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KDE 4 on Kubuntu 8.04

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by , 11th April 2008 at 01:43 PM (1556 Views)
As many people will already know, Ubuntu, and therefore Kubuntu and the other *buntu releases, will be releasing version 8.04 (aka. Hardy) in just under 2 weeks.

Now, if you're like me and prefer KDE over Gnome and also want to have a play with the new KDE4 version, you may need to know one thing:

Scim interferes badly.

Now I hope they have it fixed by release date, but if they don't, then here is what happens.

Every single KDE related application takes 40 seconds or more to open. Removing all the scim related stuff removes this slow down and everything is lovely and speedy again. So, you have been warned.


  1. mark's Avatar
    wtf is scim then?
  2. localzuk's Avatar
    It's a system for providing input methods to the OS I believe. It provides a simple way of allowing complex languages to be inputted and used by Linux. (ie. Chinese input would be an example).
  3. mark's Avatar
    k thanks


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