I recently saw Fedora getting a lot of recommendations as a more stable distro, so switched over from ubuntu and have been using for about two weeks.
I’ve barely did anything other than install synthing for automatic network backup, and migrate files over, as I had a new job starting this week
Ive been working with a bunch of spreadsheets and large-ish (50MB) text files open at once, and performance has been oddly atrocious vs ubuntu (laggy and jittery scrolling down the text files), and then today I started getting random “filesystem is getting full” messages. For some reason there were THOUSANDS of drafts of the text file I was editing, saved in the .local directory. no idea why.
I deleted these drafts (definitely NOT the working files I was using, I double checked first!!), but it kept getting slower so after about an hour I tried to save the spreadsheets and reboot.
This failed too, saying the file didn’t exist or I ‘didn’t have permission’ …to save my own file in Home!! after hanging for several minutes, I then went to look in home, and found the very spreadsheets I was working on were totally gone. any time i tried to resave the working copy anywhere it wouldnt let me
I was starting to get scared so i checked the desktop syncthing was set to backup to, and found for some reason NOTHING from the fedora machine had synced for like 3 days! no idea why it stopped (worked fine at first), because when i got back from the other room the laptop had totally hung/frozen. I waited for an hour but had to hard restart it.
Now when i try and boot, after the encryption password, it hangs. if i hit Esc, I see tons of [FAILED] and “Stopped Xyzabd.service - Userspace Out-Of-Memory Killer.” messages. then it just stops with a blinking cursor but i cant type anything
what is going on??? i literally only installed syncthing and a couple of other apps from the repos which are the same versiosn as i use on ubuntu. how has it broken itself so badly just editing a spreadhsheet? it boots into win fine so its not an ssd/ram problem, but ubuntu and fedora live usbs wont boot now either so i cant open the LUKS partition
i need to recover this ASAP because the the backup not working theres like 4 days work lost on there and i CANT replicate that data!!!..assuming it didnt actually literally delete the file itself already like it seemed to