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Re: [vox-tech] x-windows problem?
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Re: [vox-tech] x-windows problem?

well, i do think it had something to do with not enough HD space.  I 
erased some files and was then able to boot back into x-windows.  
however, the file permissions on many of my config (and other) files 
had changed.  most every file in my home directory that is owned by 
process 501 changed permissions so that the group couldn't read or 
write to the files......weird.  anybody know what might be going on?

> Holy frijoles!  I had this same exact problem just last month: screen
> behaving as if it was switching on and off every second or so...
> I got my putty colored box set up to boot directly into runlevel 5 (I
> think)...
> Anyhow... I did the "linux 1" at the lilo prompt in order to get a 
> prompt.  That worked to get me back in as root.
> Then, in trying to diagnose the problem, a random memory from 
way back at
> one of last falls LUGOD meetings collided with a still functioning 
and as
> yet, undamaged brain cell, and I thought "Ya know, I wonder if my 
disk is
> full?"  'cuz I haven't done anything with my log files in several
> decades...
> So I typed "df" and discovered that my "/" partition had zero free
> megabytes.  The "df" output indicated "100% use" on "/".
> Now, I have pack-rat tendencies, so I immediately reevaluated why I 
> holding onto about 20 megs worth of tarball downloads and 
decided they had
> to go!
> So, after "rm"ing them into bit heaven... I had 99% use on "/" and...
> *VOILA* my system would suddenly boot into graphic mode again.
> Your mileage may indeed vary... and on a further note, I still haven't
> fixed my overflowing log file problem 'cuz I have yet to learn how to 
> this Travan tape drive work with Linux. :)  Any clues for the clueless
> would be greatly appreciated.
> > If you use LILO in text mode (you see "LILO: " prompt), type "linux 
> > to
> > boot into text mode.  If you use LILO in graphics mode, you press 
> > -Mark
> --------------------------------------------
> Ed Glass	   cathair@yolo.com 
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