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cacadoo 02-04-2005 03:50 AM

Slow Image Viewers
I am with Mandrake 10.0 Official with KDE and I've been with Linux over six months now. Most of the first steps I have done myself, but I have no idea how to solve this.

I have tried several image viewer programs like gthumb, gqview, xnview, flphoto... I tried both installing them from an RPM as well as compiling them from the source. Each of them appears to be quite slow, openning an average 1Mb JPEG from 3 to 20 seconds. When I boot win$, ASDSee opens these files immediatelly, without any noticeable delay. I cannot believe that win$ could be faster than Linux.

My machine is not a beast - Duron 700MHz only, but other applications work quite well, including video players like totem or mplayer.

Your help will be highly appreciated.

teckk 02-04-2005 11:45 PM

Opening Gnome apps in KDE will take longer than opening them in Gnome.
In KDE Kuickshow and Kview open images fast enough. Those would have installed by default with KDE I think.

ganja_guru 02-05-2005 12:00 AM

else, try showimg. its brilliant.

cacadoo 02-06-2005 05:19 AM

Thank you for your replies.

Unfortunately, I have tried all Kuickshow, Kview and Showimg, tried using GNOME as well, but performance was not any better. GThumb seems to be the least annoying so far :-(.

Thanks very much for your replies anyway.

ganja_guru 02-06-2005 07:31 AM

whats your config ? have you enabled dma thru hdparm ? what file system do you use..? in my experience showimg and kuickshow were really fast...

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