I am a long time linux user and I've been running enlightenment as my
window manager (I load it, not gnome-session in my.xinitrc) for
several years now.
I'm switching over to KDE (v3.1) and I am interested in ways I can
improve performance. I still plan to run several gnome apps under kde
that I have run for years under enlightenment (evolution, galeon,
Eterm for example.)
They all run and behave properly, but I've noticed as the day goes on,
they get slower. Eterm for example comes up very fast when I've first
started KDE, but by the afternoon it is taking 7-8 seconds to come up
(and that's with everything except kpager and gkrellm closed.) The
system also becomes jerkier (mouse movement for example.)
My box is a tecra 9000 (1 gHz pIII w/1 gig ram.) OS bits are RH 7.3,
kernel is 2.4.21 and kde bits are ASP Linux 3.1-0.74asp.
I've got plenty of free memory
total used free shared buffers
Mem: 1032876 830732 202144 0 106424
-/+ buffers/cache: 394476 638400
Swap: 1052216 0 1052216
and when I run top with everything closed, it is my heaviest process.
I'm looking for pointers on where to look/what to adjust.