Mint 17 session has lasted less than 10 seconds

Questions about other topics - please check if your question fits better in another category before posting here
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
AlexPegrum
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 9
Joined: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:21 pm
Location: Braintree, UK

Mint 17 session has lasted less than 10 seconds

Postby AlexPegrum » 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

User avatar
austin.texas
Level 17
Level 17
Posts: 7467
Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:57 pm
Location: at /home

Re: Mint 17 session has lasted less than 10 seconds

Postby austin.texas » 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 ?
Mint 17.3 Cinnamon (64 bit), Quad core AMD A8-3870 with Radeon HD Graphics 6550D, 8GB DDR3, Ralink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
Microsoft-free environment since 1996

Linux Linx 2016

AlexPegrum
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 9
Joined: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:21 pm
Location: Braintree, UK

Re: Mint 17 session has lasted less than 10 seconds

Postby AlexPegrum » 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

User avatar
austin.texas
Level 17
Level 17
Posts: 7467
Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:57 pm
Location: at /home

Re: Mint 17 session has lasted less than 10 seconds

Postby austin.texas » 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 ?
Mint 17.3 Cinnamon (64 bit), Quad core AMD A8-3870 with Radeon HD Graphics 6550D, 8GB DDR3, Ralink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
Microsoft-free environment since 1996

Linux Linx 2016

AlexPegrum
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 9
Joined: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:21 pm
Location: Braintree, UK

Re: Mint 17 session has lasted less than 10 seconds

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

Im using cinnamon and I checked the HDD space and I have 470GB free

User avatar
austin.texas
Level 17
Level 17
Posts: 7467
Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:57 pm
Location: at /home

Re: Mint 17 session has lasted less than 10 seconds

Postby austin.texas » 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.
Mint 17.3 Cinnamon (64 bit), Quad core AMD A8-3870 with Radeon HD Graphics 6550D, 8GB DDR3, Ralink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
Microsoft-free environment since 1996

Linux Linx 2016

User avatar
Couch_Potato
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 38
Joined: Mon May 13, 2013 11:21 pm
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A.

Re: Mint 17 session has lasted less than 10 seconds

Postby Couch_Potato » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:36 am

Hi Austin,

I have same problem as op. Df -h return only 13% in use on a 46 GB partition or 6.4 GB. I only incurred this problem after an upgrade. Don't remember specifics of what was upgraded though or when.

Tia
Desktop:
Mint 17.2 Mate 4.1.2-040102-generic
AMD FX-9380 8 Cores
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3
2x8GB Corsairs 1600 mhz

Laptop:
Dell e4310 4GB DDR3 320GB HDD
I5 2 phy cores 2 virtual cores
Linux Mint Mate 17.3
3.19.0-32-generic

User avatar
austin.texas
Level 17
Level 17
Posts: 7467
Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:57 pm
Location: at /home

Re: Mint 17 session has lasted less than 10 seconds

Postby austin.texas » Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:45 am

Couch_Potato, it would be best to start a new thread on your problem.
Adding to an old thread gets confusing.
Include the result of the command, inxi -Fxz and which version of Mint.
Mint 17.3 Cinnamon (64 bit), Quad core AMD A8-3870 with Radeon HD Graphics 6550D, 8GB DDR3, Ralink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
Microsoft-free environment since 1996

Linux Linx 2016

User avatar
Couch_Potato
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 38
Joined: Mon May 13, 2013 11:21 pm
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A.

Re: Mint 17 session has lasted less than 10 seconds

Postby Couch_Potato » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:15 pm

austin.texas wrote:Couch_Potato, it would be best to start a new thread on your problem.
Adding to an old thread gets confusing.
Include the result of the command, inxi -Fxz and which version of Mint.



Your're right I have lots of data to post!!! :(
Desktop:
Mint 17.2 Mate 4.1.2-040102-generic
AMD FX-9380 8 Cores
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3
2x8GB Corsairs 1600 mhz

Laptop:
Dell e4310 4GB DDR3 320GB HDD
I5 2 phy cores 2 virtual cores
Linux Mint Mate 17.3
3.19.0-32-generic


Return to “Other topics”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests