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Old 07-31-2014, 01:50 PM   #1
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Unhappy 14.04 low graphics. Driver install errors


I just updated UBUNTU 13.something to 14.04. I get the low graphics mode. Ive had this on other updates. Let me fix my drivers.

ok so I run
Code:
sudo apt-get install nvidia
errors abound:
Code:
cp: error writing//tmp/mkintramfs_VYHY9w//bin/date0: No space left on device
cp: failed to extend //tmp mkinitramfs_VYHY9w//bin/date: No space left on device
I get a ton of these. from what I can see its all in //tmp mkinitramfs_VYHY9w/

then at the bottom this
Code:
E: /usr/share/initramgfs-tools/hooks/fixtrx failed with return 1.
update-initramfs: failed for /boot/inired.img-3.13.0-32-generic with 1.
dpkg: error processing package initramfs-tools (--configure):
subprocess installed post-instillation script returned error exit status 1
processing triggers libc-bin (2.19-0ubuntu6) ...
ERrors were encountered while processing:
initramfs-tools
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
what now?

Last edited by forestrat; 07-31-2014 at 01:50 PM. Reason: clarity
 
Old 07-31-2014, 02:10 PM   #2
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Can you post the output of this command:
Code:
df
jdk
 
Old 07-31-2014, 02:12 PM   #3
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also, I tried clearing out a few things because it mentions I dont have enough space. I uninstalled skype, wine. It says theyd clear out more than the drivers say they need but I still get the error.
 
Old 07-31-2014, 02:18 PM   #4
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Can you post the output of this command:
Code:
df
jdk
Ok
Code:
/dev/sdb5/ 19731900 18565040 0 100% /
none 4 0 4 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
udev 1541384 4 1541380 1% /dev
tmpfs 310192 1320 308872 1% /run
none 5120 0 5120 0% /run/lock
nnonr 102400 0 102400 0% /run/user
overflow 1024 1024 0 100% /tmp
 
Old 07-31-2014, 02:31 PM   #5
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This is your answer.
Code:
/dev/sdb5/ 19731900 18565040 0 100% /
If your system is sitting on /dev/sdb5 then there is no free space left (100% in use).
That explains the error messages you're getting like this one:
Code:
cp: error writing//tmp/mkintramfs_VYHY9w//bin/date0: No space left on device
Solution: free up some space or get a bigger disk drive.
jdk
 
Old 07-31-2014, 02:48 PM   #6
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This is your answer.
Code:
/dev/sdb5/ 19731900 18565040 0 100% /
If your system is sitting on /dev/sdb5 then there is no free space left (100% in use).
That explains the error messages you're getting like this one:
Code:
cp: error writing//tmp/mkintramfs_VYHY9w//bin/date0: No space left on device
Solution: free up some space or get a bigger disk drive.
jdk
Ok Im trying to free the space up but I get errors

Code:
 sudo apt-get remove wine
gives me
Code:
 error writing //tmp/minitramfs_KCBBob//lib/i386-linux-gnu/libblkid.so.10:
no space left on device
cp: failed to extend //tmp/minitramfs_KCBBob//lib/i386-linux-gnu/libblkid.so.10:
no space left on device

E: /usr/share/initramfs-tools/hooks/fixtrc failed with return 1.
update initramfs: failed for  /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-32-generic with 1
dpkg error processing package initramfs-tools (--configure):
subrpocess installed post instillation scrip returned error exit status 1
errors were encountered while processing:
initramfs-tools
E: subprocess usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
 
Old 08-01-2014, 01:02 AM   #7
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I don't think removing packages is the way to go. It's like a dog chasing its tail. You need space to remove packages and you need to remove packages to get the space. You have to either remove a number of large data files or buy another external drive and move stuff over there. For example, you could move your entire home directory to a separate partition on another drive.
jdk
 
Old 08-02-2014, 12:34 AM   #8
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I don't think removing packages is the way to go. It's like a dog chasing its tail. You need space to remove packages and you need to remove packages to get the space. You have to either remove a number of large data files or buy another external drive and move stuff over there. For example, you could move your entire home directory to a separate partition on another drive.
jdk
thanks. playing with the partitions got me the space i needed.
 
Old 08-02-2014, 01:58 PM   #9
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My pleasure. Glad to hear things are working out for you.
jdk
 
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Old 08-02-2014, 05:29 PM   #10
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When desperate for some space there are a few things that can go to break up a full disk.
1. /tmp
Everything is expendable, start with the oldest if you are cautious.

2. Firefox cache. Clear it.

3. Caches in graphics programs. Open them and clear their cache. May be difficult to find.

4. KDE caches. Hard to find.

5. Get a memory stick. Move large parts of /usr/doc/ to it. This can be done by using tar with delete after compress.

6. Tar some stuff to bzip tar files on another partition. Almost half of what is on a large disk can be removed this way without affecting the running of any programs.

7. Take out the wallpaper that you are not using. Each of these have large pictures in multiple large sizes. /usr/share/wallpapers

8. /var/log Being logs they have low interest if you are not actually investigating some problem. Can delete the 3 and 4 old log copies as they will be replaced.
Can delete Xorg.log, an identical copy gets created with every start of X.

9. If you installed EVERYTHING then you probably have internationalization in languages that you cannot read, like chinese. A hand removal of some of these internationalization files should not affect removing or replacing the packages later. To find them grep in /var/log/packages for characteristic directory names( "international", "/usr/share", etc.).

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