Ok. It happened again!
I was running in KDE all day. Logged out and then back in as root to install WordPerfect and make my final move to Linux. Install was good. Logged out and then back in as my user. All was well. Tried to start WP and got the FontTastic error that I had gotten with Corel PhotoPaint. I had yet to fix it. So, I logged out of user and got the the KDE login screen. The screen looked good, but there was a serious problem. No mouse or keyboard resoponse!!! Had a nice looking login screen that I couldn't do a blasted thing with! Not a single one of the above key sequences would work. So, I shut down with a hard shutdown (what else could I do?). Then restarted Linux. All was well, it loaded, fixed the errors, and logged me into my user. Then I tried to logout to go to root to fix the FontTastic problem. Logout, Logout, black screen, no response in any of the key sequences mentioned above. NOTHING!!! Hard shutdown again (what else could I do?). Tried to restart Linux and got the following
Checking Root File System
/ Contains a file with errors, check forced
Unattached inode 778
/: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; Run fsck Manually
(ie: without -a or -p options)
Enter root password to perform maintenence
(Repair filesystem) 1 #
I have no clue what to do at the prompt. This is where I previously reinstalled Linux. I am really unimpressed with this problem now.
So, blasted ironic that it would happen when I was ready to make the move. Maybe time for a MAC....