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    Re: The volume "Filesystem Root" has only XXX MB disk space available.

    Hi

    Please post back

    Code:
    sudo du -csh /var/*
    I would be looking for the sizes of /var/crash and /var/log.

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    Re: The volume "Filesystem Root" has only XXX MB disk space available.

    Thnx.

    Code:
    mark@Lexington:~$ sudo du -csh /var/*
    [sudo] password for mark: 
    18M	/var/backups
    240M	/var/cache
    4.0K	/var/crash
    4.0K	/var/games
    356M	/var/lib
    4.0K	/var/local
    0	/var/lock
    7.8M	/var/log
    4.0K	/var/mail
    4.0K	/var/metrics
    4.0K	/var/opt
    0	/var/run
    94M	/var/spool
    8.9G	/var/tmp
    9.6G	total
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    Re: The volume "Filesystem Root" has only XXX MB disk space available.

    Viewing contents of my /var/tmp it is only a few MB.
    I would explore purging caches in that location ..

    read here ... http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2020676

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    Re: The volume "Filesystem Root" has only XXX MB disk space available.

    [Added Notes to above post]

    You can continue using cli as you are doing .. but as an exercise I would run Disk Usage Analyser again (as suggested earlier).
    The low space issue is Filesystem Root ("/" and not "/root"). That description can be confusing.

    Bottom right of Disk Usage Analyser panel you can switch display between Rings Chart and Treemap Chart.
    Choose Rings Chart.

    Now navigate to var > tmp to inspect content. Hover over the pie slices to see what is using up nearly 9 GB.

    After you release space you might consider installing Ubuntu Tweaks to keep your system ship shape (clearing caches from time to time).
    Last edited by dragonfly41; February 17th, 2016 at 11:19 AM. Reason: sorry .. started new post instead of editing previous post

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    Re: The volume "Filesystem Root" has only XXX MB disk space available.

    Mr. Dragon:

    The search icon that brings up the "search your computer . . .", top left corner of my screen cannot find any program. That's a problem for another time.

    I ran Ubuntu Tweak about 2 weeks ago and cleared the old kernels and all other useless cruft at that time. My problem persisted.

    Running baobab via cli, as calling Disk Usage Analyzer thru the search icon cannot find anything, shows that /var/tmp has 307 files created by (probably) the printer's scanner driver. Because 305 identical filename all start with: cnijpwgtmp; I netsearched for that, up came from some site: alatest saying this:

    "If you have one and your (Linux) machine will not boot correctly do this from a command prompt: :/ >ls /var/tmp (look for files named "cnijpwgtmp". There may be a LOT of them) :/ >sudo rm /var/tmp/cni* (You will need to have administrator rights..."

    Then, after running the rm, /var/tmp went from 9gig to 12meg.

    But while this may be the solution, it's temporary, as the scanner is dumping unneeded objects in /tmp and not cleaning them up upon exiting. That is also a problem for another day.

    I'm going to mark this post as solved.

    Thank you, Ubuntu Community.
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    Re: The volume "Filesystem Root" has only XXX MB disk space available.

    Since you might have printer jobs queued look at http://localhost:631/jobs/

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