How do I activate the desktop manager? I'm getting the error message "desktop manager inactive" after installing, then removing Cairo.
When looking for alternative desktop pictures, I installed something called "Cairo" or maybe "Cairo Desktop". I didn't like the way it took over the desktop so I tried to uninstall it, but this didn't work.
Eventually I ran
purge in terminal, I don't have the details. I got rid of the nuisance program, with all the buttons at the bottom of the screen, but an icon "Cairo-Dock" remains.
Now when I try to install alternative "desktop" programs, I get the error message "desktop manager inactive" and the install fails.
Sorry if I'm using Windows terms, relatively new to Linux.