Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: kmail works great on desktop, very slow on laptop

  1. #1
    grglsn NNTP User

    Default kmail works great on desktop, very slow on laptop

    Hello,

    As I am using kmail in KDE 4.9.2, I found that it installed really well
    and easily on my desktop, but not so well on my laptop.

    Here is probably the principal difference - the desktop was a clean
    install of opensuse 12.2, while the laptop was an upgrade. Both were
    done from the DVD.

    The difference in performance is this. On my desktop, when I set up my
    accounts, it took all of about 5 minutes (ok, maybe a little longer, but
    it finished quickly) to download all 5000 emails that I have in
    different folders into kmail (I have offline mode selected, and I am
    using IMAP on a gmail account). On my laptop, I am going on 9 hours now
    and it is still working on it.

    Another difference in performance is that on my desktop, I can select 50
    old emails that I don't want anymore, and hit delete, and within 5
    seconds they are all gone. On my laptop, I select just one email, hit
    delete, and it takes a really long time - I waited 20 minutes and then
    gave up and aborted the deletion.

    All my settings for kmail are exactly the same, as I had it next to the
    desktop and set up the accounts and identities exactly as I had them on
    the desktop.

    So, short of having to do a clean install of opensuse 12.2, which I
    really don't want to do as I have several other programs that took a lot
    of work to install, what might be the cause of this? Are there some
    networking libraries or something that I need to look at?

    My laptop is also running on wireless, while my desktop is plugged in.
    However, my speed in browsing the internet in firefox is the same for
    the desktop and laptop.

    I appreciate any hints on solving this one. Also please let me know what
    further information I need to post. My email accounts are all gmail
    IMAP, and they were set up with the autodetect on port numbers standard
    for gmail (IMAP port 993, SSL/TLS, Clear text authentication; SMTP port
    465, SSL, LOGIN authentication).

    --
    G.O.
    Box #1: 12.2 | KDE 4.9.2 | AMD Phenom IIX4 | 64 | ATI Radeon HD 3300 | 16GB
    Box #2: 12.2 | KDE 4.9.1 | AMD Athlon X3 | 64 | nVidia C61 GeForce
    7025 | 4GB
    Laptop: 12.2 | KDE 4.9.2 | Core i7-2620M | 64 | Intel HD Graphics 3000
    | 8GB


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Spain
    Posts
    25,547

    Default Re: kmail works great on desktop, very slow on laptop

    On 2012-10-24 12:41, grglsn wrote:

    > Here is probably the principal difference - the desktop was a clean install of opensuse 12.2, while
    > the laptop was an upgrade. Both were done from the DVD.


    Review the steps for an offline upgrade (dvd method) here:

    Offline upgrade method

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" (Minas Tirith))

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Poland
    Posts
    1,924

    Default Re: kmail works great on desktop, very slow on laptop

    For a quick test you might create a new user on the laptop and see if the performance is slow with the new user. If yes the problem is somewhere in your old KDE configuration.
    Best regards,
    Greg

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •