I just installed the latest Kali Linux on my laptop which was based on Debian 7 (oldstable). I then dist-upgrad-ed the whole thing to Debian 8.
I've always wanted Wayland instead of X11, so I installed the necessary packages. Then created a minimal
~./config/weston.ini configuration. Now, from the Gnome login screen:
I can boot to
Gnome on Wayland or
LXDE (among others). The previous with very limited success and the latter (LXDE) almost perfectly, though the panel needs setting up (I have to look up freedesktop).
Anyways, in LXDE, the GUI is more responsive than it was on the oldstable and possibly as fast when it was running Windows 7. I was pleased.
But I want to know if this is because of all the library/module upgrades from Debian 7 to 8 or from using Wayland (if I really am using Wayland at all). I skimmed through htop and found a
/usr/bin/Xorg running and no process named "wayland". So which one am I currently running?