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Re: 54 GB in /var/log!!



On Sun, 2008-10-26 at 21:35 -0800, Aldo Foot wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 12:12 PM, Beartooth <Beartooth swva net> wrote:
> >        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.
> 
> Just a quick note: if either /var or /home are full, X will not start.
> I think /tmp may also be a problem if full.

By default, about 5% of the disk space is reserved for root.  If free
space is low, then a normal user will be out of disk space, but root
might still have some of the reserved space.  That sounds like it may be
the case here.

Dave



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