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Re: [K12OSN] icewm slow to launch apps

Rob Owens wrote:

First let me say that this problem is on my home machine which is running Mandrake 10.0

IceWM is taking a long time to launch any application. Even simple ones like the KPPP internet dialer. Ice itself loads up quickly as usual, but when compared w/ KDE, IceWM is taking much longer to load an application. And if I load an app, close it, and then re-open it, it still takes a long time (I thought it would have been in RAM and load much faster the 2nd time).

Any ideas why this might be? I don't think it has always been this way on my machine, but I cannot swear to it.


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That's because most of the applications you mention (such as KPPP) are part of KDE and use many of KDE's libraries. When you run KDE, all of these libraries are loaded into RAM - making KDE bulkier with resources and slower to initially load, but making KDE's applications (like KPPP) start quicker inside it. There's really no way around it. If you have to for some reason load a second copy of KPPP you would see that it loaded as quick as you were used to.

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