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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2013

    clean up issue

    Hi folks. I am running ubuntu 12.4 on a toshiba satalite laptop (don't remember the satalite model since the stickers all peeled off but its about 28x years old.

    Anyway, we put ubuntu on it after trying, and failing, to reinstall windows. I put Bleach Bit on here to do cleanup ops and after each time I run it (about twice a eek) I get a number of messages in red, here is an example:

    [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/share/espeak-data/fr_dict'

    Bleach Bit is telling me that I have only 789 MB of hard disk space and each time I run it I get more of these kinds of messages. Last nights run yielded nearly a full page of such "error messages" and lots of other red highlighted items beside. Any ideas? Is this something to worry about? Is this something I can remedy? Any feedback would be greatly appriciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Reykjavík, Ísland
    Lubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus

    Re: clean up issue

    Normally there's no need for cleaning up a Buntu installation. It's not like Windows where the registry gets full of cruft over time.

    sudo apt-get autoremove
    once in a while should be enough.

    If you forget about Bleacbit and cleaning are you able to get an installation working?
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2011

    Re: clean up issue

    Mörgæs is right, It's not like Windows where the registry gets full of cruft over time. But you can still benefit from doing some housecleaning with the Ubuntu Tweak janitor. See this link.

    Install like this:
    Open the terminal. Add the required repository with the command:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
    Update the software list with the command:
    sudo apt-get update
    Finally, install Ubuntu Tweak with the command:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak
    After that, run it from the menu, or a terminal window or dash typing "ubuntu-tweak" depending on your flavour of Ubuntu and your preferences.


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