Just to update this
I checked ksysguard and could not see any process spiking.
I installed iotop and
when I wrote dolphin in konsole the followint entry appeared
7571 be/4 apa 7.74 K/s 0.00 B/s 0.00 % 0.29 % kdeinit4: dolphin [kdeinit] -icon system-~nts/Documents-/measur
which was not always the highest top priority process.
I also disabled the services you told me but did not fix anything.
I will also try out what the other user suggested and I will post back again.
Just to update something:
After the upgrade even the shutdown button from kde works.
I found on the internet that one can from command line to ask the kde to turn off by using
usr/bin/qdbus org.kde.ksmserver /KSMServer logout 1 0-1 -1
Some more updates:
when I tried to launch konqueror from konsole
received the following
ap@s:~/Documents/hiasCode> konqueror .
konqueror(7532)/kdeui (kdelibs): Attempt to use QAction “dolphin” with KXMLGUIFactory!
konqueror(7532)/kdeui (kdelibs): Attempt to use QAction “gwenview” with KXMLGUIFactory!
konqueror(7532)/kdeui (kdelibs): Attempt to use QAction “” with KXMLGUIFactory!
Advanced probing on /dev/sr0 failed while reading block size
Do not you think that this might be a good starting point?
Applications > System> Monitor> Process manager. Do you see any overly redundant processes?
I had like 47 “alonadi_contact” ones. After correcting this KDE is snappier, mostly in regards to the bootup.
create and login as a new user, does the slowness persist?
since it only affects 2 apps you could move or remove your dolphin and gwenview config files and folders ~/.kde4/share/apps/dolphi* ~/.kde4/share/apps/gwenview ~/share/.kde4/config/dolphinrc ~/.kde4/share/config/gwenviewrc
I still wander about your places - is there anything funky there? that might be ~/.kde4/share/apps/kfileplaces/ possibly close dolphin and grenview and rename it
Tried this also. It is also slow for the new user.
In opensuse 11.4 when you create a new user and log in the first thing you see in the up left corner is the desktop view of a folder.
Even the contents of that folder take time to appear.
I have also noticed that also other ‘functionalities’ that take time to load at start-up.
For example alt+f2 dialog takes some time to appear. It takes also time to find the application (amarok) and time to respond after I press enter. This was once upon a time a really fast and steady process.
It also takes a lot of time to log out (if it does not stuck).
Thus I believe that there is something problem with the “core” of the kde. Might be some wrongly updated library version?
I would like to ask you to suggest me a more ‘drastic’ way to fix that. Can I downgrade my kde to the previous version . Is that safe to try it out , how I can do that?
you could upgrade to 4.6.2, it should be available soon - 4.6.1 is available now in the 46 repository (but it will change to 4.6.2 when it is ready). I’m not sure that anything less than 4.6.0 is available for 11.4
you could also reinstall all your current KDE rpm’s within Yast sw manager using in the repository tab: right click -> all in list -> update unconditionally if you think the problem is corruption in the core libraries
Just to give you feed back as it is really important
After upgrading problem is fixed. Can someone edit the title and add the [solved] word at the beginning?
Thank you very much all of you for your support!