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    0 byte left on device

    Hi!

    I have a big problem that i cant get fixed by myself.
    Something is eating my up my diskspace.

    I have deleted some apps and empty the trashcan but every time i start up i get a messege saying 0 byte left on device. I dont get a gui when i start up but i can login via remote desktop and that swhere i see the messege.

    I run ncdu and i only use 565,7mb.

    I´m running 12.04 on an 60Gb ssd disk.


    I have no idea of what to do so any help would be great.

    I have found the folder thats eating my space. Its the /var/log/upstart
    Its 32gb.

    I have now found the file. Its the lightdm.log file. 31.6Gb
    How can i fix this?

    The error messege is this: (gnome-settings-deamon:6270): libappindicator-CRITICAL **: appindicator_set_label: assertion `IS_APP_INDICATOR (self)´ failed
    Last edited by MacOsX74; December 7th, 2012 at 10:39 PM.

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    Lightbulb Re: 0 byte left on device

    I have never noticed huge logs in that folder myself. I did find this page about what that folder is, and how to turn off the logs for certain programs:
    http://ifdeflinux.blogspot.com/2012/...g-upstart.html

    That being said, I would expect log rotate to move the files and eliminate them before they get so large.

    I'd be curious to see the output of:
    Code:
    cd /var/log/upstart/
    du -ch *
    Do you have any reason to believe log rotate's default settings would have been modified on your system? How frequently is this lightdm error recorded in the log file? Is the error you pasted above the only significant one, and it is being repeated tons of times, or are there other obvious errors in the log file mentioned?

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    Re: 0 byte left on device

    Here are the output.

