i would also like to see a solution for this, too, as I'd at least like to see what Gnome is like running window managers other than Metacity--Gnome's default window manager. Through the 'boards I've learned that Mandrake somewhat 'cripples' Gnome because of all the Drak/Drake config tools. Nowhere can I find a setting to change my window manager. The session manager shows that Metacity is loaded at startup, but if there's an option there to change which window mangager is run at startup, I don't see it ...
Prior to logging in, I can select which window manager I want to use. Once logged in, using any window manager other than Gnome (which, I realize, is a desktop environment, not a window manager--and I don't have KDE intalled at all so I don't know about there) I can switch to a different window manager without logging out and back in. According to the Gnome web-site manual, I SHOULD be able to do this from within Gnome as well, using the Desktop Preferences capplet. Mandrake has apparently crippled this, as when I click on it to run it I get "There is no action associated with "Desktop Preferences", with the option to associate an application with it.
Anyone??? Bueller??? Bueller???