Ok...I got that working last night. I have KDE 3.5.7 installed. Everything is working the way it should (still got some tweaking to do), and I'm learning a heck of a lot more than I did my first go at working with linux.
I also want to retract my previous statement about not liking this more than kubuntu...because it's starting to grow on me.
Anyway, my next project is to get compiz working, and then maybe look at getting my multimedia keyboard to work with debian.
I am really digging debian right now.