__/ [Alex] on Thursday 15 December 2005 12:56 \__
> "Gordon" <gbplinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> Amund scribed thusly:
>> > Does anyone know the hardware requirements for running KDE 3.5?
>> > I am running kde 3.5 on a Pentium 4 2GHz 32bits cpu, and the system is
>> > so slow.
>> > It seems like kded and X are fighting for the cpu-resources. These 2
>> > processes together uses 70-90 % of the cpu.
>> > kded uses 125 MB of memory.
>> > X uses 290 MB of memory.
>> That's interesting - I'm running KDE 3.5 on Ubuntu 5.10 on a 1.5GHZ
>> processor with 762 MB RAM. I've currently got 38 processes running,
>> including KMail, Knode and Konqeror.
>> CPU usage is currently running at 5%, user RAM at 215 MB out of 726 MB,
>> no swap used at all.
>> I think you need to look at your system monitor to see what's taking up
>> your resources.
> I'm running KDE on P4 2.5GHz and it can be extremely slow at times. The
> longer the system runs, the more memory it seems to use up.
> I have 512 megs of ram; when I fist start up KDE approx 100 - 150 megs are
> in use, but after a few days it's in the 300 - 400 meg range even when i'm
> not using many programs..
> I've looked at the guide to improving KDE performance and applied some of
> the steps but they didn't help much.
* KDE 3.1 on a 1.8 GHz processor, 512 RAM - very fast and responsive
* KDE 3.4 on a 2.2 GHz processor, 256 RAM - ditto, although shadows,
fade-in/out, translucency effects enabled are 'CPU murder'
* GNOME on a 1.5 GHz processor - probably quicker than both of the above,
but everything runs over SSH so it is hard to judge
Your situation reminds me of an issue that I sometimes have. xlock has a
conflict with X if I leave the machine locked and connect from outside. I
have absolutely no idea why. The two processes are fighting over the CPU,
bringing usage up to 100% when they are supposed to be idle. This can go
on forever unless I kill xlock. When all functions properly, X should take
2-10% of the CPU capacity. Something must be set wrong on your machine.
Hope it helps,
Roy S. Schestowitz
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