Re: GUI and USB question
Unfortunatly I can not help on every topic you mentioned.
1st question is, how do I start the GUI (KDE, Gnome, whatever) that I
assume is bundled with the distro?
Well, as far as I know you have to install these things first.
Type *dpkg -l kde-core* or generally *dpkg -l package* to see wether
you have installed these things. *ii kde-core...* means kde-core is
Anything else means that you have to install it first.
Try some of the things Operator mentioned earlier in this list to
apt-get install x-window-system-core
apt-get install x-window-system
apt-get install gnome
startx // to start X-Window-Server
2nd question, completely unrelated, is about when I plug in my USB
memory stick. The OS spots it and seems to mount it, but I can't find
the mount point. Where do I cd to in order to find my files that are
on the stick?
In my opinion you have to mount it manually while using sarge. Check
where you can mount this kind of devices. On my sarge there is one line like
*/dev/sda1 /usbstick auto user,noauto 0 0* this tells us that I can
mount a memory-stick
by typing *mount /usbstick*.
As Linas mentioned you will be better off using Etch. Especially when it
comes to USB you
will apreciate Etch much more since it uses a later kernel version.
Hope that helped.
 Maybe you can compile your on latest kernel under Sarge.