even though you have installed KDE and Gnome, are you sure you installed the x windowing system? My first time installing Debian, I just installed the desktop environment I was looking for at the time and forgot to install X.
If you havent' installed X, type apt-get install x-window-system and that should do the trick for you. After you've done that and configured everything you should be able to load your environment of choice.
Last edited by CletusJones; 01-02-2005 at 12:32 PM.