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Old 04-19-2010, 12:25 AM   #1
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Any tricks to make kde 4.3 faster


I have already disabled desktop effects, can I do something else to make Kde 4.3 faster ?

Kindly guide !
 
Old 04-19-2010, 12:43 AM   #2
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Change to Xfce or Lxde?
 
Old 04-19-2010, 12:47 AM   #3
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Can't do that, using Kde 4.3 for the latest Marble !
 
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I have already disabled desktop effects, can I do something else to make Kde 4.3 faster ?

Kindly guide !
What do you think we can "kindly guide" you with? You don't say anything about the hardware you're trying to run this on, or what the problem really is, or what your needs are.

Saying "make it faster" is pointless...you may want 300 frames per second at 2560x2048x32bpp, out of a netbook, and that isn't going to happen. Then again, you might have the latest nVidia monster card, and don't have the drivers right. Provide details and a good question, and we might be able to help.
 
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Can't do that, using Kde 4.3 for the latest Marble !
Then I'm sorry for taking your thread off the zero reply list I hope this bump brings some useful replies.
 
Old 04-19-2010, 09:37 AM   #6
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Marble won't work under another desktop environment?
 
Old 04-19-2010, 03:11 PM   #7
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I think, Marble is all KDE 4 , Qt 4 ... ( Kde-Edu )
http://linuxers.org/article/marble-atlas-your-desktop

http://edu.kde.org/marble/download.php
QUOTE : ""Marble-KDE provides the full experience.
It provides all of the user interface and is the
recommended flavour. ""
.....
 
Old 04-19-2010, 11:26 PM   #8
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Thanks to all of you for replying !

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Then I'm sorry for taking your thread off the zero reply list I hope this bump brings some useful replies.
No need to feel sorry about anything. I should have mentioned the marble necessity earlier.

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Marble won't work under another desktop environment?
Marble needs Kde 4.3 because it is Kde-Marble not Qt-Marble.

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What do you think we can "kindly guide" you with?
I remember myself replying like this to a noob, who didn't provide enough details in his question.

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You don't say anything about the hardware you're trying to run this on, or what the problem really is, or what your needs are.
I didn't realise this has something to do with the hardware, that's why didn't mention it. (I have now mentioned the hardware specifications in my next post).

I actually wanted to remove everything that was making kde slower in responding as compared to xfce.

If my question still doesn't make sense, kindly let me know.

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Old 04-19-2010, 11:30 PM   #9
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anisha@linux-uitj:~> cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 6
model           : 23
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fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
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wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 xsave lahf_lm
bogomips        : 5594.33
clflush size    : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes   : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

processor       : 1
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
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wp              : yes
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clflush size    : 64
cache_alignment : 64
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express DRAM Controller (rev 10)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 10)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
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00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01)
03:01.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
03:01.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)
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MemTotal:        2045928 kB
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:37 AM   #10
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I actually wanted to remove everything that was making kde slower in responding as compared to xfce.
That's a tall order! You would have to get the KDE source, reverse engineer it (seriously non-trivial!) until you understood it well enough to excise the bulk of it (maybe not even possible because of cross-dependencies). Impracticably difficult (?) and then you'd have to start over when a new release of KDE appears.

Easier to remove the KDE dependencies from Kde-Marble?
 
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That's a tall order! You would have to get the KDE source, reverse engineer it (seriously non-trivial!) until you understood it well enough to excise the bulk of it (maybe not even possible because of cross-dependencies). Impracticably difficult (?) and then you'd have to start over when a new release of KDE appears
I thought i could uncheck all the memory hogging softwares from yast and get a faster KDE ! Is'nt that possible somehow ?
 
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I thought i could uncheck all the memory hogging softwares from yast and get a faster KDE ! Is'nt that possible somehow ?
That would speed KDE start up but would not speed its performance after that significantly unless the system is so short of memory that is is swapping.
 
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KDE4 (what a horrible train wreck IMO) has a lot of things that it *must* have to run that are very resource-hogging, such as Plasma. So AFAIK it's not possible to make KDE4 fast.

But does KDE Marble just use KDE libraries, or does it somehow integrate with KDE and interacts with Plasma or whatever?

Because every KDE app I've ever seen works wonderful on non-KDE desktops.

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Thanks for bothering!

All I could find is kde-marble uses a variety of KDE libraries and also libplasma.so, I don't know if that is related to the plasma you are talking !


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Thanks for the input ..

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Old 04-20-2010, 07:18 AM   #15
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Because every KDE app I've ever seen works wonderful on non-KDE desktops.
You mean I should install KDE for marble and some other DE for my use and then use marble from the other DE ?
 
  


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