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Old 05-11-2009, 08:25 AM   #1
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out of space error message when trying to download


I've been successfully running Mandriva 2009 for several months now. All of sudden I'm getting these out of space messages. My sysem monitor is showing the 217 gb of my home folder is now empty.I haven't been downloading big files, just small podcasts. Is there any way to empty the folder to free up the space after I've backed everything up?
 
Old 05-11-2009, 08:43 AM   #2
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When, when trying to do what and with what application, do you get the out of space message?

You refer to podcasts - what application are you using?

It is completely possible, depending on your filesystem's layout, that you might have your /tmp folder somewhere on a partition or disk that has run out of space? I once had this on an old SCO/Unix machine at the fire brigade where I was a F/EMS dispatcher. My home had gigabytes of space, but the partition /tmp was on was full, so I also got "out of space" type messages, even when trying to do something as trivial as view a manpage in the text console.

Also check the application you are using, some applications with a large disk space implication have an option to change / move the temporary directory they use.

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Old 05-11-2009, 08:56 AM   #3
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Right after I posted the question about out of space, I found my Trash contained about 104gb. I'm in the process of emptying the trash and so far it has deleted about 33gb. Since I started emptying the trash, I've been able to download without the error message.
 
Old 05-12-2009, 06:42 AM   #4
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Hello,
I have also read that when you installed Mandriva ,if you copied the cd to
the hard drive it will take up much space and possibly lead to trouble..
Goodluck,
jolphil
 
Old 05-21-2009, 06:41 PM   #5
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If you are using Dolphin as file-manager you may want to go into 'Settings - Configure Dolphin - General' and click on the 'show delete' button.

Just means you are deleting files permanently rather than putting them out of sight.
 
  


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