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Old 02-04-2006, 01:21 PM   #1
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Is KDE 3.5 worthwhile for kernel 2.4.32 user


I'm running Slackware current on an AthlonXP machine
with KDE 3.4.2 and kernel 2.4.32.
I'm having trouble with the "kded media manager" so I've disabled it and mount/unmount from cli.

The problem with "kded..." is constant cpu usage of about 5% with occasional spikes, and from what I've gathered, it's not an uncommon problem.

I've heard this is solved by going to 2.6.x with HAL and DBUS.

I was hoping to avoid a kernel upgrade until 2.6 is well mature.

Does any one know if KDE 3.5.x is any better in this
regard when using 2.4.x?

I'd really like to have a fully functioning KDE, just
for the sake of convenience.
 
Old 02-04-2006, 02:53 PM   #2
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I was hoping to avoid a kernel upgrade until 2.6 is well mature.
Dude, it's at 2.6.15 now!
When do you think it will be mature enough? When 2.8 comes out?

Take my word for it, it is well worth upgrading to 2.6.x, as it is much better both anecdotally, and in real world benchmarks. See for example:
http://bulk.fefe.de/scalability/

If you are worried about stability, just hang back a couple of minor versions, ie: I am currently using 2.6.13 on my desktop.
 
Old 02-05-2006, 10:37 AM   #3
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Thanks bulliver, but I was being a little breif about 2.6.x.
There are practical reasons, as well, for me staying with 2.4.x.
I'll address those issues sometime, but right now I'm still
interested in knowing if any one has experience with KDE 3.5,
kded media manager, and kern. 2.4.x.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 08:44 AM   #4
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Sincerely, i dont think that there are good news for us (im facing the same problem as u).
while i dont mind to mount/umount/access devices throuhg CLI, i would prefer having a complete functioning KDE, but i think that it is not going to be possible (not without kernel upgrades), so im staying with the CLI.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 12:03 PM   #5
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Are you aware that you in fact don't need to use CLI to do the mounting? You can also create a (permanent) icon on your Desktop (right-click on Desktop, Create new ---> link to device, point to drive) and then mount/unmount it by right-clicking the device icon and selecting mount resp. unmount.

I'm usually doing it like this as I'm running a 2.4 kernel too. Additionally I'd have all KDE daemons deactivated in control center if I were using KDE right now.

Offtopic: Right now I'm using matchbox as my window manager. Anyone heard of that? It's quite nice...

Last edited by General Failure; 02-20-2007 at 12:05 PM.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 10:39 PM   #6
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Now that u mention it, i did not think on that (the link option), thanks.

What do u exactly refer when say "KDE daemons" and what benefit u get from deactivate them, and how to deactivate them?

Im not 'newbie', but i dont mess with fancy graphic tools, I just let it be,


About 'matchbox', no idea
 
Old 02-21-2007, 03:46 AM   #7
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In KDE Control Center under "KDE Services" or similar (I use German i18n) you can start, stop and disable several, well, KDE services like for example the media manager. Benefit: Save a little RAM.

Matchbox is a windowmanager originally designed for pdas, quite lightweight and optically appealing.

Have a nice day (whatever timezone you're in) folks!
 
  


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