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    Default Are you finding KDE3 slower than KDE4.2?

    My KDE4.3 seems to be lagging a little compared to how KDE4.2.4 performed. At the moment I'm not having a good experience with 4.3 as it's proving unstable and seems slower. It seems to take 0.5 s to respond to a click on the menu or panel.
    Are others experiencing this or is my installation up the creak?
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    Default Re: Are you finding KDE3 slower than KDE4.2?

    Only an improvement for me.
    Did I read another thread related to this that you posted?

    Do we need to check your repo's (zypper lr -d) and run through all the possibilities? I would look through software management and filter by repo and select System, scroll right down and see if there are any Red packages.
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    Default Re: Are you finding KDE3 slower than KDE4.2?

    Here are my repos
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    #  | Alias                    | Name                            | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                                                                | Service                          
    ---+--------------------------+---------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------                          
    1  | KDE42_Community          | KDE42 Community                 | No      | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Community/openSUSE_11.1_KDE_42                |                                  
    2  | KDE4_Community           | KDE4 Community                  | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Community/openSUSE_11.1_KDE4_Factory_Desktop/ |                                  
    3  | KDE4_Factory             | KDE4 Factory                    | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Factory:/Desktop/openSUSE_11.1/               |                                  
    4  | KDE:42                   | KDE:42                          | No      | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/42/openSUSE_11.1/                                   |                                  
    5  | OpenOffice_Stable        | OpenOffice Stable               | No      | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/OpenOffice.org:/STABLE/openSUSE_11.1/                    |                                  
    6  | openSUSE 11.1-0          | openSUSE 11.1-0                 | No      | No      |   99     | yast2  | cd:///?devices=/dev/sr0                                                                            |
    7  | openSUSE:Factory:Contrib | openSUSE:Factory:Contrib        | No      | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/openSUSE:/Factory:/Contrib/openSUSE_11.1/                |
    8  | openSuSE11.1_Factory     | openSuSE11.1 Factory            | No      | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla:/Factory/openSUSE_11.1/                          |
    9  | repo                     | openSUSE BuildService - Mozilla | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.1/                                   |
    10 | repo-non-oss             | openSUSE-11.1-Non-Oss           | Yes     | Yes     |  120     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.1/repo/non-oss/                                       |
    11 | repo-oss                 | openSUSE-11.1-Oss               | Yes     | Yes     |  120     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.1/repo/oss/                                           |
    12 | repo-update              | openSUSE-11.1-Update            | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.1/                                                          |
    13 | repo_1                   | Packman Repository              | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.skynet.be/pub/packman/suse/11.1/                                                        |
    14 | system:wicd              | system:wicd                     | No      | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/system:/wicd/openSUSE_11.1/
    I performed the upgrade as instructed in your howto. Removed the KDE42 repos and added the KDE4 ones then did an update all if newer on the two KDE4 repos.

    I still have a few red packages but they don't have anything to do with KDE and are not part of the KDE4 repos. For example I have the kernel packages in red as I haven't upgraded to the latest release, there are a few other reds which are specific apps not part of the openSUSE release like the hard disk monitor and parking utility etc.

    EDIT: I've left the KDE42 repos in only in case the move over to KDE4 didn't work for some reason. I will now remove them. Also, the other repos that are listed but disabled are there for me to do a manual update of a specific app as and when I am ready.
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    Default Re: Are you finding KDE3 slower than KDE4.2?

    Red packages are not updates, they are either roll-backs, or perhaps a manually installed .rpm (eg; Virtual Box)
    It's unlikely you have Red kernel packages.

    I don't want to come across in a condescending way here: But you are sure it's slower!?
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    Default Re: Are you finding KDE3 slower than KDE4.2?

    Ignore my comment about the kernel packages being red they are actually in blue. Sorry it was late when I typed that.
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    Default Re: Are you finding KDE3 slower than KDE4.2?

    I do know that other users with the 945 chipset have issues I cannot replicate. So far my 965 has been perfect in every way.
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    Default Re: Are you finding KDE3 slower than KDE4.2?

    Yes I read about the 945 chipset problems too. Things seems to have settled down now once I disabled the desktop effects which were also causing screen freezes (see my other topic).
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    Default Re: Are you finding KDE3 slower than KDE4.2?

    I had all sorts of problems with 4.2 on a Thinkpad r60e, the worst being continual lockups, which I could never resolve. Update to 4.3 has fixed all those problems and is much faster. The only real problem was when I was experimenting with desktop effects and my panels, which I have set to autohide, would not always pop out when needed, just a sort of blue bar indicating where they were hidden, as I do not really use the effects though, as I said I was just experimenting, I just turned them all off and everything is back to good.
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