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Offline pavroo

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Sparky KDE
« on: April 12, 2015, 04:48:28 pm »
I've been playing with KDE on my desktop, it's just an experiment.
It's KDE 4 from Jessie repos with my changes (theme, icons, wallpaper).
On 32 bit system, KDE uses only 330 MB of RAM.
Who said that KDE has to be heavyweight and slow :) ?
http://sparkylinux.org/images/4/sparky-kde.png
Full size:
http://sparkylinux.org/images/4/sparky-kde.png

Edit:
I have too many partitions and vbox images, the screen is about 32 bit system.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2015, 12:09:39 pm by pavroo »
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Re: Sparky KDE
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2015, 05:18:47 am »
Yesterday I was thinking about KDE Sparkylinux and today you came up with what you were toying before. I remember you did say about it and thanks for bringing it again. This time you are close to let us/me try. Thanks.
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Re: Sparky KDE
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2015, 11:38:59 pm »
I was a fan of KDE 3 (and GNOME 2) before so I'll try to give it one more chance.
I made many cosmetic changes comparing to vanilla Debian (sparky touch), but have to make debs to have control over them in a case of future fixing.
Hope it is worth of the time I spent already :)
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Re: Sparky KDE
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2015, 02:31:56 pm »
There are 3 more shots of KDE spin I've been still playing with.
By honest leaving your opinion. :)
http://sparkylinux.org/images/4/sparky4-kde1.png
Full one:
http://sparkylinux.org/images/4/sparky4-kde1.png
http://sparkylinux.org/images/4/sparky4-kde2.png
Full one:
http://sparkylinux.org/images/4/sparky4-kde2.png
http://sparkylinux.org/images/4/sparky4-kde3.png
Full one:
http://sparkylinux.org/images/4/sparky4-kde3.png
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Re: Sparky KDE
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2015, 06:42:55 pm »
I think you will be more and more happy to integrate Trinity in debian testing based Sparkylinux. Trinity is not available for testing, only for debian stable and you already know it. There was a time when I used Q4OS which has trinity and trinity was awesome, lightweight and faster and has all the kde looks.
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Re: Sparky KDE
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2015, 07:17:06 pm »
Trinity is available for Debian stable.
It is available for Jessie now, because Jessie will be stable very soon.
After upgrading the packages in Debian testing repos, TDE can lose compatibility with the testing base.
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Re: Sparky KDE is simply awesome
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2015, 04:44:29 am »
Re: Sparky KDE is simply awesome

Just now I finished downloading Sparkylinux KDE 4.0 RC x86-64 and burned it to USB-pendrive and booted, currently browsing internet and posting in Sparkylinux.org/forum using the same.

It's awesome. It's fast and very responsive.

Thanks.
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Re: Sparky KDE
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2015, 04:49:34 am »
ksysgaurd

KDE consumes 538 MB RAM. Okay for 2 GB RAM Dual core Laptop and 100% No to 1 GB RAM Dual core Desktop.
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Re: Sparky KDE
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2015, 03:40:16 am »
Right now I'm installing KDE latest and full on laptop from this deb file instead of using any command or synaptic package manager

https://packages.debian.org/jessie/all/kde-full/download
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Re: Sparky KDE
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2015, 05:55:08 am »
The new KDE DE takes 380 MB RAM without browser being launched. 32 bit with PAE latest liquorix kernel
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Re: Sparky KDE
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2015, 11:27:19 am »
Right now Sparkylinux KDE 4.0 RC x86-64 is being installed on my Laptop and I'm thinking that I should have downloaded 32 bit iso. I will keep you posted of updates if there are any problems whatsoever.

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Re: Sparky KDE
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2015, 11:48:16 am »
gdebi and camera viewer are missing
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Re: Sparky KDE
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2015, 12:43:09 pm »
Gdebi-kde always finish its work with a bug message. Have you seen that too?
Is a reason to install Gdebi (gtk)?

I put camera viewer tome list, thanks.
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Re: Sparky KDE
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2015, 12:59:25 pm »
gdebi-kde installed without any problems. Normally google chrome deb is enough but, when I installed it using gdebi-kde it installed the deb file and also downloaded few very small files from the internet meaning to install googlechrome you must have internet.
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Re: Sparky KDE
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2015, 01:15:52 pm »
It's nothing about internet.
Any package I have installed using gdebi-kde finished with a problem message.
I tested in on virtual machine only, mayby this is a problem, have to re-check.
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