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Old 01-16-2004, 01:52 PM   #1
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Mandrake 9.2 logout fills disk with crash files


I have a user account with root privileges (carried over from an upgrade from version 9.1) that when I log out it fills the disk with thousands of 1k crash* files until the disk is full in the home directory. The home directory is /home/name. Running fully patched 9.2 version. When you try to log back in you get the error no file space in home directory. Fortunately I have the root directory on a different disk drive and use it to clean out the crash files. Changing the permissions and account of the user have no effect. I created another user on the same drive and it works fine as does the root account.

What is causing this and can it be fixed?

I am experienced at HPUX but newbie to Linux
 
Old 01-16-2004, 04:12 PM   #2
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What is in the .bash_logout file? You may want to try renaming the existing one and make one that contains:
Code:
# ~/.bash_logout

clear
if you are sure it happens at logout.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 01:02 PM   #3
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My .bash_logout file is identical to your example. I did set up two variables in .bash_profile for USER and USERNAME to set them to the users actual name because they were defaulting to "root". The variables are now set but when you do a "whoami" it still responds as root. The password file has the user set as their actual name.

Logout worked fine in 9.1. This is something new from 9.2 update. I am thinking some existing file in another directory got modified when it shouldn't have. If I crash the system instead of logging out now crash* files are created on the drive. They are only created on logout for this one user.

Thanks for your response!
 
Old 01-20-2004, 01:09 PM   #4
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Can you post your .bash_profile file?
 
  


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