KDE 3.1 suddenly slow (boot and opening programs)
I am running suse 9.0 with KDE 3.1
A few days ago I was customizing how KDE looked, installing styles and themes, and trying to see if I could get GTK applications to look better too. I installed the GTK control panel from the Suse (Yast) installer application. I don't know if this messed anything up but now KDE is running very slow, though applications themselves don't seem to be affected.
When I boot my computer it boots fine up to the graphical login. I login, either as root or a user, and it goes fine for a little bit, untill it gets to the second or third icon flashing, then the icon seems to stop, the flashing slows down to about 1/8 the speed as the others, and from then on everything takes a really long time. Eventually It goes past the "restoring Session" but my desktop still is not usable and I have to wait another 10 or 20 seconds before all the icons on the panel are back,before applications I didn't close before logging out are back up and running, and then finally I can click on something in the interface.
When I run a program, as its loading for about 5 to 10 seconds, its as if the interface stops responding. I can move the mouse, but clicking on a window dose not activate it and I just have to wait for the application to load. This is a big change from last week, when I could chat on IRC while I waited for Mozilla to open.
I am fairly new to linux so I am not really sure how to trouble shoot this, anyone have any suggestions?