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Old 02-27-2005, 06:43 PM   #1
GoodVibrations
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KDE freezes up. Getting "Read-only file system"


Hi,

complete newbie here. I would like to learn Linux and was told that one good way to do it was by using Slackware.

So I'm trying it out and so far has gotten it installed (and very much liked the simple & basic installationprogram. No problems there :-)

So I've installed 10.1.
I have hdc5 1GB swap
hdc6 / 10GB
hdc8 /home 20GB

I got through the installation without any problems.
I used "adduser".
I logged in as the new user.
I "startx"'ed to KDE

All is fine.

But when I use Konquer to browse to a webpage, the webpage loads ok, but then the session completely locks up?

In the console I can see complaints about a read-only filesystem.
Was I supposed to add som specific permissions to the user after "adduser" ?

This is from the console:

X Window System Version 6.8.1
Release Date: 17 September 2004
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.1
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.29 i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux Slackw 2.4.29 #6 Thu Jan 20 16:30:37 PST 2005 i686
Build Date: 23 January 2005
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Mon Feb 28 01:18:34 2005
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!
xset: bad font path element (#58), possible causes are:
Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
Directory missing fonts.dir
Incorrect font server address or syntax
startkde: Starting up...
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
kbuildsycoca running...
KWrited - Lytter på enhed /dev/pts/0
SetClientVersion: 0 8
kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::insertKAccel( kaccel = 0x80f0f50 ): KAccel object already contains an action name "del"
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used

konqueror: ERROR: Error in BrowserExtension::actionSlotMap(), unknown action : searchProvider
konqueror: ERROR: Error in BrowserExtension::actionSlotMap(), unknown action : searchProvider
KTempFile: Error trying to create /home/jan/.kde/share/apps/konqueror/konq_historyXXXXXX.new: Read-only file system
konqueror: WARNING: Can't open
KTempFile: Error trying to create /home/jan/.kde/share/apps/konqueror/konq_historyXXXXXX.new: Read-only file system
konqueror: WARNING: Can't open
KTempFile: Error trying to create /home/jan/.kde/share/config/konquerorrc.lockXXXXXX.tmp: Read-only file system
KTempFile: Error trying to create /home/jan/.kde/share/config/konquerorrc.lockXXXXXX.tmp: Read-only file system
KTempFile: Error trying to create /home/jan/.kde/share/config/konquerorrc.lockXXXXXX.tmp: Read-only file system
KTempFile: Error trying to create /home/jan/.kde/share/config/konquerorrc.lockXXXXXX.tmp: Read-only file system
KTempFile: Error trying to create /home/jan/.kde/share/config/konquerorrc.lockXXXXXX.tmp: Read-only file system
KTempFile: Error trying to create /home/jan/.kde/share/config/konquerorrcXXXXXX.new: Read-only file system
KTempFile: Error trying to create /home/jan/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals.lockXXXXXX.tmp: Read-only file system
KTempFile: Error trying to create /home/jan/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals.lockXXXXXX.tmp: Read-only file system
 
Old 02-27-2005, 07:14 PM   #2
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kind of quick & dirty but maybe do:

chmod -R o+rwx /home/jan
 
Old 02-27-2005, 07:55 PM   #3
gbonvehi
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Try typing just: mount
That will show you all mounted partitions and their status and attributes.
 
Old 02-28-2005, 12:41 AM   #4
GoodVibrations
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Mount says:

/dev/hdc6 on / type ext3 (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
/dev/hdc8 on /home type ext3 (rw)
/dev/hda1 on /win-c type ntfs (ro)
/dev/hda5 on /win-d type ntfs (ro)
/dev/hda6 on /win-e type vfat (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw, gid=5, mode=620)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)

I tried to "vi" a file to copy the above but then I got the following message:

EXT-FS error (device ide1(22,6)) in start_transaction: Readonly filesystem

And now I'm getting these messages no matter what I do :-(

Looks like something is really wrong.

(Since I couldn't copy the above output to a file, I had to write it down on a piece of paper, to be able to give you the information, so maybe I'm not using the correct upper/lowercase characters. )

BTW I also got (from memory) something like "Too many sessionsids in /var/tmp", but when I looked in /var/tmp I saw basically nothing there.

Last edited by GoodVibrations; 02-28-2005 at 12:44 AM.
 
Old 02-28-2005, 06:02 AM   #5
GoodVibrations
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Should I try reinstalling Slackware ?

I also have two partitions for Mandrake 10.1:
hdc1 /
hdc7 /home

hdc5 swap is used both by Mandrake & Slackware (not at the same time of course). I tried to make a new swappartition for Slackware, but the installer then asked me if I would like to use *these* partitions for swap. Ie I couldn't tell the installer that it should use the newly created swappartition only. So I figured that could I do with only one swappartition for both distros to share. Maybe I thought wrong ?

Should i delete those partitions and start afresh with 3 new partitions just for Slackware?

I'm just wondering, what I could have been doing wrong. I basically have just installed Slackware and nothing more.
 
Old 02-28-2005, 06:17 AM   #6
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Check the swap partition :
cat /proc/swaps
free

Check your user uid :
id

And check if your home uid matches :
ls -l /home/GoodVibrations
 
Old 02-28-2005, 07:49 AM   #7
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Looking it over, I will bet you haven't given yourself write permission in your home directory. You should su root then check/change permissions.
 
  


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