I'm running Debian Sid here, with GNOME 2.8 from experimental. When I start GNOME (through KDM/GDM/XDM/Whatever), I get the splashscreen, then a gnome-terminal. I eventually figured out I had to start metacity manually from this terminal. If I do that, GNOME eventually starts up, 3 to 4 minutes later, and I can kill the terminal - metacity stays running. Is there any way around this?