To make a long story shorter "something" (may or may not have been weird in nature
) happened to my set up and after booting the keyboard and mouse quit working, I had been in "system/ services" in PCC. after a reboot, at log-in nothing worked, needed a hard reboot or "alt print reisub" to get control. Tried to fsck it from a "Live" one, no soap, but the keyboard and moose was fine (occasionally it gets a mind of its own). Did some searching here and around and nothing jumped out at me. Looked else where and found out you could open
PCC from a safe-boot by going into a root prompt instead of "control-D" and typing "PCC" , you don't get the fancy gui pcc but it still does what you need. I'd like to think no one will need to know that , but it might come in handy if you do. Also did a "chkconfig" while I was there.
Whether it was one or both that did the trick I couldn't say for sure but I'm pretty happy as the only other option I saw was a re-install that took me a couple days to get how I wanted.