On Thu, 3 Aug 2000, Jorge Nerin wrote:
> "Richard B. Johnson" wrote:
> > On Thu, 3 Aug 2000, Robinson, Daniel wrote:
> > > Hi all....
> > >
> > > I am getting the following error when I try to startx... (KDE on Mandrake
> > > 7.0 2.3.42)
> > >
> > > ----------------------
> > > _FontTransSocketUNIXConnect: Can't connect: errno = 2
> > > failed to set default font path 'unix/:-1'
> > > Fatal server error:
> > > could not open default font 'fixed'
> > Looks like the "real" fatal error is the UNIX socket connect.
> > This was errno=2 (ENOENT) . This is a strange return value for
> > connect().
> > Is this a newly-built kernel? Did you enable UNIX domain sockets?
> > If so, this might be related to another recently-reported UNIX
> > socket problem.
> > Cheers,
> > Dick Johnson
> This is because / is full, usually 5% of the space is reserved for root,
> and df tells the amount free for users, connect() needs 1 inode free to
> succed, so if you are not root and issue connect() with 0 blocks free
> connect() will fail, so you only need to have free space.
Okay. Sounds good. The last time I had '/' full, I really cleaned it.
I wondered why it had filled up. I checked /var/log /var/adm, etc.
I couldn't find what had filled it up. Then I thought that one of
my backups may have put a 'tar' file in /dev because of some mispelled
device-name. There I found '/dev/root'. After recursively deleting
this I had lots of space, ...err, buf `df` didn't work anymore ;^)
I never did find out what had filled it up but it sure was empty after
Penguin : Linux version 2.2.15 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).
"Memory is like gasoline. You use it up when you are running. Of
course you get it all back when you reboot..."; Actual explanation
obtained from the Micro$oft help desk.
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