OpenSUSE :: Sluggish After An Hour Of Usage And KDE Widgets/desktop Are No Longer Rendered Properly

Sep 26, 2010

I am using OpenSUSE for the first time. I quite like it but KDE on 11.3 is really giving me a hard time. My desktop becomes very sluggish after about an hour of usage and the KDE widgets/desktop are no longer rendered properly, with color spilling and bloated borders etc.

To give you a better idea, here is a screenshot of my desktop -[url] here's another - [url]

I suspect that this might be an issue with drivers for Intel Graphics, though I couldn't find anyone experiencing exactly the same problem as me. I am running a P4 2.4 GHz with onboard intel graphics.

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When the desktop effects are turned on by default, my desktop is rendered upside down, although the task bar stays at the bottom, even though the favorites bar got cropped off by the panel. Here, I'll demonstrate:Desktop is now rendered properly without desktop effects enabled, as a workaround. Removing .kde or renaming .kde to .kdebackup will not fix the problem. Same as for .config.

grayson@HTPC:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge


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Apr 5, 2011

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This is what it looks like when something goes wrong:


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1. Dolphin takes so much time to load (15 seconds)

2. When I try to do something inside dolphin (like Edit->copy) can take up to 15 seconds to see the menu to appear.

3. Double clicking inside a catalog can take up to 5 seconds

I have same kind of problems with Gwenview. I can not say precisely blame kde, dolphin or gwenview.

I would like to ask your help how can I find what's the problem (any cli command, any log file to check?)

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I installed Suse 11.3 a couple days ago. I have been using Ubuntu for the last 2 years and wanted to try something new. Everything has been working great so far except the widgets.

To add a widget, I click the icon on the right of the toolbar, click "Add Widget", and drag the widget to the desktop. When the widget appears it is stretched to the full width of the display and everything is scrunched vertically. A screenshot of the problem is below.

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### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
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[boot loader]
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KDE 4.6.3
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I have ran the command Glxinfo as a normal user and I get the following output. name of display: :0.0 NVIDIA: - Anonymous - TzhDEdV5 - When run as a superuser I get the following output. name of display: :0.0 display - Anonymous - 4nb3pDJH - I have noticed a major difference in output is that as a normal user Direct Rendering is not enabled, though as soon as I log into the super user there is no such error message.

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Aug 18, 2011

I have an Intel Core i7 860, 8 GB RAM, with nVidia Quadro NVS 295 graphics card running openSUSE 11.4 with KDE 4.7. Moving, resizing, and minimizing windows, opening the starter menu is sluggish, choppy. It's not that I cannot live with it, but it should be smooth, and that's what bothering me. It seems like I have tried "everything" to fix the problem, disabling the blur effect, the pixmap trick, changing nVidia driver (both the latest beta 285.03, the latest stable 280.13, and the one from the repository, 275.21), and enabling and disabling the things on the "Advanced" tab for desktop effects.

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Apr 8, 2009

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I have used Openshot extensively and have never had this problem, so I installed all the other video editors I could, and the problem persists (pitivi has a dependency problem so I haven't been able to use it).

I have tried several video players as well, all doing the same (VLC and Smplayer)

I am running Debian stable jessie, 64 bit, xfce

Code: Select allcpu:                                                           
                       AMD A6-3670 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, 800 MHz
                       AMD A6-3670 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, 800 MHz
                       AMD A6-3670 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, 800 MHz
                       AMD A6-3670 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, 800 MHz

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