Re: Slow AA text rendering in KDE
xorbe: is kwrite the only app causing your cpu go skyrocketing, or is it a general kde problem?
'cause I had a similar problem with all kwrite-based applications (kate, kdevelop, kile...), and it turned out to be a problem completely unrelated to rendering (though it looked like it: scrolling is really slow, letters apprear much slower than they are typed...). It's a bug of some sort in the undo cache generation and management. I solved it by telling applications to keep trace of about 400 undoings rather than an unlimited number of those.
Well, I apologize if it is not your case
just my two cents,
Laptop HP Pavilion zv5000: AMD Athlon 3000+ (32 bit); Nvidia GeForce4 440 Go! 64 Mb, 8774 driver revision; 768 MB PCI2700; nForce3 mobo chipset and audiocard, other uninteresting stuff... Debian unstable-experimental, custom 2.6.17 kernel debian-patched
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