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Month: December 2013

Re: [trinity-devel] Trinity on older hardware

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2013 13:51:42 -0600
> There are only a few things to make an old system run faster:
> - put in all the ram you can salvage from old equipment
> - disable swap.
> - replace the harddrive with some kind of solid state disk, e.g. cf-card +
> ide-adapter (I have two of these things in my "box of little things I
> probably will never use" - just drop a line if you need one)
> Nik
> Am Mittwoch, 4. Dezember 2013 schrieb Darrell Anderson:
>> All,
>> Do you have experience with running Trinity on older hardware?
>> I have a PI and a PII. For years I ran KDE 3.5.10 on both. While
>> hardly the fastest hardware, and 3.5.10 hardly the snappiest
>> desktop environment, the system was usable. Trinity R14 on both
>> systems is almost unusable. Starting Trinity takes a minute or two.
>> Opening konsole takes 7-10 seconds. Opening a preloaded konqueror
>> takes 20-25 seconds.
>> I realize free/libre software never truly supported older hardware
>> despite claims otherwise and developers instead move relentlessly
>> onward with bleeding edge hardware. Still, because of the many
>> improvements I would think Trinity R14 would fare better, at least
>> as good as 3.5.10.
>> Any ideas? Any help?
>> Darrell

Please note that this might not be all TDE's fault.  I have noticed that
the X server (and possibly the kernel itself) tends to get slower and
slower from release to release on old hardware.  In general, locking
myself to an old version of the kernel and Xorg on old hardware, then
compiling new software on top of those old versions, seems to give halfway
decent results.

However, if you are noticing that TDE is running slower than KDE 3.5.10 on
the same X/kernel versions, then we have a problem. ;-)