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Mint 17 session has lasted less than 10 seconds

Postby AlexPegrum on Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:45 am

When booting linux mint after logging in it comes up with an error that says:

Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds. If you have not logged out yourself, this could mean that there is some problem with the installation or that you may be out of disk space . Try logging in with one of teh failsafe sessions to see if you can fix this problem

View details (~/.xsession-error file)

I have no idea how to fix this so any help is much appreciated
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Re: Mint 17 session has lasted less than 10 seconds

Postby austin.texas on Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:11 am

Is it possible that you may be out of disk space on your / partition?
Have you tried logging in with one of the failsafe sessions ?
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Re: Mint 17 session has lasted less than 10 seconds

Postby AlexPegrum on Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:36 am

The HDD has 300GB+ free and I am not sure what it means by failsafe enviroments but everything I have tried like graphics safe mode didn't work
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Re: Mint 17 session has lasted less than 10 seconds

Postby austin.texas on Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:11 pm

To check on the space available for the / partition you can look at it with the Disk Manager or gparted, or mount the / partition and enter the command: df -h
Are you using Cinnamon or Mate or ?
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Re: Mint 17 session has lasted less than 10 seconds

Postby AlexPegrum on Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:03 pm

Im using cinnamon and I checked the HDD space and I have 470GB free
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Re: Mint 17 session has lasted less than 10 seconds

Postby austin.texas on Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:24 pm

It does not matter how much free space you have on the hard drive. What matters is how much space you have on the / partition.
If I encountered this problem, I would reinstall Mint 17 to the same partition, WITHOUT FORMATTING the partition. That would preserve the settings you have.
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