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Old 02-07-2010, 09:04 PM   #1
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RAM for kde4?


does kde3.5 differ much in memory requirements from kde4?

i'm running kde4 on an old thinkpad with 256mb ram and everything is a little slow...

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Old 02-07-2010, 09:07 PM   #2
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KDE4 does require slightly more memory. What you can do is go to system settings and disable strigi and nepomuk.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 09:35 PM   #3
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what do strigi and nepomuk do? nothing essential, i guess...
 
Old 02-08-2010, 02:38 AM   #4
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what do strigi and nepomuk do? nothing essential, i guess...
http://nepomuk.kde.org/
http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=40889
 
Old 02-08-2010, 06:16 PM   #5
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256MB is on the small side for any full on GUI. You could try a lightweight gui like xfce, but if you can get more RAM, I would.
 
Old 02-12-2010, 09:47 PM   #6
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woohoo! I bought 512mb and everything flies! Now I have 767mb and when i click on a different desktop it just pops up! Imagine that!


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As suggested before, try xfce - it will really speed it up
 
Old 02-12-2010, 10:26 PM   #8
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I've got a machine running Arch w/ XFCE and it's pretty damn good with only 256MB RAM. Compositing doesn't really work that well, but only because the graphics adapter in that machine is a crappy Intel integrated controller. Don't let that stop you from trying it, though...yours might be newer (and thus probably more capable of 3D compositing ).

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Old 02-13-2010, 01:54 AM   #9
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I hated kde4 for about 4 days but now i love it. I'm running Pardus and I don't have the time right now to figure out its package management. It doesn't seem to be like any other... I wouldn't even know how to install xfce on pardus, but everything's working at the moment


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