    Code:
    xbmc@Xbmc-Server:~$ cd /var/log/upstart/
    xbmc@Xbmc-Server:/var/log/upstart$ du -ch *
    4,0K    alsa-restore.log.1.gz
    4,0K    alsa-restore.log.2.gz
    4,0K    console-setup.log.1.gz
    4,0K    console-setup.log.2.gz
    4,0K    console-setup.log.3.gz
    4,0K    console-setup.log.4.gz
    4,0K    console-setup.log.5.gz
    4,0K    console-setup.log.6.gz
    4,0K    console-setup.log.7.gz
    4,0K    container-detect.log.1.gz
    4,0K    container-detect.log.2.gz
    4,0K    container-detect.log.3.gz
    4,0K    container-detect.log.4.gz
    4,0K    container-detect.log.5.gz
    4,0K    container-detect.log.6.gz
    4,0K    container-detect.log.7.gz
    4,0K    cryptdisks-enable.log.1.gz
    4,0K    cryptdisks-enable.log.2.gz
    4,0K    cryptdisks-enable.log.3.gz
    4,0K    cryptdisks-enable.log.4.gz
    4,0K    cryptdisks-enable.log.5.gz
    4,0K    cryptdisks-enable.log.6.gz
    4,0K    cryptdisks-enable.log.7.gz
    4,0K    cups.log.1.gz
    4,0K    cups.log.2.gz
    4,0K    cups.log.3.gz
    4,0K    cups.log.4.gz
    4,0K    cups.log.5.gz
    4,0K    cups.log.6.gz
    4,0K    cups.log.7.gz
    4,0K    failsafe-x.log.1.gz
    4,0K    failsafe-x.log.2.gz
    4,0K    failsafe-x.log.3.gz
    4,0K    failsafe-x.log.4.gz
    4,0K    failsafe-x.log.5.gz
    4,0K    gssd.log.1.gz
    4,0K    gssd.log.2.gz
    4,0K    gssd.log.3.gz
    4,0K    gssd.log.4.gz
    4,0K    gssd.log.5.gz
    4,0K    gssd.log.6.gz
    4,0K    gssd.log.7.gz
    4,0K    hybrid-gfx.log.1.gz
    4,0K    hybrid-gfx.log.2.gz
    4,0K    hybrid-gfx.log.3.gz
    4,0K    hybrid-gfx.log.4.gz
    4,0K    hybrid-gfx.log.5.gz
    4,0K    hybrid-gfx.log.6.gz
    4,0K    hybrid-gfx.log.7.gz
    104M    lightdm.log.1.gz
    96M    lightdm.log.2.gz
    60K    lightdm.log.3.gz
    52K    lightdm.log.4.gz
    52K    lightdm.log.5.gz
    48K    lightdm.log.6.gz
    12K    lightdm.log.7.gz
    4,0K    modemmanager.log.1.gz
    4,0K    modemmanager.log.2.gz
    4,0K    modemmanager.log.3.gz
    4,0K    modemmanager.log.4.gz
    4,0K    modemmanager.log.5.gz
    4,0K    modemmanager.log.6.gz
    4,0K    modemmanager.log.7.gz
    4,0K    module-init-tools.log.1.gz
    4,0K    module-init-tools.log.2.gz
    4,0K    module-init-tools.log.3.gz
    4,0K    module-init-tools.log.4.gz
    4,0K    module-init-tools.log.5.gz
    4,0K    module-init-tools.log.6.gz
    4,0K    module-init-tools.log.7.gz
    4,0K    mysql.log.1.gz
    4,0K    mysql.log.2.gz
    4,0K    mysql.log.3.gz
    4,0K    mysql.log.4.gz
    4,0K    mysql.log.5.gz
    4,0K    mysql.log.6.gz
    4,0K    mysql.log.7.gz
    4,0K    networking.log.1.gz
    4,0K    networking.log.2.gz
    4,0K    networking.log.3.gz
    4,0K    networking.log.4.gz
    4,0K    networking.log.5.gz
    4,0K    networking.log.6.gz
    4,0K    networking.log.7.gz
    4,0K    network-interface-eth0.log.1.gz
    4,0K    network-interface-eth0.log.2.gz
    4,0K    network-interface-eth0.log.3.gz
    4,0K    network-interface-eth0.log.4.gz
    4,0K    network-interface-eth0.log.5.gz
    4,0K    network-interface-eth0.log.6.gz
    4,0K    network-interface-eth0.log.7.gz
    4,0K    network-interface-tap0.log.1.gz
    4,0K    procps-static-network-up.log.1.gz
    4,0K    procps-static-network-up.log.2.gz
    4,0K    procps-static-network-up.log.3.gz
    4,0K    procps-static-network-up.log.4.gz
    4,0K    procps-static-network-up.log.5.gz
    4,0K    procps-static-network-up.log.6.gz
    4,0K    procps-static-network-up.log.7.gz
    4,0K    procps-virtual-filesystems.log.1.gz
    4,0K    procps-virtual-filesystems.log.2.gz
    4,0K    procps-virtual-filesystems.log.3.gz
    4,0K    procps-virtual-filesystems.log.4.gz
    4,0K    procps-virtual-filesystems.log.5.gz
    4,0K    procps-virtual-filesystems.log.6.gz
    4,0K    procps-virtual-filesystems.log.7.gz
    4,0K    rsyslog.log.1.gz
    4,0K    rsyslog.log.2.gz
    4,0K    rsyslog.log.3.gz
    4,0K    rsyslog.log.4.gz
    4,0K    rsyslog.log.5.gz
    4,0K    rsyslog.log.6.gz
    4,0K    rsyslog.log.7.gz
    4,0K    statd.log.1.gz
    4,0K    statd.log.2.gz
    4,0K    statd.log.3.gz
    4,0K    statd.log.4.gz
    4,0K    statd.log.5.gz
    4,0K    statd.log.6.gz
    4,0K    statd.log.7.gz
    4,0K    udev-fallback-graphics.log.1.gz
    4,0K    ureadahead.log.1.gz
    8,0K    ureadahead.log.2.gz
    4,0K    ureadahead.log.3.gz
    4,0K    ureadahead.log.4.gz
    4,0K    ureadahead.log.5.gz
    4,0K    ureadahead.log.6.gz
    8,0K    ureadahead.log.7.gz
    4,0K    ureadahead-other.log.1.gz
    4,0K    ureadahead-other.log.2.gz
    4,0K    ureadahead-other.log.3.gz
    4,0K    ureadahead-other.log.4.gz
    4,0K    ureadahead-other.log.5.gz
    4,0K    ureadahead-other.log.6.gz
    4,0K    ureadahead-other.log.7.gz
    4,0K    vsftpd.log.1.gz
    4,0K    vsftpd.log.2.gz
    200M    totalt
    xbmc@Xbmc-Server:/var/log/upstart$
    The wierd thing is that now the 31,6 gb file is gone. I havent done anything.
    Now there is only xxxxx.log.x.gz folders. before I had one of each xxxxxx.log.
    How is that.

