LinuxQuestions.org
Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop
User Name
Password
Linux - Desktop This forum is for the discussion of all Linux Software used in a desktop context.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-09-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
error_401
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2012
Location: Europe
Distribution: DEBIAN 6 Squeeze
Posts: 8
Blog Entries: 8

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
<SOLVED> weird KDE 4.4.5 locks system upon login


Had to deal with a weird problem and finally found the solution. So I wanted to post it here in case it will help somebody else.

Symptoms:
When logging into KDE with a correct user and password combination the screen goes blank for a second and re-shows the login-screen.
Upon second login with same credentials all goes black and system locks up completely. No X-Server, no tty's.

Problem:
I ran out of disk space because of reformatting videos (a lot of) using ffmpeg through kdenlive. So it simply filled my HDD to the rim.

One would not think, that this would cause so much trouble and disable the complete graphical desktop environment. Plus it was a bit of search to figure the source of the problem. I think I have to go and get an additional HDD to do all the video conversion stuff on.

Analysis:
In order to find out I waited for the KDE login screen to appear but instead of logging in switched to a console which worked fine. So I had root and user access to the system via console.

Logging in with the user I did:
Code:
kwrapper4 ksmserver
Which produced an output stating "unable to start xserver no disk space".

Solution:
I deleted any superflous files from my user account which were no longer needed, e.g. the source video files etc.

Hope that this may help somebody out there running into the same problem.
 
Old 07-13-2012, 07:13 AM   #2
LarryResch
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2012
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
One "best practice" that I use is to not use a single partition for your system, but have separate partitions for the system and user files. this way, when the user fills up their space, the OS does not crash and burn... I also sub partition the system into various partitions in case logs, or tmp files, or misbehaving apps start filling up the disk...
 
  


Reply

Tags
kde4


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Resizing KDE window locks system JoAnne Abbott Slackware 9 05-25-2008 07:50 PM
Upgraded to KDE 3.5...now have weird login screen kvnband Mandriva 14 12-28-2005 07:13 PM
Fluxbox\X locks up when login in through GDM Double J Linux - Newbie 1 03-30-2005 06:23 PM
KDE Crashes and locks system at startup NeoShadow Linux - Newbie 0 06-06-2004 12:24 PM
KDE 3.2 locks up after login. jwelton Linux - Software 0 05-31-2004 04:21 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:46 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration