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    .xsession-errors file size exploding

    Hello Hi, I just joined this forum. am not an expert in SUSE/Linux. Hopefully by joining this community I could learn and share stuff with all members.

    Here is my problem:
    For unknown reason the file named '.xsession-errors' grows very fast in the last 2-3 days, from a couple of hundreds MB to 1.4 TB which in turn occupied the full size of the mail server's disk, leaving no space anymore.

    To overcome the problem I deleted that file, but it doesn't decrease the file size usage. The directory entry was removed, but the file is kept as long as the process uses, that's what I was told. I can't find the file in Trash folder neither in TMP folder.

    As the disk is 100% occupied, I can't practically do anything now, including the screen becomes blank/black, just the cursor can be seen moving around the screen.

    So I really need to remove the .xsession-errors file and prevent it to grow uncontrolable. Maybe there is a way to delete it remotely.....

    Any Help would be highly appreciated.

    Regards.
    Nas

  2. Re: .xsession-errors file size exploding

    Quote Originally Posted by nbayuni View Post
    Hello Hi, I just joined this forum. am not an expert in SUSE/Linux. Hopefully by joining this community I could learn and share stuff with all members.

    Here is my problem:
    For unknown reason the file named '.xsession-errors' grows very fast in the last 2-3 days, from a couple of hundreds MB to 1.4 TB which in turn occupied the full size of the mail server's disk, leaving no space anymore.

    To overcome the problem I deleted that file, but it doesn't decrease the file size usage. The directory entry was removed, but the file is kept as long as the process uses, that's what I was told. I can't find the file in Trash folder neither in TMP folder.

    As the disk is 100% occupied, I can't practically do anything now, including the screen becomes blank/black, just the cursor can be seen moving around the screen.

    So I really need to remove the .xsession-errors file and prevent it to grow uncontrolable. Maybe there is a way to delete it remotely.....

    Any Help would be highly appreciated.

    Regards.
    Nas
    Hi and welcome to the Forum
    So what are the errors, can you post a short output from the file?

    If you boot from the install media in 'rescue' mode and mount the partition that has /home in it to obtain a snippet from the user xsession-errors file.

    Also perhaps look down in /var/logs to clean out old files?
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
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    Re: .xsession-errors file size exploding

    Hi malcolm, thanks for replying. I did manage soling the problem. Using PuTTY I accessed the server, then identified where the file was hiding, then knowing the PID I killed the process. That's it!
    Thanks for replying.

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