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    Sign in Problem: error attempting to write lower page; rc = [r-28]

    Hi All,

    So, have been on my laptop (Linux Mint 20 on Alienware r4 17) today and I noticed that I was unable to open any other programs other that my browser (firefox). I figured that I would just restart the machine to resolve this but upon entering the password I get the following four lines displayed before taking me back to the login screen:

    "[ 16.822139] encryptfs_encrypt_page: Error attempting to write lower page; rc = [r-28]"
    "[ 16.822195] encryptfs_encrypt_page: Error attempting to write lower page; rc = [r-28]"
    "[ 16.822236] encryptfs_encrypt_page: Error attempting to write lower page; rc = [r-28]"
    "[ 16.822284] encryptfs_encrypt_page: Error attempting to write lower page; rc = [r-28]"

    The only thing I can think of is that my hard discs are getting pretty full as I've been hahving a few issues with my Nextcloud sync client.

    Any help would be much appreciated as due to the Nextcloud sync issues, I'm worried that not all of my baby pics are backed up.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Sign in Problem: error attempting to write lower page; rc = [r-28]

    Thread move to MINT

    There a bug report about something like this here:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ecryptfs/+bug/1540035
    Not sure how helpful that is, but it is something.
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    Re: Sign in Problem: error attempting to write lower page; rc = [r-28]

    thanks for the link. I found this earlier when looking for solutions but it doesn't seem to help really. I'm unable to login to Mint so I'm not sure what options that'll leave me with. I feel like if I had a way of deleting some files from the HDD then that may solve the problem but i'm guessing that them being encrypted won't allow me to do so.

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    Re: Sign in Problem: error attempting to write lower page; rc = [r-28]

    What else have you looked at in regards to ecryptfs?
    It helps to know so others don't inadvertently post something else you've seen or tried.
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    Re: Sign in Problem: error attempting to write lower page; rc = [r-28]

    sorry, I should have mentioned that in the OP. So, I did have a good search for the problem prior to posting but I couldn't find too much info. I found forum posts that weren't very informative. I understand that it's to do with the encryption system and have seen that some people mention that it may be not enough free space on HDD, a kernel problem and even that ecryptfs is creating too many logs.

    The problem is that I am very much a linux beginner. I've slowly figured out a lot of stuff over the last couple of years but this seems a bit over my head as i'm unable to login to start fixing the problem.

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