I am trying to launch Firefox on my F9 machine and when I try to launch it I get "Error reading file 'file:///usr/share/applications/mozilla-firefox.desktop': Error opening file: Too many open files in system". I attempted to launch a terminal window and I get the same thing. Another thing I noticed was at the top, it just shows boxes instead of text. There are no icons next to the applications when I select any of the menus at the top. I attempted to connect to the machine via telnet and it just stalls. I can not even access a web page, but I can i access webmin, which is strange.
I have noticed this before, what could be causing this kind of a problem?