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Old 06-29-2004, 11:51 PM   #1
ClericPreston
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Can't Load KDE for USER


yet another newbie question.

I created a user (because everything I have read says that one should create a user instead of tinkering in root) did that... but when I typed the command "startx"
it appeared to be loading into KDE...BUT an error message popped up that says "/tmp out of disk space" what does this mean??

My partitions are hda1 Linux system
hd5 linux swap
hd6 /usr/local
hd7 /home
hdd cdrom drive (which I finally mounted!! whoo-hoo yet another victory for the newbie)

one more thing, this may sound like a STUPID question but where do I store files (docs, wallpaper, mp3, etc....? in /home?)

Thanks
CP
 
Old 06-30-2004, 12:22 AM   #2
emetib
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to the second, yes.

to the first, startkde.
 
Old 06-30-2004, 04:42 PM   #3
ClericPreston
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Unhappy Please help this poor old USER

I cannot start KDE on one of my users. I get the message.

/tmp out of disk space

how can this be rectified?


anyone... thanks
 
Old 06-30-2004, 04:54 PM   #4
ArthurDent
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It sounds like you may have a diskspace distribution problem.

Type in :
Code:
df -h
and post the results. Someone who knows what they're talking about (i.e. not me...) will be along shortly and help you out...
 
Old 06-30-2004, 06:53 PM   #5
ClericPreston
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This is what I have

root@cleric:~# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 2.8G 2.8G 0 100% /
/dev/hda6 4.6G 148K 4.3G 1% /usr/local
/dev/hda7 9.9G 13M 9.4G 1% /home
/dev/hdd 207M 207M 0 100% /mnt/cdrom
root@cleric:~#


is this a wrong setup and why would I run out of disckspace in /tmp aren't new users added to the /home directory which would be a total for me of 9 gigs?

thanks for your help
Cleric
 
Old 06-30-2004, 08:41 PM   #6
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New users are added to /home, indeed. But /tmp lies under / and your / is 100% used. /tmp is used in many diff ways and by many diff programs. You gotta have space in it. Try to erase things you don't need too much.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 11:51 PM   #7
ClericPreston
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can it be fixed??

Can I fix this problem without reinstalling slack? is there a way to repartion/resize my current partitions..thanks

CP
 
  


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