed every single byte...)

FWIW I'm using Fedora 12 and 13. All x86_64.

- Gilboa

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by joekiser on Mon 7th Jun 2010 19:35 in reply to "...I"
joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30

I've tried KDE 4.4.? with an NVidia and an ATI card and KWin feels so slugish on both. If I use compiz everything is smooth, Was this an specific problem of 4.4 that is fixed in 4.5?


Same here, Intel graphics. KDEmod 4.3 was smooth, 4.4 is noticeably slower.

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RE: ...I
by righard on Mon 7th Jun 2010 23:14 in reply to "...I"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

Why was this modded down? It's not offtopic, it isn't incorrect, and it isn't trolling.

For me also, KDE 4.3 was much smoother than 4.4.

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by Hiev on Mon 7th Jun 2010 23:54 in reply to "RE: ...I"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

That's something I've never understood, even on theDot, admins. have deleted comments regarding errors in KDE, looks like they can't handle the criticts, even the contructive ones.

Edited 2010-06-07 23:56 UTC

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by Fettarme H-Milch on Tue 8th Jun 2010 00:26 in reply to "...I"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

As KWin gains new features, it occasionally triggers bugs in the drivers.
It's not KDE's job to work around bugs in the drivers, it's the driver vendor's job to fix its drivers.

An alternative explanation could be that you manually set the compositing render mode from OpenGL to XRender. Check System Settings.

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by Hiev on Tue 8th Jun 2010 00:29 in reply to "RE: ...I"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

I could agree with you, but when the problem is with Intel, NVidia and Ati, and compiz works well, I don't think the problem has to do with drivers.

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