I was configuring my desktop with KDE, when the all the desktop icons disappeared suddenly -- then the toolbars --
Rebooted, loaded in as root, figuring I did something wrong -- root loaded okay, then same thing, but there was a kind of dancing smiley face on top of a dialog box, then nothing. I had a mouse, but a blank desktop.
I am pretty sure I had the firewall up with SuSE also.
SOund like a weird error or a worm?