i didn’t post yesterday, but the follow up is:
i moved the home folder to my other partition, which i cleared, and reinstalled. everything is working now. a lot of stuff i had before was still there, and a lot isn’t. i spent much of yesterday’s at home time running various installs and updates and more installs and then more updates. i think that it’s back to where i want it to be and where i can start making music again.
in other news, I FEEL LIKE CRAP! gavin’s been sleeping badly lately, which equates to us sleeping badly and i think my immune system finally got hit. i’m currently high on dayquil. bleh.