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Help - tmp full

Kai Ponte
On my son's laptop, I went to reboot this morning. (I was trying to see
why I couldn't connect via ssh.)  On boot, I got a message that /tmp was
full and that the desktop manager would not start.

What do I do? It won't let me login.


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Re: Help - tmp full

Pete Connolly
On Wednesday 25 Feb 2009 16:19:09 Kai Ponte wrote:
> On my son's laptop, I went to reboot this morning. (I was trying to see
> why I couldn't connect via ssh.)  On boot, I got a message that /tmp was
> full and that the desktop manager would not start.
>
> What do I do? It won't let me login.
>
>
Hi Kai

I'd boot from the opensuse disk, skip the install then mount your partitions
and clear out /tmp.

Cheers

Pete

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Re: Help - tmp full

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> On my son's laptop, I went to reboot this morning. (I was trying to see
> why I couldn't connect via ssh.)  On boot, I got a message that /tmp was
> full and that the desktop manager would not start.
>
> What do I do? It won't let me login.
>
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Boot the "failsafe" mode, or, failing that, boot from a CD/DVD and
select the "rescue" system. Then locate the /tmp partition and clean
it up.

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Re: Help - tmp full

Carl Hartung
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On Wednesday 25 February 2009 11:19:09 Kai Ponte wrote:
> On my son's laptop, I went to reboot this morning. (I was trying to see
> why I couldn't connect via ssh.)  On boot, I got a message that /tmp was
> full and that the desktop manager would not start.
>
> What do I do? It won't let me login.

Hi Kai,

Boot into rescue mode using an install CD or DVD.

The default login is 'root' with no password.

Mount the partition with /tmp and /var/tmp (usually '/')

Clear out both directories (i.e. 'cd /tmp' then 'rm -rf *' etc.)

umount '/' and 'init 6' to reboot

Once booted into desktop, launch YaST's "/etc/sysconfig Editor"

Drill down to 'System' -> 'Cron' -> 'TMP_DIRS_TO_CLEAR'

Add to settings: "/tmp /var/tmp" (no quotes)

Then go to 'System' -> 'Cron' -> 'CLEAR_TMP_DIRS_AT_BOOTUP'

Set to "yes" (no quotes)

This problem will not recur.

hth & regards,

Carl


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Re: Help - tmp full

gregfreemyer
On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 11:36 AM, Carl Hartung <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Wednesday 25 February 2009 11:19:09 Kai Ponte wrote:
>> On my son's laptop, I went to reboot this morning. (I was trying to see
>> why I couldn't connect via ssh.)  On boot, I got a message that /tmp was
>> full and that the desktop manager would not start.
>>
>> What do I do? It won't let me login.
>
> Hi Kai,
>
> Boot into rescue mode using an install CD or DVD.
>
> The default login is 'root' with no password.
>
> Mount the partition with /tmp and /var/tmp (usually '/')
>
> Clear out both directories (i.e. 'cd /tmp' then 'rm -rf *' etc.)
>
> umount '/' and 'init 6' to reboot
>
> Once booted into desktop, launch YaST's "/etc/sysconfig Editor"
>
> Drill down to 'System' -> 'Cron' -> 'TMP_DIRS_TO_CLEAR'
>
> Add to settings: "/tmp /var/tmp" (no quotes)
>
> Then go to 'System' -> 'Cron' -> 'CLEAR_TMP_DIRS_AT_BOOTUP'
>
> Set to "yes" (no quotes)
>
> This problem will not recur.
>
> hth & regards,
>
> Carl

Can you login via text console.

ie. From KDM type cntrl-alt-F1, then login.

If so, then follow the above instructions.

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Re: Help - tmp full

jdd@dodin.org
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Kai Ponte a écrit :
> On my son's laptop, I went to reboot this morning. (I was trying to see
> why I couldn't connect via ssh.)  On boot, I got a message that /tmp was
> full and that the desktop manager would not start.
>
> What do I do? It won't let me login.
>
>
it should let you log as root. Then you can make room in tmp

but this shouldn't happen. You probably forgot to set a cleaning cron
for root (I have frequently this :-) - it's not default.

Use YaST, I don't remember where it it but you should find it

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Re: Help - tmp full

Kai Ponte
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Boris Epstein wrote:
>
>
> Boot the "failsafe" mode, or, failing that, boot from a CD/DVD and
> select the "rescue" system. Then locate the /tmp partition and clean
> it up.
>
> Boris.
>  
Okay, will do.

What do I click on in failsafe mode to locate it? Do i log in as root there?

