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Old 09-20-2009, 03:25 AM   #1
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First impressions on Slack13/Plasma Desktop


I think Slack13 is a very impressive release. Great work.

Still some thinks I do not get though, probably they do not have to do with Slack13

1)KDE apparently freezes sometimes, for no apparent reason. Also sometimes the plasma desktop is unresponsive, people tend to click more than once on an app, and then many instances appear with a significant delay...
2) Some apps seem missing,apparently also in Slackbuilds like Open office.
Though Slackbuilds seems to have a lot more than before. I am also puzzzled because some of the packages in the Slack dvd are also in Slackbuilds... Why wouln't Openoffice be included in Slack13?
 
Old 09-20-2009, 04:05 AM   #2
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1) Have you tried increasing the priority that your Xserver runs at. It resolved all my problems with KDE4 desktop sluggishness.
 
Old 09-20-2009, 01:05 PM   #3
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Maybe you searched for it wrong on SlackBuilds.
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13...penoffice.org/


While slackware trys to offer multiple options, it only seems to do so when it doesn't cause severe bloat. Maybe the slackware team feels that the KDE office applications are more than adequate and they didn't need to bloat the system with 433MB of redundant functionality?
 
Old 09-20-2009, 02:08 PM   #4
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1)KDE apparently freezes sometimes, for no apparent reason. Also sometimes the plasma desktop is unresponsive, people tend to click more than once on an app, and then many instances appear with a significant delay...
Slackware 13.0 is known to have issue with intel graphic chipsets (actually it's an issue with X Window). Do you have an intel graphic chipset?

If so, please try to install an alternative version of the intel driver. Several versions are available in directory extra/xf86-video-intel-alternate/. Do not forget to remove the previous intel package before installing a new one.
 
Old 09-20-2009, 02:27 PM   #5
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1)KDE apparently freezes sometimes, for no apparent reason. Also sometimes the plasma desktop is unresponsive, people tend to click more than once on an app, and then many instances appear with a significant delay...
I had problems with this early on. But I'm not sure if this is your problem or not, so I'm only guessing at number 1.

After about a half hour to an hour of just basic desktop usage (nothing cpu intensive) the Panel would just freeze. I could <Alt> + <Tab> to already open applications but I couldn't open up new ones from the panel.

While running "top" I saw that plasma was running between 65-85% cpu load. I read a few reports online and the only way they were to alleviate the issue was to turn off nepomuk. Once I did that and rebooted the computer, everything has been running smoothly. No more freezes.
 
Old 09-22-2009, 01:09 PM   #6
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I had problems with this early on. But I'm not sure if this is your problem or not, so I'm only guessing at number 1.

After about a half hour to an hour of just basic desktop usage (nothing cpu intensive) the Panel would just freeze. I could <Alt> + <Tab> to already open applications but I couldn't open up new ones from the panel.

While running "top" I saw that plasma was running between 65-85% cpu load. I read a few reports online and the only way they were to alleviate the issue was to turn off nepomuk. Once I did that and rebooted the computer, everything has been running smoothly. No more freezes.
Not sure if I had the same issue as you larryhaja, but plasma was spiking my CPU load around the same numbers as yours after being in KDE for about a day. I read that nepomuk was a possible culprit, but before I actually went for that I saw another article about switching the menus to classic menus and that looked to be my solution. I did not try turning off nepomuk (how do you do that BTW?)... could this be related somehow?
 
  


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