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Low Disk Space on "filesystem.root" [SOLVED]

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:16 pm
by rgand
On one installation of Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit, This message keeps popping up.
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This message started popping up after some updates I did a few weeks ago. I use this installation to try things so I don't trash my main one, which I need to work properly.

Emptying the trash isn't sufficient other than for a very short time, then the message pops up again. How do I correct this? I tried 'Examine' but don't know enough about what I'm looking at to figure it out.

I expect the fix is simple but I'm a functional user, not an expert, on Mint. Thanks for any direction on this.

Re: Low Disk Space on "filesystem.root"

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:24 pm
by Pjotr

Re: Low Disk Space on "filesystem.root"

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:38 pm
by rgand
Thanks, Pjotr. That did the trick. Just cleaning the cache and removing Asian fonts was enough to not get the pop-up. I still went ahead and removed 24 of the redundant kernels, leaving 2 plus the active one. I can see I'll have to do the same with my main installation, too.

Many thanks for the help.

Re: Low Disk Space on "filesystem.root"

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:23 am
by rosenhof
Pjotr wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:24 pm
Clean safely:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/4
Link is dead "404"

Reaching for a solution for the problem
Low disk space "Filesystem root" 0 bytes left

Re: Low Disk Space on "filesystem.root"

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:52 am
by Pjotr
rosenhof wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:23 am
Pjotr wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:24 pm
Clean safely:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/4
Link is dead "404"

Reaching for a solution for the problem
Low disk space "Filesystem root" 0 bytes left
New location:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... -mint.html

:)

Re: Low Disk Space on "filesystem.root"

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:00 am
by rosenhof
Pjotr wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:52 am
New location:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... -mint.html
:)
Great! Very useful reading.

Found 2 huge logfiles in /var/log/

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-rw-r----- 1 syslog 7,4G Feb 13 00:07 syslog.1
-rw-r----- 1 syslog 7,4G Feb 13 13:56 kern.log
Both files full of

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usb 1-1: usbfs: process 18108 (events) did not claim interface 0 before use

And most of my space was used by Timeshift stored in /timeshift/snapshots/, solved it temporary by erasing some of them and changed the schedule settings to keep less backups. I guess it's a better idea to store the Timeshift backups elsewhere but that's a different topic.