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#1 2007-12-01 00:54:26

Shadowsurge
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Error logging in as user (KDE)

I get the following error message when I try to log in as user through KDE

Call to lnusertemp failed (temporary directories full?). Check your installation.

I have no idea what the problem is...

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#2 2007-12-01 01:07:40

skottish
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Re: Error logging in as user (KDE)

Check the permissions on your /tmp directory.  It should read something like:

ls -al / | grep tmp
drwxrwxrwt  7 root root  4096 2007-11-30 18:04 tmp

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#3 2007-12-01 01:15:30

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Re: Error logging in as user (KDE)

It looks like this... Obviously "nick" is the user name

drwxrwxrwt  7 nick root 20480 2007-11-30 20:11 .
drwxr-xr-x 20 root root  4096 2007-11-22 00:14 ..
drwxrwxrwt  2 root root  4096 2007-11-30 20:11 .ICE-unix
-r--r--r--  1 root root    11 2007-11-30 20:10 .X0-lock
drwxrwxrwt  2 root root  4096 2007-11-30 20:10 .X11-unix
drwx------  2 root root  4096 2007-11-30 20:11 gpg-895YBC
drwx------  2 root root  4096 2007-11-30 20:11 kde-root
drwx------  3 root root  4096 2007-11-30 20:12 ksocket-root

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#4 2007-12-01 01:34:59

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Re: Error logging in as user (KDE)

There's been a number of threads about this over time. It seems like it always ended in one of these three ways:

permissions of /tmp or one of it's subfiles
permissions of ~/.kde or one of it's subfiles
the partition that /home was on was full

I suggested the /tmp one because it was usually that. One thing you can try is to rename your ~/.kde home file, log out and log in. If it starts, then you know where the problem is.

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#5 2007-12-01 01:41:51

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Re: Error logging in as user (KDE)

ok.... that just went over my head....
can you be a little more specific please big_smile (sorry I'm no good at this stuff :-P)

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#6 2007-12-01 02:10:29

Shadowsurge
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Re: Error logging in as user (KDE)

skottish wrote:

There's been a number of threads about this over time. It seems like it always ended in one of these three ways:

permissions of /tmp or one of it's subfiles
permissions of ~/.kde or one of it's subfiles
the partition that /home was on was full

I suggested the /tmp one because it was usually that. One thing you can try is to rename your ~/.kde home file, log out and log in. If it starts, then you know where the problem is.

Who should own /tmp/ and the subfiles?
Where is the ~/.kde home file?
Oh and I don't think its full theres still some space but how would I tell if it was?

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#7 2007-12-01 02:28:14

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Re: Error logging in as user (KDE)

We're going to need some help here really quickly I suspect.

Shadowsurge wrote:

Who should own /tmp/ and the subfiles?

This is what my system looks like. I don't have KDE anymore though.

[skottish@localhost ~]$ ls -al /tmp 
total 32
drwxrwxrwt  7 root     root     4096 2007-11-30 19:13 .
drwxr-xr-x 24 root     root     4096 2007-11-19 18:44 ..
drwxrwxrwt  2 root     root     4096 2007-11-30 16:33 .ICE-unix
-r--r--r--  1 root     skottish   11 2007-11-30 16:34 .X0-lock
drwxrwxrwt  2 root     root     4096 2007-11-30 16:34 .X11-unix
drwx------  2 skottish skottish 4096 2007-11-30 16:34 enlightenment-skottish
drwx------  3 skottish skottish 4096 2007-11-30 18:04 gconfd-skottish
drwx------  2 skottish skottish 4096 2007-11-30 18:41 orbit-skottish
Shadowsurge wrote:

Where is the ~/.kde home file?

It's a hidden file in your home directory. They are "invisible" by default. You can see by doing this in your home directory:

ls -al | grep kde

On my machine, it looks like this:

[skottish@localhost ~]$ ls -al | grep kde
-rw-r--r--  1 skottish skottish    332 2007-11-13 20:51 .gtkrc-2.0-kde
drwx------  5 skottish skottish   4096 2007-10-18 20:10 .kde
-rw-------  1 skottish skottish    497 2007-09-13 18:17 .kderc
Shadowsurge wrote:

Oh and I don't think its full theres still some space but how would I tell if it was?

Use the 'df' command:

[skottish@localhost ~]$ df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3             96062732  60130768  31052224  66% /
none                   2022904         0   2022904   0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda1                38888     13440     23440  37% /boot
/dev/sdb1             96363824  26313476  65155348  29% /backup

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#8 2007-12-01 03:03:40

Shadowsurge
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Re: Error logging in as user (KDE)

Thanks for all the help. It ended up being much simpler though, my /vars/cache folder had filled up (which I found using the df command)
Again can't reiterate the thanks enough.

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