Originally Posted by kagara
I hava SuSE 11 installed in my dell with 250GB hard-disk and it tell me am running out of hard-disk space. On going to sysinfo:/ in konquerer, i discovered the available disk space keeps reducing e.g. at 11:20AM it was 712.3 MB and at 11:22AM it was 711.2MB. This is continuing and am running out of disk space which is worrying me.
When i used Find Files/Folders GUI tool, i discoverd files nd folder which are 4096bytes and when opening i found a hex value. Am thinking these are the files that are consuming my disk space. What program or service is creating these files. They have no consistent naming.
Please if anyone has an idea, please help me. Maybe it may refuse to log me in anymore. I can only login as root, any other account says x complains /tmp/is out of disk space
To figure out who/what is using a file, run in a shell:
where file is the file name.
Otherwise, check to make sure whatever partition /tmp exists on is not running out of space. To check, run (in a shell):
Also, stop logging as root. Find a way to create a user account.
As for what's using up disk space, usually flash movies save to /tmp as they are played (like YouTube, etc). Also, whatever you've opened (PDF files, etc) from firefox also tends to save to /tmp. Maybe you could check and clear out /tmp (only deleting what you know you don't need).
And start reading about how to manage your installation of Linux. Read the book about your distribution (User's Manual, etc).