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Old 08-18-2009, 12:23 PM   #106
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repo is guiding you through the cleaning of the log files, so that's one thing.

Stuff under /tmp and /var/tmp can also be cleaned, though it should be automatically cleaned on each reboot on most systems, however, check just in case. Nothing in these locations is vital for the system, only temporal files live there. Besides that, there might be some location where suse stores packages that it downloads to install, however I haven't used suse for ages so you would have to ask about that to a suse user.

Deleting the stuff under /usr/src (if anything at all lives there) is also safe, as long as you don't plan to compile your own drivers or kernels. In any case, this can be easily replaced or restored if needed, so it's safe anyway.

For the rest, just be vigilant about the stuff in your home directory. You can also uninstall the programs that you don't use. Just don't uninstall things that you don't know what they are/do, if in doubt, just ask.

It's really a pity that the storage capacity is that limited, otherwise it's a great notebook which can perfectly do what you need it to do.

if its locked how do i get rid of it? im loggin as the root user
 
Old 08-18-2009, 12:29 PM   #107
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I got rid of most.

Code:
acpid      firewall       mail.warn       susehelp.log       Xorg.99.log
apparmor   gdm            messages        suspend2disk.log   YaST2
boot.kiwi  krb5           NetworkManager  suspend2ram.log    zmd-backend.log
boot.log   lastlog        news            warn               zmd-messages.log
boot.msg   localmessages  ntp             wtmp
boot.omsg  mail           samba           XFree86.0.log
cups       mail.err       SaX.log         XFree86.0.log.old
faillog    mail.info      smpppd          Xorg.0.log

but nothing happens when i type in rm x and tab.

it did say

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Display all 2885 possibilities? (y or n)
 
Old 08-18-2009, 12:31 PM   #108
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never mind it got it to work!
 
Old 08-18-2009, 12:34 PM   #109
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You missed
XFree86.0.log.old
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:38 PM   #110
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Just a quick note for the OP. I have a Netbook with a very small drive (4gigs) as well. When I download music or pictures I just store them on SD cards or usb sticks. I have a handful of sticks I use for different things. It is very useful. VLC just plays the music just fine from the stick or card. The key is remembering the drive is small and thinking about what you may be downloading before you lose space. I download right to the USB stick or sd card. I am using Ubuntu Netbook Remix as my O/S on my Asus EEE/PC.
 
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hahah i know so i went back and redid it

Code:
linux-97kx:/var/log # ls
acpid      faillog        mail.err        samba             wtmp
apparmor   firewall       mail.info       SaX.log           XFree86.0.log
boot.kiwi  gdm            mail.warn       smpppd            Xorg.99.log
boot.log   krb5           messages        susehelp.log      YaST2
boot.msg   lastlog        NetworkManager  suspend2disk.log  zmd-backend.log
boot.omsg  localmessages  news            suspend2ram.log   zmd-messages.log
cups       mail           ntp             warn
 
Old 08-18-2009, 01:05 PM   #112
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i think i just have one last question and you guys would be free of me!!


i put my USB card in. and when i click on computer it reads it because now it says 359M Free/10G Total. So how do i view whats on the card? or save to the card?

i should rephrase the question.

it works when i put the card it ( finally ) but say if i have a movie how on a card. how can i watch it? when i open it with real player it tells me not enough space.

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Old 08-18-2009, 01:33 PM   #113
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When you click on computer, do you see an icon from the card you inserted? or on the desktop?
If not
type
Code:
mount
To see where it is mounted
You should see something like

Quote:
/dev/sdc1 on /media/disk type ext3 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal)
Open a filebrowser and go to
/media/disk
 
Old 08-18-2009, 01:34 PM   #114
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You should be able to open it as long as the filesystem that it holds inside is supported by linux. Usually with a double click or however your desktop does the thing.

Even if it's a FAT32 or NTFS windows volume, suse should be able to open it. However, I am not certain how does suse holds automounting. If no one in this thread can help you with that, I suggest you to open a new thread, maybe in the suse specific section of the forum, which will surely provide you with a better chance to get help on that specific matter.

Edited: about the realplayer thing, how much free space do you have on your internal SSD drive now after all teh cleaning? I don't use realplayer so I don't know it's requirements, but it sounds like if it was trying to create some temporal file to play your movie. Temporal file which doesn't fit in your free space. I would try either xine, mplayer or vlc if you can't get realplayer to work.

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Old 08-18-2009, 01:40 PM   #115
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You should be able to open it as long as the filesystem that it holds inside is supported by linux. Usually with a double click or however your desktop does the thing.

Even if it's a FAT32 or NTFS windows volume, suse should be able to open it. However, I am not certain how does suse holds automounting. If no one in this thread can help you with that, I suggest you to open a new thread, maybe in the suse specific section of the forum, which will surely provide you with a better chance to get help on that specific matter.

Edited: about the realplayer thing, how much free space do you have on your internal SSD drive now after all teh cleaning? I don't use realplayer so I don't know it's requirements, but it sounds like if it was trying to create some temporal file to play your movie. Temporal file which doesn't fit in your free space. I would try either xine, mplayer or vlc if you can't get realplayer to work.


is xine,mplayer or vlc already one the linux system or is that something i would have to download. with out my usb card in the computer still only has 189M free/ 3G total
 
Old 08-18-2009, 01:53 PM   #116
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They are video players, most distros include them, however I don't know if yours will have them installed by default. If they are not in your system, you should be able to get them using yast.

I suspect that realplayer is trying to cache the movie into the local drive, and 189 mb is really not too much when we are talking about video files. That's why I suggest trying an alternate video player. However, it might depend on the format of the file as well. Some realmedia files might only be playable in realplayer.
 
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is xine,mplayer or vlc already one the linux system or is that something i would have to download
Take a look in the applicationslist
You can use yast to install

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with out my usb card in the computer still only has 189M free/ 3G total
Did you deinstalled beagle?
Did you removed the .beagle directory ?
 
Old 08-18-2009, 02:25 PM   #118
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Take a look in the applicationslist
You can use yast to install


Did you deinstalled beagle?
Did you removed the .beagle directory ?


this is what i get when i try to remove it
Code:
linux-97kx:/home/fletch2k3 # rm .beagle
rm: cannot remove `.beagle': No such file or directory
 
Old 08-18-2009, 02:29 PM   #119
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Then it's OK
You can use
Code:
du -a /home | sort -n -r | head -n 10
again to see if there are some big files you can delete.
 
Old 08-18-2009, 02:39 PM   #120
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Then it's OK
You can use
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du -a /home | sort -n -r | head -n 10
again to see if there are some big files you can delete.
the larger the number the bigger the file right?

where can i go to learn these commands?

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