First make sure you have one of them installed, login as root
apt-get install kde
apt-get install gnome
OR if you want both ( you'll have to wait awhile )
apt-get install kde gnome
This should install a graphical login ( usually one or all of xdm gdm kdm ) and will set the to lauch at boot, it will ask you which one you want to use.
If for some reason of of these aren't installed ( they should be as there a dependancy ) try
apt-get install kdm ( or xdm or gdm, whichever you prefer )
As for unstable just change the file /etc/apt/sources.list and change the line from stable to testing or unstable so it should look like this:
deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib
the address maybe slightly different as you may have chosen a local mirror. Also remove security lines, unless your going to testing.
Do this before the install of kde/gnome or you'll be doing them twice.
For mplayer, kplayer, java, kwin styles, skype and win32 codecs these might prove useful you can simply add them below the offivcal debian respoitories:
# MPlayer Repository
deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ sid main
# KPlayer Repository
deb http://kplayer.sourceforge.net/ ./
# Sun's Java
#deb ftp://ftp.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.blackdown.org/java-linux/debian/ unstable non-free
# Skype, kwin styles and other stuff, Respoitory
deb http://debian.neo.pl/wfmh unstable main contrib non-free
Hope that helps.
Last edited by leonscape; 09-23-2005 at 02:32 PM.