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i knew KDE was a huge RAM consumer cause it happend when i added two extension bars (kas bar and a child bar ) to my desktop . i took it off right away . now my ram use is of about 170 180 Mb but now i have another problem , my kcontrol doesn`t show the left side ( where the options are ) does anyone know how to get it back ? thanks for the help,see you!
I have a similar problem with KDE 3.0 When I turnanti aliaised fonts on or off in the control centre, KDE seems to crash. This causes window decorations to dissapear (Title bars etc) also on the taskbar if you close a window the applications name stays. To solve this I just restart X windows. Note KDE does keep your font setting change.
To restart X, close all open programs, press CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE then restart X with startx or init 4.
As for your memory hog here is what KDE looks like on my system.
9:38pm up 1 day, 21:26, 0 users, load average: 1.23, 1.23, 1.18
75 processes: 70 sleeping, 5 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU states: 2.3% user, 1.7% system, 95.8% nice, 0.0% idle
Mem: 513768K av, 470248K used, 43520K free, 0K shrd, 53132K buff
Swap: 128516K av, 448K used, 128068K free 274796K cached
All the nice is distributed net client running in the background.
This is KDE with konq, Kmail, Knode, Control Centre and a Konsole open. Using Liquid Theme. System specs are
Athlon 1.2GHz C
512MB 133MHz SDRAM
ASUS A7V 133 Motherboard
Voodoo 3 16MB
IBM Deskstar 20Gig Drive
3Com 3C905B vortex boomerang 10/100 LAN
Running Slack 8.0 with some 8.1 upgrades and KDE 3.0
i just reinstalled again everything and it worked fine . BTW if you would tell me about your athlon and which motherboard you have i would apreciate , mine is a athlon K7 slot A ( i heard they don`t make them anymore) on a asus K7M and i think it`s somehow fscked up cause it gets really hot ( i was told i was going to have problems with it ) like becoming unstable and stuff so i`m planning to change them ( they are keeping processor and motherb so i can buy new ones for less money ) .
It's a Athlon 1.2GHz Socket A. The Motherboard is a ASUS A7V133
This is an old Athlon now the two newest models are the Athlon XP and Athlon MP. The MP is a multiproccessor version (put 2 CPU's in one machine ). I would recommend you get a Athlon XP. Note the XP has nothing to do with windows XP it's just a marketing gimmic name.
The newer CPU's run cooler and faster. They are cheaper than a Pentium 4. If you do get a Athlon I recommend getting a good heatsink I have a old ThermoSonic Thermoengine cooler on mine. It can overheat in the summer 35 + celcius causes overheating on my CPU. The newer Athlon XPs are much better.
A Pentium 4 is good for Linux if you can afford it $$$$. We have a P4 1.7Ghz machine here and it can compile really fast. However if you dual-boot and play games it is not really worth the extra money. You are better off spending more on a Geforce 3 or 4 Card for Games.