Re: select gui at startup
kdebase is only the base files for KDE. There are many other packages to
install. For Potato, your best set is to use dselect, select task-kde and
then check the through the depends and recommends until you are happy with
what is to be installed and dselect is happy that the depends are
satisfied. For a graphical login manager, you can pick kdm, gdm, xdm and
maybe others? I prefer gdm, the one that comes with Gnome. task-kde will
try to install kdm by default but you can change this in dselect. For the
moment these all conflict with each other so just pick one. If you prefer
to login from a console and start X manually, then don't install any
graphical login manager.
I hope this is helpful.