my laptop (only working computer at home) is still down. multiple installs, and still having problems with it. best I've been able to do so far, is use Gnome on Debian Testing, but having some issues with it dealing with my Laptop and the External Monitor.
KDE or Gnome, the mouse pointer disappears when using 1280x1024 resolution. At least with Gnome, I can get the pointer working after messing around for a few minutes.