  4. #4
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    Re: 0 byte left on device

    Run this command to show your file system info and drive space USE%, Available, etc... What do you see?

    Code:
    df -h

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    Re: 0 byte left on device

    If you want to watch the filesize of the lightdm logs run this command. It will show you any changes happening in realtime / near-realtime to those files.

    Code:
    cd /var/log/upstart
    sudo watch -d "du -ch * | grep -i lightdm"
    Last edited by spec36; December 8th, 2012 at 10:30 AM. Reason: added directory change

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    Re: 0 byte left on device

    Quote Originally Posted by spec36 View Post
    Run this command to show your file system info and drive space USE%, Available, etc... What do you see?

    Code:
    df -h
    Output of df -h:
    Code:
    xbmc@Xbmc-Server:~$ df -h
    Filsystem                     Storlek Använt Ledigt Anv% Monterat på
    /dev/mapper/Xbmc--Server-root     40G   9,5G    28G  26% /
    udev                             7,9G   4,0K   7,9G   1% /dev
    tmpfs                            3,2G   1,2M   3,2G   1% /run
    none                             5,0M      0   5,0M   0% /run/lock
    none                             7,9G    80K   7,9G   1% /run/shm
    /dev/sde1                        228M   153M    64M  71% /boot
    overflow                         1,0M    56K   968K   6% /tmp
    /dev/md0                          11T   7,0T   3,3T  69% /media
    xbmc@Xbmc-Server:~$

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    Re: 0 byte left on device

    Based off the USE% (Anv%) of your partitions you do not appear to have maxed out any of the partitions. Are you still getting the error?

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    Re: 0 byte left on device

    Quote Originally Posted by spec36 View Post
    Run this command to show your file system info and drive space USE%, Available, etc... What do you see?

    Code:
    df -h
    There is another type of file system storage that can prevent new files from being stored - an inode. Use
    Code:
    df -i
    to see the available inodes on each file system. I haven't had that issue for a few years, but back in the EXT2 days, running out of inodes was much more common especially on systems with many, many, many tiny files.

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    Re: 0 byte left on device

    Now the problem is back. Same lightdm log. I removed the file but i dont get back the space on the harddrive. I cant even start firefox so that i can copy the output from terminal.
    If i run df -h it says 100% used. 40gb total and 39 gb used.
    If i run
    Code:

    cd /var/log/upstart/
    du -ch *
    Then it says 23m total. I dont have any big files there anymore. Before i removed the file i had one that was 32 gb.


    Why dosent i get my space back when i removed the file.
    The file was locked so i used sudo nautilus when i removed it.


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    Re: 0 byte left on device

    Quote Originally Posted by MacOsX74 View Post

    Why dosent i get my space back when i removed the file.
    The file was locked so i used sudo nautilus when i removed it.
    If you opened a sudo nautilus file browser and simply used the delete key, then you moved the file to root's trash. That is why you are not getting any space back. If you need to use a root nautilus (and you would be advised to use "gksudo nautilus" not sudo nautilus) then you need to hard delete with shift+delete. Alternatively, use "sudo rm" from the terminal.

    The "deleted" file(s) will be sitting in /root/.local/share/Trash.

    Please do not PM me about your forum account unless you have been asked to. The correct place to contact an admin about your account is here.

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