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Old 08-04-2010, 07:40 AM   #1
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Unhappy Call to lnusertemp failed (temp directories full)


I had a fresh install of Slackware 13.1 up and running. I was looking to use an app which could only run on a gnome distro. So I installed gnomeslackbuild. Ran into dependency hell so I gave up the ghost and decided to reinstall.

Re-install resulted in a message "Call to lnusertemp failed(temporary directories full).

Had this before a different machine and sorted with another install at the time.

Tried this but it keeps coming up with the same message. (4 installs later).

Quote:
xset: bad font path element (#23) possible causes are:
Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
Directory missing fonts.dir
Incorrect font server address
Error: Can not create link from "/home/tommy/.kde/cache-zepp" to "var/tmp/kdecache-tommy"
Error: Can not create link from "/home/tommy/.kde/cache-zepp" to "var/tmp/kdecache-tommyIYOyQZ"
startkde: Call to lnusertemp failed (temporary directories full?). Check your installation
Any ideas appreciated?

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Old 08-04-2010, 09:47 AM   #2
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Okay, I went back to Slackware 13. Tried to install and it came back with the same error. I have had Slackware 13 running on this PC since Slack 13 was released. Done a clean install of 13.1 had it running for a while, disliked my installation since installing gnomeslackbuild. Done another clean install. But Why can't I run KDE.

Why does it fail now. Can't get KDE up and running. Can't be a bad burn, I burned both Slackware 13 and 13.1 today. No indication during the install process of a problem. Been running Slackware since verion 10 and never had this problem, well only once and that was not on this PC.
 
Old 08-04-2010, 12:58 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by tamtam View Post
Why does it fail now. Can't get KDE up and running. Can't be a bad burn, I burned both Slackware 13 and 13.1 today.
I would guess that you are preserving your home directory or at least the same partition scheme from the "bad" system?

I am not a KDE user so cant be much help with specifics, but things to check:

1. Delete anything like ~/.kde/... in the user home directories.
2. Is /var on a separate partition? If so, check if /var/tmp is actually full/permissions...
3. Force empty of existing partitions before reinstall.

Can you post your partition scheme and how you assign them during reinstall.

Last edited by astrogeek; 08-04-2010 at 01:46 PM.
 
Old 08-04-2010, 03:47 PM   #4
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Suspect it may be the CD/DVD Drive that maybe suspect.

partition is simple

20 G /Root
2 G /Swap
210 G /Home

All formatted first time ext3, even tried ext4 file systems.

I have a other partition which is not included in the fstab, this contains permanent data and is not included during set up.
 
Old 08-09-2010, 04:29 PM   #5
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Just in case anyone else comes across a similar situation. The case where despite multiple burns and installs to my hard disk I was still presented with the "Call to lnusertemp failed (temp directories full)" full message retaining to missing font directories.

The fault. I was installing to the same partition of my hard drive every time. There must have been some faulty splatters or some thing.

The fix. I re-partitioned the hard drive. originally the first 20 gigs was my root partition. I moved root to beyond the scope of the first 20 Gigs. Here is my partition now.
Quote:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 2432 19530752 83 Linux (ubuntu /root)
/dev/sdb2 2432 60802 468853761 5 Extended (possible cause area)
/dev/sdb5 2432 14590 97654784 83 Linux (ubuntu /home)
/dev/sdb6 14590 14736 1170432 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdb7 14736 17775 24413184 83 Linux (slackware root)
/dev/sdb8 17775 39659 175779840 83 Linux (slackware /home)
/dev/sdb9 39659 60802 169831424 83 Linux (extra paprtition)
Yes, I put ubuntu on the first partition. It installed and is up and running.

The fix is to move install of root to another partition.
 
  


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