Improving kde perfomance...

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Sat Apr 15 17:48:52 UTC 2006

--On April 15, 2006 5:14:14 PM +0000 Paulino Calderon 
<paulino.calderon at> wrote:

> Hey folks, Ive been googling about howto improve kde perfomance, i ve
> always used fluxbox as my wm but recently I got a new laptop, it has a
> 3.2 ghz processor, 1 gb of ram, and an ati mobility radeon x600 wiith 256
> mb of video meomry so I decided to try kde but so far the perfomance has
> benn really poor, cpu usage is always between 20-25% eventhough im not
> doing anything, most apps takes between 5 and 10 seconds to start, and
> even the mouse pointer feels like it gets stuck when i move it too fast,
> is this as fast as it gets for kde? or do you guys think there is
> osmething wrong with my installation? I instaleld it via ports by the way.
Strange.  My install is quite peppy.

99 processes:  2 running, 96 sleeping, 1 stopped
CPU states: 99.6% user,  0.0% nice,  0.4% system,  0.0% interrupt,  0.0% 
Mem: 322M Active, 479M Inact, 131M Wired, 39M Cache, 111M Buf, 25M Free
Swap: 500M Total, 55M Used, 444M Free, 11% Inuse

FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE-p6 #1: Sat Apr  1 21:39:10 CST 2006
    root at
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.60GHz (3591.11-MHz 686-class CPU)
  Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0xf41  Stepping = 1
  Hyperthreading: 2 logical CPUs
real memory  = 1072193536 (1022 MB)

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
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University of Texas at Dallas
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