I am not sure if it is related to a known issue, but,...
I did "System Update", (Icon on bottom left of default desktop screen), yesterday, on SPARKY LINUX 4.3 GAMEOVER 32-BIT, and now have no icons and menus working, (just red X symbols where icons would be), and black desktop screen.
I am no expert on Linux/Debian, but, I installed SPARKY LINUX 4.3 GAMEOVER 32BIT after testing my system with a verified, Live CD of same version I installed, with 0 issues, then, installed with 0 issues for like 3 days, then, set up included GUFW, Clamav, and then did apt get update, apt get upgrade, and also clicked on "System Update" on the desktop bar bottom left icon, with successful updates, no issues, during update. Everything seemed fine.
Then, I went to Synaptic and removed a few pre - installed games I will not use. Verified each was a game by carefully watching description when selecting, after testing actual game from default menu.
I then downloaded a large Rar file to downloads, but, didn't extract it yet, logged off, and shutdown. Next day, upon entering desktop, everything is broken looking, with red X s all over.
I scanned download, and system files but no virus, so, download can't be to blame, as it wasn't even extracted, nor, installed.
Any suggestions as to how to fix this?
My main OS Ubuntu Studio 16, (dual boot), works fine still. (2 week old install). So, at least it isn't some major HDD crashing issue, or virus / malware / trojan issue, (at least I can tell), as both OS installs are on same HDD, different primary partitions.
Things felt stable before all this happened, other than a few times I had to re type my password (half the time, was not every time, though), when logging into the desktop, and I was typing super slow, and never usually have issues with password login situations. So, but, other than that, all was good, until now.