OK… Just another question to the experts.
I’m on KDE now for a few hours.
I remeber at another forum somebody saw my “inxi…” and said exactly
I would rather think that the Intel GPU is too weak for KDEs fancy effects with opengl. Maybe you get a better performance when changing the effects to xrender (instead opengl) which would be then CPU only rendering.
Is this OK? If I changed from opengl to xrender I may get better performance?
(I don’t really care about all the bells and whistles, I care most about speed and responsiveness)
FWIW, I’ve been using KDE for so long now that muscle memory makes it hard for me to switch
That said I’m have been using Antergos/EndeavourOs and recently Garuda on a now ancient Asus i3 laptop with 4Gb (soldered so not upgradable ) and it works fine for browsing and most stuff.
It used to be that to get a decent response time I would have to use distros with lxde and xfce, but that was sometime ago.
Seems we are in the same boat. Please check my first post to know what I’m talking about.
Try do what I did (previous posts in this thread). Disable…Disable…Disable… you can enjoy KDE again!
I’ve been on KDE almost all the time.
I can tell now, that KDE though sluggish by default, I just disable all the bells and whistles of windows composting… (as in previous post above), I even disabled everything.
Now it’s incredibly fast… a bit slower than light speed
And as I been away from Linux for some time, I’ve been installing and trying different distros, the longest could stand maximum 48 hrs!
Now, with Endeavour, KDE Plasma (with all nasty stuff disabled) ANDabove all the wonderful community here I’m now on my 3rd day and enjoying every moment.
I don’t see any reason to even think if there is another better distro, and just for argument sake only, if there is, I am OK here with this wonderful community.
I hope you enjoy.
EDIT: The only thing I’m missing is the transparency while dragging a window. I couldn’t figure out yet which option to get it back!
I just did!
Reinstalled from scratch (offline, XFCE, but with BTRFS this time)
I wonder if there are any tweaks or things to disable in XFCE (as I did in KDE Plasma) to speed up my laptop? The only thing I may need is transparency while dragging a window.
yea you can easily reach 400mb of ram usage with simple optimizations
you can delete endeavoros update notifier which i taught was bloat but it definitely saves ram and cpu
like that i tried deleting unnecessary plugins of xfce and other thing and i recomend you to install stacer
stacer is the best optimization application for arch it makes it easy to clean pacman cache and more the first time i opened stacer it helped me clean about 2gb of unnecessary space.
This is a screenshot of stacer