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Old 08-25-2003, 07:10 AM   #1
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Hard disk space


I use red hat linux 7.2. My computer is supposed to get into GNOME automatically when linux starts. But it brings up a black screen.

I then tried using the linux prompt using ctrl-alt-F1. When I tried compiling a program, it said - cannot compile. no space on device.

I do not know how to free up space. I dont know if freeing up space would solve the problem.

Old 08-25-2003, 10:48 AM   #2
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Try 'df', first to see if that really is (part) of the problem. You may need to configure X properly and it's just coincidental and maybe it was just a glitch in the compiling. Though you probably are out of space. Then do 'du' and see where the space is going - maybe some stuff in /tmp you could safely delete. This a system you've been running awhile or did you just install an older version? If X was working before because you've been using this awhile, disregard my earlier comment. Need more information, I guess.


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