This error seems to appear when I try to load memory intensive programs, such as World of Warcraft under wine. It is not present when Ubuntu starts and is gone after a restart, but is extremely easy to trigger. (I literally cannot play WoW right now because trying to load it alone triggers this.)
Here are some of the affected programs and their errors returned.
- Skype 4.1 will crash to the login screen with a "Disk I/O error"
- Audacious starts telling me "Cannot open /home/marin/.config/audacious/playlists/1000.audpl: Read-only file system." periodically
- Launching WoW through the gui yields no results. Launching it through the terminal yields this:
marin@marin-Studio-1535:~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/World of Warcraft$ wine "World of Warcraft Launcher.exe"
fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0
Could not open log file at 'C:\users\Public\Application Data\Battle.net\Setup\wow_enus\Log\Setup-20130313-174552969.log'. Disabling logging.
- Launching Teamviewer through the gui yields no results. Launching it through the terminal yields this:
/opt/teamviewer8/tv_bin/script/tvw_main: line 14: /home/marin/.config/teamviewer8/logfiles/startup.log: Read-only file system
Error: Init failed. Please check '/home/marin/.config/teamviewer8/logfiles/startup.log'
- Launching Chromium through the gui yields no results. (I'm using Firefox, which was already open.) Launching it throuh the terminal yields this:
These errors seem to be a theme with all programs that were not already open before the error started. (Note: The Audacious error occurs even though Audacious was open beforehand. Terminal opens without issue.) There are little grey locks next to all my folders and documents. Attempting sudo apt-get update resulted in a read only file system error after I entered my password (That is unfortunately flooded off-screen rather quickly by normal update procedure.) There is a second set of errors at the bottom, reading as such (Along with an example of some of the stuff that flooded my screen:
[5160:5185:0313/175737:ERROR:nss_util.cc(490)] Error initializing NSS with a persistent database (sql:/home/marin/.pki/nssdb): NSS error code: -8187
[5160:5160:0313/175737:ERROR:process_singleton_linux.cc(263)] Failed to create /home/marin/.config/chromium/SingletonLock: Read-only file system
[5160:5160:0313/175737:ERROR:chrome_browser_main.cc(1066)] Failed to create a ProcessSingleton for your profile directory. This means that running multiple instances would start multiple browser processes rather than opening a new window in the existing process. Aborting now to avoid profile corruption.
W: Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal-updates/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 126.96.36.199 80]
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
W: Not using locking for read only lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock
Google has been entirely unhelpful troubleshooting this problem. I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell Studio 1535 as the only operatin system. df -h returns the following:
I will not be restarting my computer in order to preserve the current bug. Restarting has proven a temporary solution, and I want a permanent one. Please let me know if I can provide more information.
marin@marin-Studio-1535:~$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/ubuntu-root 290G 38G 237G 14% /
udev 2.0G 4.0K 2.0G 1% /dev
tmpfs 807M 956K 806M 1% /run
none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
none 2.0G 2.1M 2.0G 1% /run/shm
none 100M 32K 100M 1% /run/user
/dev/sda1 228M 64M 153M 30% /boot
Edit: I forgot to mention that Windows has had no trouble on this computer, leading me to believe that this is a software issue.