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Old 12-08-2003, 02:04 AM   #1
Brother Michael
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Enlightenment, Fedora Core, KDE and GNOME = What?

Hey everyone!

Just a few questions here.

1) what is the difference between a Window Manager and a desktop? (justa quick explanation I dont need to know every little detail, just a few sentences that explains the difference...)

2) Does Enlightenment run on top of another GUI liek Gnome ot KDE?

3) Alright I have the RPM, but I am missing three dependencies, "fnlib" "" "" Where do I go to download these, and where do I install them to?

4) ok after I install the enlightenment rpm what do I do get the Window manager to work?


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Old 12-08-2003, 02:17 AM   #2
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1: Roughly, window manager is lower layer than "desktop". WM manages specifically drawing windows, their widgets, borders etc. "Desktop" is a whole enviroment - windows, panels, menus, applets... KDE and Gnome are desktops. Enlightenment is also a desktop, but not as all-encompassing as the other two.
2: Enlightenment runs instead KDE/Gnome, not "on top of".
3: Pass - that's Red Hat specific stuff
4: Depends on how you start your X sessions. If you use KDM/GDM you'll need to make an entry for Enlightenment in their configurations - see KDM (or GDM). If you use "startx", add a line "exec enlightenment" or something close to that to your ~/.xinitrc
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