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Old 08-04-2005, 04:51 PM   #1
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".xsession-errors" file: need some advice


I use KDE 3.3.2. Recently noticed that half my 20 GB /home space was used up, and I shouldn't have more than 2-3 GB of data in it. I found that the hidden file, .xsession-errors was almost 9GB! I renamed it, logged out and back into X and had no problems, so deleted it. KDE created a new .xsession-errors file as soon as I logged back into X. It says:

Xsession: X session started for tigerflag at Thu Aug 4 13:31:00 MST 2005
startkde: Starting up...
mkdir: Owner of /tmp/.ICE-unix should be set to root
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
kbuildsycoca running...
_IceTransmkdir: Owner of /tmp/.ICE-unix should be set to root
/etc/default/kde-services-knoppix: line 1: uncomment: command not found
kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::insertKAccel( kaccel = 0x814b4c8 ): KAccel object already contains an action name "del"
X Error: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation) 2
Major opcode: 102
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x0

I see these errors when I log out of X, and think the old huge file was just this stuff repeating over and over. Can anyone help me understand what this means, how to fix it or how to stop it from logging and filling up my harddrive?

Thanks,

Siri Amrit
 
Old 08-06-2005, 07:03 AM   #2
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Well my first suggestion would be to set the /tmp/.ICE-unix to be owned by root. Then see what errors pop up after that has been changed.
 
Old 08-06-2005, 02:17 PM   #3
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From what I can see, /tmp/.ICE-unix is already owned by root. It's a directory with dcop sockets in it.

Siri Amrit
 
Old 08-06-2005, 03:21 PM   #4
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From what I can see, /tmp/.ICE-unix is already owned by root. It's a directory with dcop sockets in it.

Siri Amrit
ls -al output of /tmp/.ICE-unix please?

It should have these permissions set for it:

drwxrwxrwt
 
Old 08-07-2005, 10:19 PM   #5
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ls -al output of /tmp/.ICE-unix please?

It should have these permissions set for it:

drwxrwxrwt
--------------------------------
Here it is:

tigerflag@localhost:~$ ls -al /tmp/.ICE-unix
total 1
drwxrwxrwt 2 root root 112 Aug 6 14:04 .
drwxrwxrwt 19 root root 648 Aug 7 17:53 ..
srwx------ 1 tigerflag tigerflag 0 Aug 6 14:04 23490
srwxrwxrwx 1 tigerflag tigerflag 0 Aug 6 14:03 dcop23468-1123337037
---------------------------------------
The .xsession-errors file is already up to 58 MB since a few days ago when I started fresh. It's got all kinds of stuff in it! I wonder if it's normal stuff, and the problem is that it's logging it all and not ever deleting the log?

Thanks for your help.
Siri Amrit
 
Old 08-12-2005, 09:36 AM   #6
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I just got an error message when trying to look at system files as root using Konqueror:

DCOP communications error
There was an error setting up inter-process communication for KDE. Authentication rejected, reason: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed. Please check that "dcop server" program is running.

When I checked, I got:

1003 18998 0.0 1.7 21756 8828 ? S 05:44 0:00 dcopserver [kdeinit] dcopserver --nosid

I found a thread that might pertain to this problem, but don't know what to make of it. It's over my head:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=130909

Anybody?

Siri Amrit

Last edited by tigerflag; 08-12-2005 at 09:42 AM.
 
  


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