Originally posted by t2701
Why did you apt-get kde-core and gnome-core? There is a metapackage for both kde and gnome
apt-get install gnome
apt-get install kde
See if that works...
That wasn't the problem... The problem was with the permissions on the /tmp folder. Apparently, neither cp nor cpio will copy "sticky" permissions and they have to be set manually.
I had installed kde-core simply because I need the libraries for some applications that I run in gnome. I installed gnome-core because there is a lot of extra stuff that comes with "gnome" that I don't need nor use. Then I just install what I need from there.
Thanks for the reply!