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Thread: problems (probably module relatet) after updates or disk full issue.

  1. #1
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    Sep 2008

    problems (probably module relatet) after updates or disk full issue.


    I don't know yet wat caused this problems, here are my guesses:
    - yesterday I had a grep running all the night long over ~15gig of files.
    due to recursive symlinks, this did never stop unitl the disk was full (I did not partition the essential areas of the os in a seperate filesystem, so the rootfs went full.)
    I managed to delete this large file.
    - i did some automatic security updates since the last boot (~9.9.2008)

    now, there are the problems:

    I did a reboot because od some weird behavior of the pdf viewer.
    (I thought the full disk might have messed something up)
    then the troubles begun:

    kernel modules which would have been loaded at boot time did not load.
    the network driver (modprobe sky2 in my case)
    the audio driver (lshw says I have an ATI Azalia audio device, it also notes the word 'UNCLAIMED')
    the thing (don't know if it is a module or something else) which mounts a /dev/shm

    and maybe some other stuff.

    some additional errors occour as well:
    none of the grafic terminals are working (the standard 'Terminal', mrxvt and xterm) the 'Terminal' says: 'There was an error creating the child process for this terminal'.
    mrxvt an xterm just don't do anything.
    I straced gnome-terminal and found this messages:
    open("/dev/ptyp0", O_RDWR) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)
    open("/dev/ptyp1", O_RDWR) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)
    open("/dev/ptyee", O_RDWR) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)
    open("/dev/ptyef", O_RDWR) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)

    repairs so far:
    I've inserted 'sky2' into /etc/modules
    so I have a network after rebooting.

    is there any way to regain a working kernel/modules config?

    I havn't seen such a problem before.. and I'm playing around with linux since (kernel) version 2.2

    kind regards and thanks for every small tip,

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2008

    Re: problems (probably module relatet) after updates or disk full issue.

    ls -l /dev/ptyp0
    crw-rw---- 1 root root 2, 0 2008-09-17 16:06 /dev/ptyp0
    chmod 666 /dev/ptyp0
    now it worls for _one_ terminal.

    but all other things are still broken.

    at least I have one terminal to do something so I don't have to switch to the console every time I want to type someting.


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