After some playing about today with this guide from developKinect.com, I got the the app to work 🙂
I was missing libusb-1.0 on my installation!
apt-get install libusb-1.0 later and it’s all go.
The app behaves ok, pity I can’t click with it,
Off to find what I can do more with it now 🙂
w00t I’ve got openkinect.org working 🙂