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Re: Help - tmp full

Cristian Rodríguez
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Kai Ponte escribió:
> On my son's laptop, I went to reboot this morning. (I was trying to see
> why I couldn't connect via ssh.)  On boot, I got a message that /tmp was
> full and that the desktop manager would not start.
>
> What do I do? It won't let me login.
>
>

remove stuff from /tmp then install package tmpwatch to avoid this in
the future.


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Re: Help - tmp full

Ken Schneider - openSUSE
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Kai Ponte pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
> On my son's laptop, I went to reboot this morning. (I was trying to see
> why I couldn't connect via ssh.)  On boot, I got a message that /tmp was
> full and that the desktop manager would not start.
>
> What do I do? It won't let me login.
>
>

At the boot prompt type a 3 to boot to a console and login as root. Then
clean out tmp. I'd suggest setting in YaST-->System-->Kernel Settings to
clean tmp on boot.

Once you have tmp cleaned issue init 5 to go the the kdm boot screen.

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Re: Help - tmp full

Carlos E. R.-2
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On Wednesday, 2009-02-25 at 08:19 -0800, Kai Ponte wrote:

> On my son's laptop, I went to reboot this morning. (I was trying to see
> why I couldn't connect via ssh.)  On boot, I got a message that /tmp was
> full and that the desktop manager would not start.
>
> What do I do? It won't let me login.

Just log in in text mode, as root (ctrl-alt-f1), then delete files in
/tmp.

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Re: Help - tmp full

James Knott
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Pete Connolly wrote:

> On Wednesday 25 Feb 2009 16:19:09 Kai Ponte wrote:
>> On my son's laptop, I went to reboot this morning. (I was trying to see
>> why I couldn't connect via ssh.)  On boot, I got a message that /tmp was
>> full and that the desktop manager would not start.
>>
>> What do I do? It won't let me login.
>>
>>
> Hi Kai
>
> I'd boot from the opensuse disk, skip the install then mount your partitions
> and clear out /tmp.

Further on this, there's a setting in sysconfig that will clear /tmp on
reboot or after a specified time.

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Re: Help - tmp full

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On Wednesday, 2009-02-25 at 13:48 -0300, Cristian Rodríguez wrote:

> remove stuff from /tmp then install package tmpwatch to avoid this in
> the future.

Could you expand on that tmpwatch, instead of using the traditional suse
cron job that deletes old tmp files? This is new to me.

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Re: Help - tmp full

Cristian Rodríguez
Carlos E. R. escribió:

> Could you expand on that tmpwatch

see man 8 tmpwatch :)

 instead of using the traditional suse
> cron job that deletes old tmp files? This is new to me.

tmpwatch also installs a daily cronjob that takes care of the task, it
is new to you because tmpwatch reappeared in the distribution only in 11.1.

ps: note that there are several utilities with that name, we use the one
maintained by redhat https://fedorahosted.org/tmpwatch/


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On Wednesday, 2009-02-25 at 18:22 -0300, Cristian Rodríguez wrote:

> Carlos E. R. escribió:
>
>> Could you expand on that tmpwatch
>
> see man 8 tmpwatch :)

I don't have it installed, I can't look the manual. And the manual
probably will not explain whether or why it is better than the traditional
suse cron job :-)


> instead of using the traditional suse
>> cron job that deletes old tmp files? This is new to me.
>
> tmpwatch also installs a daily cronjob that takes care of the task, it
> is new to you because tmpwatch reappeared in the distribution only in 11.1.


Ah, then it is not in use in 11.0. And my test partition of 11.1 doesn't
have it, either, so it is not installed by default.

> ps: note that there are several utilities with that name, we use the one
> maintained by redhat https://fedorahosted.org/tmpwatch/

There is one for 11.0, but I don't know if it is that one:

cer@nimrodel:~> webpin tmpwatch
    5 results (3 packages) found for "tmpwatch" in openSUSE_110
* tmpwatch: Watches file system activity, such as /tmp files
    - 2.9.13 [suse-oss | BS::home:/elvigia]


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Re: Help - tmp full

Cristian Rodríguez
Carlos E. R. escribió:

> There is one for 11.0, but I don't know if it is that one:

Yes, that is a "backport" I have in my home repository..should work ;)


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Re: Help - tmp full

Joaquin Sosa
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if /tmp is on / (which is the default) you might be better off to
clear some excess data from somewhere else on the partition.

