Okay, so I hope there are some Xperts (its a pun get it!? ) on X11. I guess I will explain my situation and see if anyone can help.

So I am not a big gnome fan, at all, but under some circumstances I am forced to use it on some computers that I do not have admin privs on. I want to use Awesome WM on these machines and I don't wish to virtualize an entire other operating system on a computer for performance reasons.

So my question is simple, does anyone know a way to configure the machine to load another WM upon an account login? Again, I am not a privileged user so I know it will be difficult, but it is a detail that can be overlooked if someone has some insightful information on how X11 operates.