I have a debian system, which is also working as a backup server for a file-server.
Last thing I did before the X stopped working, was to install quota (1), in order to remove quotas of some of the user's accounts. I used aptitude. Its Cache I have already emptied.
My predecessor divided the hard drive as follows:
/dev/hda1 28G 28G 0 100% /
tmpfs 253M 0 253M 0% /dev/shm
tr***:/home 230G 5,1G 213G 3% /home
tr***:/projekt 152G 16G 129G 11% /projekt
tr***:/unterricht 47G 33M 45G 1% /unterricht
the tr*** is as u can guess the main server.
the /home is the backup of the home directories of all my users.
Now, i cannot start X.
The pc is running though, but in txt mode. I somehow managen to get on tty1, but now ctrl-alt-F7 would not return me to the login screen. When I type startx as a user, it shows the pointy screen with the small x in the middle, but it then appears to be hanging.
After quite a long time the following message appears:
AUDIT: current date: 7085 X: client 1 rejected from local host
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified
those lines a couple of times
xinit: unable to connect to X server
waiting for X server to shut down.
xinit: Server error.
/usr 2,4 Gb
I already checked the /tmp and /var and they appear to be ok.
I've been on it quite a long time and I guess I am blind for my mistakes by now
I'd love any helping comments.
Zillions thanks in advance