Hi, so I've used i3wm edition for about 3 years now without self-inflicted incident, but this one is a weird one.
After about 12 hours of sitting idle, I came back to my workstation, unlocked it only to find it in some really weird state. I couldn't execute any commands in the open urxvt (well ctrl+L worked) and Firefox wouldn't load pages or do anything. So I rebooted, and now while most programs are launching, the fonts are broken everywhere except certain sections of some web pages that likely use webfonts (e.g. twitch chat), electron apps like discord and tty.
Instead I get the weird unicode placeholder box with the four little unreadable symbols.
I can't launch urxvt (or dmenu) using shortcuts in this new state and if I try to launch urxvt from tty (lol) I get the following error: "Unable to load base fontset, please specify a valid one using - fn, aborting." I'm guessing that's indicative of the larger problem, but I don't know what or how to fix it.