How di I make Opensuse Faster?

Hi, I’m new to Opensuse and KDE and I don’t know all it’s features, I’m running it on a old laptop (Acer Aspire 3000), it isn’t very powerful! The performance is ok for now, but I know it can do better with some tweaks, I’ve manged to figure out a few things by my self but I’m sure someone can give me some better advise!! So, how do I make Opensuse 12.1 KDE faster?

Maybe you are new to forums too. Because it clearly states this section is Not for questions.
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Installing the proprietary video driver in computers with ATI and NVidia gpus is usually recommended, if the card is not too old and consequently unsupported, specially if ATI, that dropped support for a bunch of older chipsets.

On machines with weak video cards IME disabling desktop effects is very effective. You can do that from system settings or toggle it with AL+SHIFT+F12.

You’ll always get better help if you give specific info regarding your machine, like video card model, how much RAM memory, cpu model, etc.

And to take a look at the forum rules and categories, if you had posted this in install/boot/login forum you’d probably get better/more targeted help from experienced users with the same kind of machine.

Welcome and good luck with openSUSE. It’s an excellent distro!

You could try placing temp and log files into RAM as outlined in this article Move your logs and temp files to RAM and watch your portable fly!.

I have a Pentium M laptop I usually do this to. It usually makes a slight difference with battery life and such.

> You could try placing temp and log files into RAM

how do you inspect your log files to track down problems?

and, what happens when you fill RAM with temp files?

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If I have a problem, I can comment that part out and try it again. I haven’t had a problem significant enough for me to need them yet.

My system only has 1 GB of Ram and I haven’t noticed any filling up yet.

You can also specify partition sizes when creating / mounting in RAM, to keep filesystems (and the files thereon) from consuming too much memory. I do this with /tmp, guessing you could do that with /var/log as well.