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Old 06-08-2003, 11:14 PM   #1
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Question can anyone explain this?

Ok, so I was using mplayer and my DVD rom drive stuffed up. Somehow, a huge file was created that used up the free 1GB of free space!?! So of course, xfs couldnt start (and in turn x couldnt start either).

I was logged in as root, deleted 2MB of files (it is ok to just clear /tmp isnt it?) and startx now worked. I still wasnt sure what was using that 1GB on my HD?

so i logged in as luke (the user account i use the most), and all of a sudden, the 1GB of disk space cam back from the unknown fantasy land

anyway, was there some kind of temp file that was deleted when i started up X, logged in as the user who muxt of created that huge file?

Any thoughts? thanx
Old 06-09-2003, 11:42 AM   #2
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maybe mplayer did a core dump? What was the file's name and location?
Old 06-10-2003, 01:30 AM   #3
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well, I dont know because I logged in with my account, ran df -h and all of a sudden, there was that 1GB free again.

So a core dump may have been it...i dunno


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