[Nottingham] Ubuntu + different backgrounds = slow ?

Andy Goldschmidt andy at forlinux.co.uk
Thu Jul 20 12:35:28 BST 2006

Hi guys

I'm running KDE 3.5 on Ubuntu (Dapper).
I have transparency turned on because it looks nice. On my Pc when I
have set the background to slide show and added a whole bunch of my own
pics. When the background changes, my pc slows down. If I chnage to
another desktop (I have 6 of them) it lags for a few seconds. The
background changes immediately, but the backgound in my terminals takes
a few seconds to update to the new screen background.

When I change to desktop 1 (with firefox and evolution open), firefox
takes ages to respond, it jus sits there greyed out for a good 10 - 15

Ive got a pentium 4 2Ghz with 1 gig ram. Onboard video (dell pc)

any ideas why the background change is hurting my pc soo much ?

I used to use Mandriva (10.2) with older KDE and the background change
always worked 100 %.


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