Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2011 21:31 UTC, submitted by Z_God
KDE Disappointed with KDE 4's performance and other shortcomings, Timothy Pearson continued KDE 3.5 development under the name Trinity. Today the first third major update of the Trinity Desktop Environment is released, providing an alternative upgrade path for KDE users who do not feel comfortable with KDE 4.
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Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

I also have the same hardware profile. Can you unravel the secrets? Why offer just Thommie? I'd like to know this one. I might even switch to KDE... if it really helps.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I also have the same hardware profile. Can you unravel the secrets? Why offer just Thommie? I'd like to know this one. I might even switch to KDE... if it really helps.


Maybe the latest fixes in KDE:

http://kde.org/announcements/announce-4.7.3.php

... and in the Xorg driver for ATI GPUs

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTAxMDM

... might help also. Good luck.

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Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

I'm pleased to announce the 6.14.3 release of the xf86-video-ati (radeon) driver. Thanks to everybody who contributed!



Ok, I get a tar.gz file, and I just installed in /usr/local using the INSTALL instructions. Now how am I supposed to use this driver? Looks like system radeon is still loading up. Any tutorials on this?

So what the KWin maintainer is probably refering to those fixes, specially tiling fixes? I'd like a better explanation from the KWin folk who dropped in here... I don't see any settings in OpenGL guide, just three options: ( ) Enable direct processing ( ) Use OpenGL 2 Shaders ( ) Use Vsync....

Can a tutorial be detailed written for us ATI/AMD users to actually use KDE4 without these lags? I'd like to have this documented, instead of having it "tailored for a particular website VIP". We ATI/AMD owners all need the hints.

Edited 2011-11-04 00:42 UTC

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