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Old 7th November 2009, 11:14 PM
dragon001 Offline
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KDE - Kickoff Menu needs ages before it shows

I just switched to KDE for testing and I found something quite funny:
The KDE Kickoff Menu showes up after about 1 - 2 seconds when it is klicked on.
(Klick 1 - 2 Seconds (System Freezes) Kickoff appears.)
The System freezes completly.
Not only the menu, everything.
I switched in the effect to monitor Framerate, this is when I discovered the freezing.

But now to my System:

Fedora 12 newest Release (Update today)

CPU: AMD Turion 62
HDD 250GB Scorpio Blue WD
Grafik: Nvidia 8400GS (256MB Ram)
Swap 5GB
Driver: akmod-nvidia

Well thats all there is to say to the Laptop.
I discovered this on my other two Laptops as well.
One of them uses Fedora 11 the other on Fedora 12 Beta (not yet updated)

Does any one know a solution??

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Old 8th November 2009, 02:51 AM
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Does it freeze with Compositing disabled ?
Your problem *could* be related to the broken "UseEvents" feature in Nvidia Driver 190.xx series. Open a System Monitor and see if the cpu get pushed to 100% during the freeze. You can edit xorg.conf and add:

Option "UseEvents" "false"
(or "true") to the Device Section, try what works for you. Read the Nvidia Driver Readme file for further Information. There are several threads on Nvidia Linux forums about this freeze problem in KDE. If you have the freeze with the old 185' Drivers its something different in your System/Config ><

Best Regards

Last edited by Milena; 8th November 2009 at 02:56 AM.
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Old 8th November 2009, 06:39 AM
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That workaround didn't work for me, unfortunately.

Here's the relevant bug report w/ what all we know about the issue so far:


The old 185 drivers were fine.
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