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qt vs gtk & other ramblings of a distro hopper

Postby Garthhh on Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:27 pm

I'm tired of rebuilding every 1 year [mageia1&2 ]
considered Debian stable, but knew it would involve more fussing about on the command line, than I enjoy
I fled Ubun when unity broke up the family :D
KDE seemed reasonable after gnome2

got a couple of HP DC 5000
1g ram
2,2ghz
p4

1 for email,surf, wordprocessor...
#2 for music, email, surf

I'm thinking LMDE Cinnamon
Mate maybe not a long term thing
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Re: qt vs gtk & other ramblings of a distro hopper

Postby Garthhh on Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:19 pm

I don't spend much time on the desktop, so I don't care about effects
just a menu to launch from [no throw it in big pile & search thanks]

virtual desktops are handy for a level of primary organization
but these days I use chromium, my wife chrome & that's good enough

not having a clear easy to maintain path to picasa, I need another photo/editor manager that will upload to picasa webalbums in big chunks 100+. My present solution is digikam [which is KDE oriented] I need to be able to crop, little bit of color adjust, just the quick n dirty stuff

the music part is Clementine, so I can make playlists on flashcards, burn a CD or so

couple HP printers that seem to hook up with very little fuss on most any Distros
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Re: qt vs gtk & other ramblings of a distro hopper

Postby Orbmiser on Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:30 pm

Was a gnome and Cinnamon users.
But like you ended using KDE apps to get things done.

Clementine - for music collection
K3B - for burning CD's & DVD movies
Dolphin File Manager - More mature and feature rich than Nemo
DigiKam - Image stuff
Ktorrent - ended being my favorite torrent app

So said hell and switched over to KDE.
The biggest boon for me is Apps open in Last Remember Size & Position in KDE.
Which for me scrolling 3 workspaces with mouse wheel can switch quickly between opened and positioned apps in a workspace.
Sometimes have 6-8 apps open on Dual Displays spanning 3-4 workspaces means minimal fiddling with and getting right to work.
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Re: qt vs gtk & other ramblings of a distro hopper

Postby Garthhh on Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:39 am

Orbmiser wrote:Was a gnome and Cinnamon users.
But like you ended using KDE apps to get things done.

Clementine - for music collection
K3B - for burning CD's & DVD movies
Dolphin File Manager - More mature and feature rich than Nemo
DigiKam - Image stuff
Ktorrent - ended being my favorite torrent app

So said hell and switched over to KDE.
The biggest boon for me is Apps open in Last Remember Size & Position in KDE.
Which for me scrolling 3 workspaces with mouse wheel can switch quickly between opened and positioned apps in a workspace.
Sometimes have 6-8 apps open on Dual Displays spanning 3-4 workspaces means minimal fiddling with and getting right to work.
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KDE [qt] even with effects & desktop search off, boot up is painfully slow [on a dual core with 4g ram, KDE. flies]
even after boot digikam will not crash or freeze, but getting a fresh cuppa will keep me from adding more commands to the que of pending operations :D
turning off resume last state, will speed up the boot
I've had no luck finding ram that works for the PC's bigger than 256mb, [ there are 4 slots]
I've sent back 12 sticks of 1g so far

if I cook up an Ala cart solution with qt & gtk elements, am I dooming myself to breakage down the road?
a few gig of files, is no big deal
I don't know of any Qt based lightweight DE's
I can live with dolphin, but prefer Nautilus
k3b makes mores sense than brasero
digikam is more user friendly than gimp[ gwenview, doesn't do minor corrections]

I'm just sort of riffing [brain storming] here
much of my time is spent working around my ranch at this time of year, but I'll try to get a dualboot[separate hdd] goining in the next couple weeks
I don't have
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Re: qt vs gtk & other ramblings of a distro hopper

Postby Orbmiser on Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:19 am

"KDE [qt] even with effects & desktop search off, boot up is painfully slow [on a dual core with 4g ram"


Hmmm Dual-core here and 8gb of ram. Boot up same as others and KDE 4.10 smooth and fast chimes in at bootup at 432mb.
All effects smooth no lockups. All apps load fast and no pending commands.

Sounds like a driver issue? Not having 3d rendering enabled and your desktop doing all the graphics by cpu?
Using Ati 4350 with the default open drivers and latest KDE 4.10 and everything smooth & snappy here.
And supported graphics chipset critical in a usable desktop environment.
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Re: qt vs gtk & other ramblings of a distro hopper

Postby Garthhh on Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:52 pm

here'swhat my mageia install says about my video card
82865G Integrated Graphics Controller
got a torrent running [ktorrent is pretty nice] for lmde
I should probably take another crack at ram
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