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Old 05-04-2004, 07:36 AM   #1
danishmr
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rm cannot remove /var/run/atd.pid and /var/run/xdm.pid


Hi,

When the system boots up, it gives an error message that rm cannot remove /var/run/atd.pid and /var/run/xdm.pid. Due to this reason, the X-server keeps on starting and shutting down. Hence these files need to be removed.

However, when tries to do it manually, it appears as if the files are not there. They don't even come up in the directory listing. Moreover if one uses pico to edit the files, it gives an input/output error.

Hence it is like if the files are there and not there at the same time. Anybody has an idea whats going on?

Regards,

Danish
 
Old 05-04-2004, 08:01 AM   #2
robartes
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Re: rm cannot remove /var/run/atd.pid and /var/run/xdm.pid

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Originally posted by danishmr
Hi,

When the system boots up, it gives an error message that rm cannot remove /var/run/atd.pid and /var/run/xdm.pid. Due to this reason, the X-server keeps on starting and shutting down. Hence these files need to be removed.

However, when tries to do it manually, it appears as if the files are not there. They don't even come up in the directory listing. Moreover if one uses pico to edit the files, it gives an input/output error.

Hence it is like if the files are there and not there at the same time. Anybody has an idea whats going on?

Regards,

Danish
Hmm, the 'cannot remove' might be a smokescreen. Do you have disk space left in /var/run? Do:

Code:
cd /var/run
df -k .
 
  


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