Originally Posted by smoooth103
I just removed KDE. I suppose removing KSecrets would have been the practical approach. In either event, it's solved! Thanks.
You know I've always loved KDE but it has just gotten wildly too large and cumbersome. It tries to do too many things in my opinion and the quality of what those things do has gone down a tad. Honestly, I've started to wonder whether it makes sense as somewhat the default option in Slackware considering its simplicity/KISS "philosophy." Of course it's only an option it does not harm to include it. I'm not criticizing anything about Slackware because I love it -- but rather asking the question if, at some point, will KDE find itself in the opposite direction of slackware?
I agree with what you say. Slackware64 has been installed on 4 laptops here, all to try to wean users from Windows. KDE was chosen as the substitute, but
the 'users' are complaining that the machine starts up too slow.
The time to get to the KDM login screen from Lilo prompt is 58 seconds
The time to get to KDE desktop from KDM login is 45 seconds.
Now I'm an 'old guy' that still uses fvwm, and nothing beats that for lean
mean speed :-) so I'm not used to KDE but I think to have to wait over a
minute is ridiculous.
Am I right to assume that only KDE and XFCE are suitable substitutes for the MSwindows interface? How does XFCE compare in terms of speed?