The first time you run Drak3D, a few required packages may be installed. Then, its main window is displayed (see Figure 9.3, “Activating 3D Desktop Effects”).
Metisse is a window manager developed by the In Situ project. Available under the GPL License and exclusively for Mandriva Linux, Metisse differs from a classic 3D desktop ( “the cube”, see Section 9.3.2, “Compiz Fusion”) because it focuses on an innovative interaction with windows.
Activate Metisse. Clickand accept required package installation. Then, log out in order to activate the changes.
Once you're logged in again, you will see nine squares at the bottom right of your desktop. Those represent the nine virtual desktops you can use to organize your applications. The main options of Metisse are detailed in Section 1.6.2, “Metisse, an Innovative Windows Manipulation System”.
Select the Compiz Fusion option to enable a 3D cubic desktop. Click Advanced settings to check your options (see Figure 9.3, “Activating 3D Desktop Effects”).
Optional Configuration. There are two approaches for the graphical server: native support and Xgl. Depending on your hardware, Drak3D selects the most appropriate one for you.
Please see Section 1.6.1, “Manipulating the 3D Desktop with Compiz” for more information on keyboard shortcuts and mouse usage with the 3D desktop.