I recently had an intersting experience where my system crashed and wouldn't restart (okay, wouldn't restart into X). The problem, I found, was that the HD had been completely filled by a file called .xsession-errors in my home directory. After deleting this file, I found that my problems were solved ... kinda. That file keeps reappearing and growing ... it is now 1.2 MB containing 175 lines of error messages and then 13,000 copies of the same error message (pasted below)
ALSA lib pcm_hw.c:1172
snd_pcm_hw_open) open /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p failed: Device or resource busy
My questions are:
1) Can I configure my system so that this offending file will never become larger than x.x MB so that I don't have that awful crash again?
2) where can I go to learn about what these error messages are telling me?
Suse 9.2 pro, Centrino laptop, 2.0 GHz Pentium M, Linux Newbie