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54 GB in /var/log!!



	One of my F9 machines -- actually my #1 main machine -- started 
having display problems. I see this a lot, because my hardware isn't 
really up to date enough to handle my monitor optimally. So I tried a 
couple of tricks that usually help, and they didn't.

	Then I thought to run baobab. Lo and behold, I was running out of 
space -- because /var/log shows up consuming 54 GB of space! Yes, fifty-
four gigs.

	What could be causing this, and what do i do about it?? 

	At present, the machine offers only a CLI login; if I use is as 
root, startx still works; but if I log in as user, startx fails. So I 
can't run Pan, and can't c&p directly between anything in it (including 
this list!) and the CLI.

	I can still do what I'm doing now: access the list via Pan on 
another machine, and go back & forth with my KVM switch; but it makes it 
hard, for instance, to post things like a list of contents for /var/log, 
or any whole file in it.

	Obviously, I want to cut /var/log with electronic double-bitted 
axes in both hands, to get to my user's GUI again; and to find the source 
of the bloat and correct it.

	What should I do first??

-- 
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.


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