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Old 04-14-2010, 10:12 AM   #1
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Question Plasma-desktop taking 315MB of RAM - Now that's too much, I need to get rid of it.

What alternatives are there to replace plasma-desktop?
I all I need the desktop for is the start menu. I can have KDE Browser to open icons right, or the dolphin?
Just look at it, it is taking about 100MB more than X.

BTW, I am using KDE 4.3.5 that came with Mandriva PowerPack 2010.

Thanks for any help.

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Old 04-14-2010, 10:28 AM   #2
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Get rid of KDE and use a bare window manager.
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Plasma is pretty well integrated into KDE and I don't think you can run KDE4 without it. You might consider using a lighter weight DE like XFCE or LXDE.



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