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Re: [SLE] Universal trash ? & Log in prob. Whoops!!
  • From: "B. Stia" <usr@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 02:24:47 -0400
  • Message-id: <200506160224.47911.usr@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 16 June 2005 00:18, B. Stia wrote:
> Hello SuSE people.
> First of all reunning 9.2 & KDE 3.4
> Universal trash is a question/warning for others. The log in problem
> is related/caused by that which I don't know how to fix.
> A little long-winded but necessary to understand the problem. History
> is: A few nights ago I ripped a movie DVD. When I finished I put the
> 7 gig file in the trash. Last night I started to do a Kdar backup
> and started to get error messages. One being that /tmp was full and
> couldn't proceed. I have /tmp set to empty every time I boot up so I
> just rebooted. After the reboot, SuSE brings me to a screen message
> that says / directory is full and KDE is unable to start. I drop
> down to init 3 and look at the /tmp & / directories and find
> nothing obvious. Then I boot from the DVD and do a system repair.
> Still nothing obvious. My / directory is 2 gig and is normally
> about 20% used. After several hours of this I just start trying
> different things to empty those directories. /tmp IS empty after the
> reboot except for the normal boot stuff. Just the / directory is
> 100% full. I finally see the huge trash files and empty the trash for
> all 3 users AND root! That empties my / directory. Hence the
> question/warning. How is it possible that trash can be in root's
> trashcan?? Is the trash universal with all users?
> Anyway, that returned my / directory to normal and I reboot. Now I
> get to the log in screen and attempt to log in as my normal user. X
> starts it's thing and I am dumped back to the log in screen. I try
> the other users and they work normally and bring up their KDE
> screens. Only I cannot log in this way. I have to drop back to init 3
> log in and then startx. Then I get my normal KDE screen.
> Why only me? and how do I go about fixing that ?
> Bob S.

Whoops !! It isn't the trash. Just found out that my / directory is
98.4% full again. Looked at everything. Can't figure out what it is or
what is causing that. Did a YOU kernel upgrade two days ago. What is
filling up 1.5 gigs of my / directory??

Bob S.

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