I’m a new user, I’ve had my computer 2 weeks and I’m new to linux. I’m running GNOME. I mainly use it for internet use and I’ve been watching some stuff online (but nothing major). I’ve been having download issues with software such as skype and, as such, the only thing I’ve added to the computer is an update of java.
However, the past 2 days it’s been telling me I’m running out of disk space. I removed all my photos (not even 1 GB). I shut it down hoping it might fix itself. Went to log back on and it came up with the message
“GDM could not write to our authorization file. This could mean you are out of disk space. Contact your system administrator”
HELP! I’m travelling and leave this city (and internet access) in 6 hours and really need to have easy access to book flights - the whole reason why I bought the computer! How do I fix this? Please bear in mind I am a very new user and need things spelled out to me.
thank you for your prompt replies. I did as Barry said and logged on as root then performed df -h and I have nothing available. I then tried du -sh and it just said “336M”??? Was that supposed to happen?
caf4926 - the computer came with linux, I didn’t install it. I have no idea what you mean by partitions and it doesn’t have a cd drive.
It certainly sounds like you are in over your head. If this is a shipped version of SUSE, possibly it’s SUSE Enterprise Desktop, it’s unlikely that you have some kind of rubbishy partitioning and it seems equally unlikely that you would have hardware issues resulting in huge error logs that fill up the HD.
I’m not sure we can advise you much further. But I’m guessing you don’t have a bootable USB distro to hand?
wow, thank you! What with following all the instructions and the linux help website I found the half installed skype package I knew was hidden somewhere and deleted all that, then I followed swerdna’s directions and deleted all that and it’s opened up 300M, enough to logon! woop thanks for your help. am going to bed now