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sudden odd happenings

Postby silver on Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:19 pm

I have been running linux mint 5 on a new sata drive for about a month now. with out problems
quite suddenly today, things didn't work. First tomboy notes wouldn't load then I would get an error starting synaptic. (the error is this, "Failed to run /usr/sbin/synaptic as user root. Unable to copy the user's Xauthorizationfile.") Next my system can't find clamav even though I have it installed.

Any Idea what may be happening.

I've restarted several times and I keep getting the same thing.

Any help in the right direction would be great.

Thanks
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Re: sudden odd happenings

Postby Husse on Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:42 pm

You could remove the hidden file .Xauthority in your home folder. (or move it to, say, the Desktop)
It is corrupted somehow.
Then reboot and it will be recreated
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Re: sudden odd happenings

Postby silver on Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:27 am

thanks Husse for the help.

besides my .Xauthority being corrupt. My other problem I figured out also.

I seems that Mint doesn't have any thing that warns you when your hard drive is full. Seems like something that should be added in the future.
What happened was this. I installed simple backup and set it up to backup my info to a usb hard drive. Well when I rebooted mint assigned a different id to the hard drive, (ie, first time was /media/drive, second time was /media/drive1).
Anyway simple backup when it couldn't find the usb drive created it's own drive under /media/drive. And began to backup my drive. I kept checking the usb drive and saw that it wasn't backing up my info and was trying to track down what was happening. When all of a sudden my computer went haywire. Well needless to say I have found my backups and cleared my hard drive and now everything works perfect as it did.

I think that if mint had a notification about when your hard drive was 90% full or something like it, this could help others avoid this problem.

I have a 500gb hard drive with 200gb of info.

Thanks a bunch.
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Re: sudden odd happenings

Postby Husse on Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:28 am

That's a new one - drive1 that is I'll have to consider this a bug
Also read this
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... annot_boot
It's about adding and removing disks...
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