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Old 09-08-2005, 12:01 PM   #1
maloncu
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KDE login problems. Running out of disk space


I've run out of disk space and can't login KDE. I've deleted some big files, but when I type df -h it shows that there are 0MB available and used% of disk is 100%. I can't login KDE anymore!!

Does somebody know how can I manage this problem???
 
Old 09-08-2005, 12:10 PM   #2
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What happens when you log into KDE?
 
Old 09-08-2005, 12:43 PM   #3
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When I try to log I get the message "GDM couldn't write in its autorization file. It can means that there isn't disk space or that your personal directory couldn't be openned for writting. Anyway, it's not possible to start session."

GDM appears because some months ago I changed Gnome to KDE, but the problem started when I run out disk space.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 03:51 PM   #4
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ouch. How many partitions do you have? did you make a separate /home and / partition? Or did you just install to one?
 
Old 09-08-2005, 06:12 PM   #5
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I have just one partition.

After some days I've found the solution to this problem.
I run out of disk space due to log files size. In /var/log I found 3 big log files that had filled up my disk (syslog, kern.log and messages). I explored through them and realized what caused the massive logs. Finally, I removed them and reboot.

$df -h

F. System Size Used Availa Use% Mounted
/dev/hda6 7,0G 6,3G 356M 95% /
tmpfs 122M 4,0K 122M 1% /dev/shm
tmpfs 10M 740K 9,3M 8% /dev
 
  


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