This is a low priority post, just incase anyone happens to have a possible answer as to what happened.
Everything was perfectly fine, until I restarted X.
Then there were no device icons on my desktop.. I figured it was a glitch of some sort, so I logged out and back in, to no avail.
I rebooted, and saw these errors, about 4 of them, during boot:
Something like for example:
Error: Shared library ncurses.lib.so.x.xx: Unable to map shared resources <or something...> : Operation not permitted.
I couldn't run MC, or start X, or do very much of anything, because almost everything I entered into the command line returned a variation of the same message, referring to different xxxxx.lib.so.# files.
I rebooted from the CD and reinstalled some stuff, including system libraries. Same thing after reboot.
I rebooted the CD again and installed the entire system again. Same thing, no fix.
Finally I formatted the partition and reinstalled the whole ****da**ed thing from scratch, and here I am,finally, with a WHOLE LOT of reconfiguring to do to get my beloved system back to some semblance of how I had it.
YES, I have backups of MOST relevant stuff, my config files, personal files, rc.scripts, etc, and all the packages and other .tgz's that I've installed since the beginnning, so it isn't even near a total loss---no bookmarks, dented pride, and for now an ugly desktop---and a severe pain in the a$$..
I'm just wondering if anyone has an idea what **may** have led to this unexplained umm...screwup?
I literally was not doing *anything* at the time, and was logged in as me (user)