On 8/7/09, Gary Kline <kl...@thought.org> wrote:
> Hmm. here is the output from df:
> Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
> /dev/ad0s1a 507630 363386 103634 78% /
> devfs 1 1 0 100% /dev
> /dev/ad0s1e 507630 107700 359320 23% /tmp
> /dev/ad0s1f 32816996 24508992 5682646 81% /usr
> /dev/ad0s1d 2007598 862818 984174 47% /var
> linprocfs 4 4 0 100% /usr/compat/linux/proc
> Since this box was a give and top qual, a Dell running a 2.4GHz, no
> I asked and the gifter installed two optical drives and a new secondary hard
> '07, i think. so do i really have > 300G? the thing i don't understand is:
> could be using up 80% of /usr?
> For as much as I use things-gui, i like both KDE and Gnome. Hate to have
> all them
> electrons weighing things down with, say, koffice, when i don't use it.
I must have missed something in this thread. Last time I looked, we
were talking about port deletions. At a glance, it looks like you have
about 35Gb -- the df output says that those are 1kb blocks. It also
looks like /usr/local is not a separate mountpoint, so both the base
system software in /usr and the third-party software in /usr/local are
counting towards the roughly 23Gb used in /usr. (But why ask us?
Just run du(1) or something, and find out.) I have older hardware, so
I use the CLI as much as I can, and favor lightweight programs, only
using a few components of Gnome. If you feel overburdened, consider
dropping one of the desktops, or using a lightweight alternative like
Xfce. Or do like I do and just use a lightweight windows manager, not
a full desktop, and cherrypick a few pieces of software from the full
This person was giving you a computer for free, and you somehow
managed to get them to install new, extra drives before they handed it
over?! Tell them I need one, too.
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