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thebear
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Cannot open Update Manager

Post by thebear » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:29 pm

Hi all,
My Update Manager icon has disappeared from toolbar and can't be added back on. I can't launch Update Manager from menu. And when I try gksudo update-manager in terminal I get this response in the terminal:

No space left on device
(gksudo:3170): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory of theme oxygen has no size field

and this error pops up:

Failed to run update-manager as user root.
Unable to copy the user's Xauthorization file.

Any help would be appreciated.

Running 18.2 32-bit XFCE

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Re: Cannot open Update Manager

Post by catweazel » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:40 pm

No space left on device
That might be a clue. If you can run a terminal, post the output of this terminal command:

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inxi -Fxz
Enclose the results in code markers, which you can select from the mini toolbar above the textbox where you type your reply.

Also post the output of this command, also inside code markers:

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df
And finally, do the same with this command:

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grep "\sro[\s,]" /proc/mounts
You can copy/paste the commands from here into a terminal.
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Re: Cannot open Update Manager

Post by thebear » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:22 pm

Forgive me, but I cannot work out how to use these code markers. Apparently there is a guide somewhere but I can't find that either.

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Re: Cannot open Update Manager

Post by Marziano » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:10 pm

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Highlight the text and click on "Code" on the toolbar above the textbox.
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Re: Cannot open Update Manager

Post by thebear » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:17 pm

I did that and I just get

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 at each end of the text.  Nothing else changes.

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Re: Cannot open Update Manager

Post by Marziano » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:39 pm

Marziano wrote:You should be able to see the change if you click on "preview" at the bottom of the textbox.
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Re: Cannot open Update Manager

Post by thebear » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:10 pm

got it...

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System:    Host: Gerry Kernel: 4.4.0-21-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 5.3.1) Desktop: N/A Distro:
Machine:   System: ASUSTeK (portable) product: F5GL v: 1.0
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: F5GL v: 1.0 Bios: American Megatrends v: 213 date: 11/20/2008
CPU:       Dual core Intel Pentium Dual T3400 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB flags: (-) bmips: 4333 
           clock speeds: max: 2167 MHz 1: 1667 MHz 2: 1333 MHz
           GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A Direct Rendering: N/A
Audio:     Card NVIDIA MCP79 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:08.0 Sound: ALSA v: k4.4.0-21-generic
Network:   Card-1: NVIDIA MCP79 Ethernet driver: forcedeth port: c080 bus-ID: 00:0a.0
           IF: enp0s10 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k bus-ID: 06:00.0
           IF: wlp6s0 state: up speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (14.4% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: N/A size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID-1:  size: 19G used: 19G (100%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-2:  size: 37G used: 14G (39%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-3:  size: 2.07GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda8
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: -1 Uptime: 9 min Memory: 632.4/1757.7MB Init: systemd target: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0 Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

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Re: Cannot open Update Manager

Post by thebear » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:11 pm

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Filesystem     1K-blocks     Used Available Use% Mounted on
udev              880452        0    880452   0% /dev
tmpfs             179996     5756    174240   4% /run
/dev/sda6       19091584 19044940         0 100% /
tmpfs             899960    24280    875680   3% /dev/shm
tmpfs               5120        4      5116   1% /run/lock
tmpfs             899960        0    899960   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/sda7       38317716 14144684  22203524  39% /home
cgmfs                100        0       100   0% /run/cgmanager/fs
tmpfs             179996       36    179960   1% /run/user/1000

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Re: Cannot open Update Manager

Post by thebear » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:12 pm

and nothing came up with last command

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Re: Cannot open Update Manager

Post by thebear » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:19 pm

Can't seem to do anything, everything coming up with "Unable to copy the user's Xauthorization file."

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Re: Cannot open Update Manager

Post by Pjotr » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:41 pm

sda6 is 100 % full. Remove stuff from it.

It's quickest and easiest to start doing some cleaning from within Recovery mode. So boot Mint into Recovery and use the "clean" option.

Can you login normally afterwards? If so, proceed with safe cleaning:
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Re: Cannot open Update Manager

Post by thebear » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:16 pm

Thanks, I did as suggested.
Also tried to delete some stuff from my home folder but permission is denied!

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