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    My kubutu is very slow, i dont now what should i do. DMA is set, some services are off, 3D settings are on,PCMCIA off. KDE is set to high performance.

    Some info :

    Notebook :
    1,4 Pentium M
    40Gb HDD
    256 MB RAM
    intel i810 64MB
    KUBUNTU DAPPER DRAKE 6.03 (??)
    KDE

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    256 MB of RAM is decent, but KDE won't fly on that thing. You should consider using XFCE instead.

    If you really like KDE, go to KMenu > System > Konsole and copy and paste these commands:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install kpersonalizer
    kpersonalizer
    Choose "fewer effects," but make sure you have Background Wallpaper and Image Previews checked off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinos
    My kubutu is very slow, i dont now what should i do. DMA is set, some services are off, 3D settings are on,PCMCIA off. KDE is set to high performance.

    Some info :

    Notebook :
    1,4 Pentium M
    40Gb HDD
    256 MB RAM
    intel i810 64MB
    KUBUNTU DAPPER DRAKE 6.03 (??)
    KDE
    Hi, did you get this problem ever resolved?
    I just installed Kubuntu 6.06 and have the same problem.
    I previously had Debian testing installed (with KDE) and it was much, much more responsive. Boot up on Ubuntu takes 3-5 times longer, without it hanging at any particular place.
    Once booted up, it basically is unusable, that slow.
    I don't find any processes taking up the processor power.
    Something is wrong with its use of my pentium M processor power throttling, I suppose.

    I have a Pentium M 1.5 GHz
    1GB memory
    80GB HD
    Intel shared graphics

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    Are you talking about a slow HDD install or the Live CD? My impressions from a couple of weeks ago were that the Live CD was not very fast but I thought that this might be due, at least partially, to a slow CD device or the media itself. Since I could not install Kubuntu because the installer was not yet usable, I could not compare if the Live CD was much slower than a HDD install but now, when you say that the HDD install is slow, I might install it again to see how it works.

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    no, not the installation was slow, the installed system is unusably slow.
    (though the installation was slow as well)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinos
    My kubutu is very slow, i dont now what should i do. DMA is set, some services are off, 3D settings are on,PCMCIA off. KDE is set to high performance.

    Some info :

    Notebook :
    1,4 Pentium M
    40Gb HDD
    256 MB RAM
    intel i810 64MB
    KUBUNTU DAPPER DRAKE 6.03 (??)
    KDE
    thinos, did you ever solve your problem?
    see my post below.

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