Earlier today my computer started to malfunction. It began with Firefox suddenly being very slow and uncooperative. I attempted to update it but the transaction failed. I ran a couple of commands to refresh the mirrors and keys and it updated that. However Firefox was still painfully slow for a while and upon trying to open up Instagram, the whole browser crashed. I was unable to reopen it because the computer insisted that I already had it open, despite it being nowhere in the task manager.
After this point, I discovered that I couldn’t open up most things anymore. This didn’t just affect programs like Discord. But also commands; I can’t shut off or restart the computer using the desktop shortcut nor can I use any commands at all. They all result in input/output error messages. I am able to still open up file manager, task manager, the terminal, and some programs like Focuswriter and KPatience do try to open but freeze before they open up fully.
The terminal has a message claiming that home is in read only mode and failed to lock the system. Opening up file manager and right clicking anything shows I am unable to access any properties without crashing it. I am also unable to copy or paste any files without the file manager crashing.
I am running the XFCE version of Manjaro Linux. Unfortunately there isn’t much information I can give with my computer being like this.