Originally Posted by Fantasio
Logout from kde ant at this time you should be able to choose between kde or gnome.
Why not, from Mandriva to OpenSuSE.
What video driver do you use ? A "generic" driver can decrease the global performance of your system.
What are the amounts of swap (total and used) ?
Each one has his preferences, mine goes to OpenSuSE. I have worked during a little bit more than a year on Ubuntu (at work), I'm convinced, that distro has some very interesting things but it's not for me for several reasons.
Here is my video card information:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Trigem Computer Inc. Unknown device 3189
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 1
Kernel modules: intelfb, i2c-i810
Here is the memoryinformation:
total used free shared buffers c
Mem: 884 610 273 0 31
-/+ buffers/cache: 327 557
Swap: 3992 0 3992
Anything that stands out?
Is OpenSuse suitable for linux newbies?
THanks for all the help!