As some of you know, I am a bit of an idiot… I am lately getting a bit confused (again!). Could someone tell or point me to somewhere in village simpleton terms, the difference between
DM (Desktop Manager)
DE (Desktop Environment ?)
WM (Window manager)
and where does Compiz fit in with all this?
FWIW, I am happily running 11.1 with KDE 3.5.1 and compiz.
I have set up my girlfriend as a user, defaulting her log-in to XFCE.
Whilst experimenting with xfce I found I quite like it.
Some random fiddling about and googling and I find I can issue:
from within my KDE/Compiz GUI
and I am in XFWM, no compiz which is great, as some of my Wine Apps don’t like to play nice with compiz.
I have never got compiz-fusion, compiz-switch, fusion-Icon or compiz-manager to work reliably but, if I get the icon in the panel, and right click, xfwm IS an option there, but refuses to do the right thing… However as the wee command is so simple I am happy with that!.. I might even make a desktop or panel icon/button for it myself.