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    Default Console login only AGAIN and rootfs full

    Hi All,

    My 12.1 machine has been running smoothly for one month since the last problem (http://forums.opensuse.org/forums/en...tx-failed.html).

    I have updated the Latex package TexLive this morning. Something started going wrong after that including: 1) YaST failed to start; 2) brower Opera failed for some websites. To kill these bugs I restarted the machine and couldn't go back to KDE or even IceWM.

    Code:
    export WINDOWMANAGER=icewm;startx
    returns error msg:

    The XKEYBOARD key map compiler (xkbcomp) reports:
    > Error: Cannot close "/var/lib/xkb/compiled/server-0.xkm" properly (not enough space?)
    > Output file "/var/lib/xkb/compiled/server-0.xkm" removed

    Keyboard initialization failed. This could be a missing or incorrect setup of xkeyboard-config.

    Fatal server error:
    Failed to activate core devices.

    I have done a space checking which shows me

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    rootfs 20G 20G 0 100% /
    /dev/sdb2 20G 20G 0 100% /

    Also, I have failed to shutdown the machine as it halts at:

    Stopping LSB configure the remote-fs depending network interfaces ...

    Anyone can tell me what's the problem?

    Many thanks!
    Seb

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    Default Re: Console login only AGAIN and rootfs full

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    If you are out of space on your drive then things will not work. Clear
    out space, perhaps starting in /tmp or deleting log files from /var/log

    Good luck.
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    Default Re: Console login only AGAIN and rootfs full

    Thanks ab, it's sounds a good idea but really I don't know where to start. I've checked the two directories but there's no huge log file in /var/log and there'r lots of sub-directories which I'm not sure if I should alter them.

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    Default Re: Console login only AGAIN and rootfs full

    It is allways difficult to tell what filled up everything. In any case, removing from /tmp to get space in / will not help in 12.1, because /tmp is a (temporary) file system of it's own.

    Do you have a separate /home? When not, I would try to check there.

    The normal way to find this is using (as root)
    Code:
    cd /
    du -sh *
    starting from the root directory and then see which of the directories there is far to big. Then cd to it and repeat the process.
    Last edited by hcvv; 30-Aug-2012 at 10:42.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Console login only AGAIN and rootfs full

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    > It is allways difficult to tell what filled up everything. In any
    > case, removing from- /tmp -to get space in- / -will not help in 12.1,
    > because- /tmp -is a (temporary) file system of it's own.


    Maybe I setup things wrong with 12.1, and now again with 12.2, but /tmp
    still shows as taking space from /; it does not show up in the 'mount'
    command output, but df does show it as a mountpoint. All very odd.
    Anyway, it's acting decidedly permanent with files (on my 12.1 laptop)
    from February (I"ve rebooted since then). Perhaps temporary means it
    keeps itself clean somehow, but I'm not seeing a lot of that yet.

    Good luck.
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    Default Re: Console login only AGAIN and rootfs full

    Hm, you could be correct. And I aws maybe to quick and did not check.

    In any case it is a good idea for te OP to check there. (and setting it to clean at boot in YaST > System > /etc/sysconfig editor and then - System - Cron - CLEAR_TMP_DIRS_AT_BOOTUP to yes as soon as his system is running fully again).
    Henk van Velden

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    dd@home.dk NNTP User

    Default Re: Console login only AGAIN and rootfs full

    On 08/30/2012 06:06 PM, sebyan wrote:
    >
    > I have done a space checking which shows me
    >
    > -Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    > rootfs 20G 20G 0 100% /
    > /dev/sdb2 20G 20G 0 100% /
    > -
    > Anyone can tell me what's the problem?


    your disk is full...

    are you running BTRFS ??
    if yes, i _guess_ you have lots of snapshots..
    if no, i _guess_ you have a runway process filling /var/log/messages
    or: the drive is just filled up with movies, music, photos, etc..
    or: junk in /tmp and/or /var/tmp

    follow Henks tip to learn where the hogs live..

    --
    dd

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    Default Re: Console login only AGAIN and rootfs full

    Hi guys, much appreciated for your kindly replies. A space checking shows

    /dev/sdb3 437G 230G 207G 53% /home

    Following Henks tips, #du -sh * returns two large items

    230G home
    19G usr

    I'm starting with /home first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dd@home.dk View Post
    On 08/30/2012 06:06 PM, sebyan wrote:
    are you running BTRFS ??
    if yes, i _guess_ you have lots of snapshots..
    if no, i _guess_ you have a runway process filling /var/log/messages
    or: the drive is just filled up with movies, music, photos, etc..
    or: junk in /tmp and/or /var/tmp

    follow Henks tip to learn where the hogs live..

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    dd
    I'm not sure whether I was running BTRFS. Apart from some data, I don't store movie/music stuff on this machine. Btw two Matlabs have been left running/idling for days before the restart, might be eating up the space somewhere?

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    Default Re: Console login only AGAIN and rootfs full

    Quote Originally Posted by sebyan View Post
    Hi guys, much appreciated for your kindly replies. A space checking shows

    /dev/sdb3 437G 230G 207G 53% /home

    Following Henks tips, #du -sh * returns two large items

    230G home
    19G usr

    I'm starting with /home first.
    That is useless! /home is on a separate partition and as you show, it is only 53% full.

    You must concentrate on /.
    My /usr is only about 4 GB. What did you put there? Did you install masses and masses of software?
    Henk van Velden

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