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I haven't even been running LMDE for a week and I've started encountering troubles with the /tmp folder being full. I've run Bleachbit as a regular user and as root and I'm still getting the problem. I can't even download a document from my gmail account! What is the problem? What do I need to do to fix it?
This is the error message: There is not enough room on the disk to save /tmp/8kGEfg+M.doc.part. Remove unnecessary files from the disk and try again, or try saving in a different location.
Your /tmp directory has 600MB free. What size files are you trying to download?
It looks like your /tmp directory is mounted in tmpfs, which is RAM. Perhaps you don't have enough RAM available to store your downloaded file? Since your /tmp directory is located in RAM, you can re-size it at will. If you're downloading very large files, maybe you should consider increasing the size of your /tmp tmpfs partition (assuming you have enough RAM), or changing your download directory to somewhere on the disk drive.
@suicidaleggroll, I have 3 gb of RAM. How would I re-size it? I'm sorry. I've only been using Linux for a little under a year. Please be patient. How do I change the download directory?
@sycamorex, I'd be happy to wrap in code tags if I knew what you meant. Now is as good time as any to learn. I haven't a clue about how it's mounted, or whether its size is limited. It's a default install. I'm happy to accommodate, and I want to learn. At present, I'm not sure how to acquire such information.
@suicidal. Yes that's the entire cat of /etc/fstab. There's fstab.d as a folder with . and .. in it. Is there a way to change it to use disk space and have it so that bleachbit will clear it out when I ask it to? I plan on doing a lot of scanned images of my students' papers, so that I have backups.
Please understand I want to learn all this stuff so much. My goal is use only open source solutions to teach my classes, and then hopefully start creating vlogs to help other non-computer-science teachers do the same. Forcing myself to use only open source is the only way I'm going to learn.
This /tmp problem is explaining a lot to me concerning another issue. I was having problems with trying to do multiple scans with simple scan and xsane. (I tried xsane just in case.) It would only do one or two scans and then just keep trying to complete the job and then elicit a force quit or wait message. I wish I had thought of it myself. That explains why restarting the system makes it work again.