Hi Remko,

Tks for your advice.

> It says to you that the var drive is full, the var
> drive keeps logs etc 
> so pretty crucial that it has some space. Go to
> /var/log and check which 
> files are a bit big and "rotate" them. You can do
> that by entering 
> single user mode, mount the /var, go to /var/log,
> type `ls -lh' it gives
> you the filesizes
> 
> Some file has to be what bigger then the rest, so we
> need to clean it a bit.
> Mount the /usr drive and create the directory
> /usr/tmp (since that drive 
> has a lot of space left), now mv
> /var/log/$bigfilename /usr/tmp/ and
> touch /var/log/$bigfilename (So that it does exist).

It is not the files on /var/log/ taking up space but
following files on /var/tmp/

# ls -lh
total 192544
-rw-r--r--  1 satimis  wheel      2.3M May 14 22:26
tmp.0.QQlif7
-rw-r--r--  1 satimis  wheel      2.3M May 14 22:24
tmp.0.dr0vBP
-rw-r--r--  1 satimis  wheel      2.3M May 15 15:58
tmp.0.kDy79T
-rw-r--r--  1 satimis  wheel      2.3M May 14 22:29
tmp.0.lu8h4X
-rw-r--r--  1 satimis  wheel       26M May 14 22:26
tmp.1.Egne6s
-rw-r--r--  1 satimis  wheel       72M May 14 22:25
tmp.1.JW15qD
-rw-r--r--  1 satimis  wheel       32M May 14 22:29
tmp.1.nNXAdw
-rw-r--r--  1 satimis  wheel       48M May 15 15:59
tmp.1.xygGQv
.....

I have no idea what they are and when they were
created.

# df
Filesystem  1K-blocks    Used    Avail Capacity 
Mounted on
/dev/ad4s1a    253678   45872   187512    20%    /
devfs               1       1        0   100%    /dev
/dev/ad4s1e    253678    4672   228712     2%    /tmp
/dev/ad4s1f  36354884 4807654 28638840    14%    /usr
/dev/ad4s1d    253678   57664   175720    25%    /var

> If you reboot now the system will come up and i
> guess that the things 
> are starting to work again.
> 
> The Failure of gnome is too less space on /var i
> think,

After rebooting the PC, Gnome revived.  Still have
some minor problems, such as on KDE desktop Konsole
window, selected fonts unable to save (saving settings
having no function)

> The portsclean package? What's that? Search the
> internet

'portsclean' is an utility of 'portupgrade'.  Very
powerful taking about 5 minute to complete on my slow
system.  Now it got lost.  I think I have to reinstall
'portupgrade'

> Try changing your settings in Konsole now, perhaps
> there is enough space 
> now.

Still having problem.  Please see above.

Tks again for your advice.

B.R.
Stephen

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