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Re: 54 GB in /var/log!!



On Mon, 27 Oct 2008 09:58:15 -0400, Chris Snook wrote:

> Beartooth wrote:
	[...] 
>> 	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??
> 
> Um, just a shot in the dark, but it's probably spewing some message over
> and over.  Maybe you should take a look at that.

	Sounds only too computer-likely; but how do I look? Maybe if I 
startx for root, and get into that messages file with nautilus and 
gedit ...

>> 	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.
	[...]
> Read the error message that's repeated millions of times, and
> investigate that.

	Will do; or at least post it if I do find it. Stay tuned.

-- 
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Fedora 7, 8 & 9; Alpine 1.10, Pan 0.132; Privoxy 3.0.6;
Dillo 0.8.6, Galeon 2, Epiphany 2, Opera 9, Firefox 2 & 3
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.


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