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 11:36, Carl Hartung <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Wednesday 25 February 2009 11:19:09 Kai Ponte wrote:
>> On my son's laptop, I went to reboot this morning. (I was trying to see
>> why I couldn't connect via ssh.)  On boot, I got a message that /tmp was
>> full and that the desktop manager would not start.
>>
>> What do I do? It won't let me login.
>
> Hi Kai,
>
> Boot into rescue mode using an install CD or DVD.
>
> The default login is 'root' with no password.
>
> Mount the partition with /tmp and /var/tmp (usually '/')
>
> Clear out both directories (i.e. 'cd /tmp' then 'rm -rf *' etc.)
>
> umount '/' and 'init 6' to reboot
>
> Once booted into desktop, launch YaST's "/etc/sysconfig Editor"
>
> Drill down to 'System' -> 'Cron' -> 'TMP_DIRS_TO_CLEAR'
>
> Add to settings: "/tmp /var/tmp" (no quotes)
>
> Then go to 'System' -> 'Cron' -> 'CLEAR_TMP_DIRS_AT_BOOTUP'
>
> Set to "yes" (no quotes)
>
> This problem will not recur.
>
> hth & regards,
>
> Carl
>
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Re: Help - tmp full

Kai Ponte
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Boris Epstein wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 11:19 AM, Kai Ponte <[hidden email]> wrote:
>  
>> On my son's laptop, I went to reboot this morning. (I was trying to see
>> why I couldn't connect via ssh.)  On boot, I got a message that /tmp was
>> full and that the desktop manager would not start.
>>
>> What do I do? It won't let me login.
>>
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> Boot the "failsafe" mode, or, failing that, boot from a CD/DVD and
> select the "rescue" system. Then locate the /tmp partition and clean
> it up.
>
> Boris.
>  

Okay, this seems to be a little more of an issue.  I deleted - as root -
all files in /tmp /usr/tmp /var/tmp


On boot, after selecting which user to login with, I get the message,
"Call to lnusertemp failed (temporary directories full?). Check your
installation."

I had  a chat with my friend, google, and I found and followed
directions here:

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=43335

http://www.kde-forum.org/artikel/17997/call-to-lnusertemp-failed-temporary-directories-full-check-your-installation.html

http://www.pclinuxos.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=26&topic=23065.0;wap2

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/mandriva-30/call-to-lnusertemp-failed-temporary-directories-full.-check-your-installation-601207/

So far, no luck.

I can login as a user either on console or  another Window manager -
IceWM but not GNOME or KDE.

Ideas?


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Re: Help - tmp full

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Kai Ponte wrote:

> Boris Epstein wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 11:19 AM, Kai Ponte <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>  
>>> On my son's laptop, I went to reboot this morning. (I was trying to see
>>> why I couldn't connect via ssh.)  On boot, I got a message that /tmp was
>>> full and that the desktop manager would not start.
>>>
>>> What do I do? It won't let me login.
>>>
>>>
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>>>    
>> Boot the "failsafe" mode, or, failing that, boot from a CD/DVD and
>> select the "rescue" system. Then locate the /tmp partition and clean
>> it up.
>>
>> Boris.
>>  
>
> Okay, this seems to be a little more of an issue.  I deleted - as root -
> all files in /tmp /usr/tmp /var/tmp
>
>
> On boot, after selecting which user to login with, I get the message,
> "Call to lnusertemp failed (temporary directories full?). Check your
> installation."
>
> I had  a chat with my friend, google, and I found and followed
> directions here:
>
> http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=43335
>
> http://www.kde-forum.org/artikel/17997/call-to-lnusertemp-failed-temporary-directories-full-check-your-installation.html
>
> http://www.pclinuxos.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=26&topic=23065.0;wap2
>
> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/mandriva-30/call-to-lnusertemp-failed-temporary-directories-full.-check-your-installation-601207/
>
> So far, no luck.
>
> I can login as a user either on console or  another Window manager -
> IceWM but not GNOME or KDE.
>
> Ideas?

Rename the .kde and .kde4 dirs. in your /home/? dir. with something like
a .org extension. Then try to login. If it works, just setup KDE again,
and delete the 2 .kde.org dirs.

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Re: Help - tmp full

jdd@dodin.org
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Kai Ponte a écrit :

> On boot, after selecting which user to login with, I get the message,
> "Call to lnusertemp failed (temporary directories full?). Check your
> installation."

you can give us a new "df -h" let only to see is there is room and
where :-)

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Dave Howorth
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Carlos E. R. wrote:
>> see man 8 tmpwatch :)
>
> I don't have it installed, I can't look the manual.

I guess "see man 8 tmpwatch" is shorthand for "type 'man 8 tmpwatch'
into google (without the ')"  :)

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