How to make Plasma boot 25% faster

PlasmaDesktopOf the many graphical environments that I have tried since I was a Linux user, one of the ones that I liked the most was Plasma. I have to admit that I do not use Kubuntu or any distribution that uses Plasma as the main operating system, but I do not use it because I usually see many error messages (on my PC) that do not allow me to work quietly. If you use an operating system that uses Plasma and you think it takes too long to start, here is a tip that can help you.

This advice has been published on the KDE and Linux blog (via KDE Blog) and can make an operating system that uses Plasma start up up to 25% faster. To achieve this increase in startup speed we just have to disable ksplash, that is, the screen that appears when you start the operating system.

Disable ksplash to make your Plasma PC start up faster

For, deactivate ksplash just go to System Preferences, select Workspace Themes, go to Welcome Screen and select None. Something simple that we can do quickly and without running any risk, something that we could do if we had to remove a package or make more profound changes that might require editing some configuration files.

In KDE Blog they also mention others tips for making Plasma more fluent, but this already for when it has entered the system. For example, deactivating Baloo's file indexing, not using Akonadi to manage our personal information, or not activating any of Kwin's visual effects. Personally, the last advice does not convince me, but only because I think that the user interface that Plasma offers is one of the most beautiful that exists and it does not occur to me to limit it in any way.

Have you already deactivated ksplash on your PC with Plasma and have you noticed higher speed when starting the system?


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  1.   Daniel avendaño said

    Could you tell me what is that wallpaper you have in the image above?
    Thank you