So I think I figured out what the apt-get -f did to my system. I don't th ink I have access to kde or gnome, which explains where konqueror and the nautilus file managers went. Now thew only question is how so I get that stuff back?
They seem to still be on the system, but I no longer have access to them. I'm having someone else come help me take a look at it this afternoon, but till then, anyone have any recomendations? Is there a quick way to see if I can gain access to at least kde again? I ran switchdesk and all that's there is Windowmaker and TWM. Not a problem as I like windowmaker, but I can't access the kde programs that I use.
So, if I can't get access to konqueror, does anyone have a good alternative program that they'd like ot pitch? Apparently apt-get can't find konqueror anywhere for me to jkust install (which might explain the trouble I had with my fix). I have a snbeaking suspicion that this might all be easier if I had better sources (all I've got in there now if freshmeat, but I'm vague on adding sources to the list and it doesn't like it when you get the syntax even a little wrong).
Less frustrated now, but still a bit troubled, mostly by the lack of my machine working properly.