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#1 2008-02-02 22:17:52

yodo
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[solved] can't login: lnusertemp failed {temporary directories full?}

Hi everyone.
I reinstalled my Arch System yesterday. Had some problems with KDE 4.0, apart from that I wanted to change the partition table and the install was quite fresh (no configs)... so I thought reinstalling would be the best and fastest sollution.
I installed arch exacly the way I did the times before:

1) Perform a FTP install from a CD
2) Boot the system and install X/kdemod


But this time, I was not able to login after everything was done.
The exact error message:

Call to lnusertemp failed {temporary directories full?}. Check your installation?

Thats odd, because I did exacly the same as just a week before. But it is a FTP install, and kdemod is also downloaded just before it is installed.
Were there some changes in the repos this week?

Of course I searched for the problem, and found some threads. But none of the proposed sollutions worked for me...
My user definitly has write access to the home dir. So chown/chgrp are not necessary. (I tried it, but it did not change anything).

Does anybody have an idea what could be wrong?

greetings, yodo


Edit: I installed kdemod, so I use KDM

Last edited by yodo (2008-02-04 08:43:11)

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#2 2008-02-03 09:50:17

ibendiben
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Re: [solved] can't login: lnusertemp failed {temporary directories full?}

I get this message when my drive (with /var/cache/pacman/pkg/ and /tmp) is almost full.
When I do a pacman -Scc the message is gone. If this counts for you, you should consider a different partition table to make the cache, and tmp partition bigger....
I doubt this is your problem, but check if you got enough space... that could just be it.

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#3 2008-02-03 11:33:40

yodo
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Re: [solved] can't login: lnusertemp failed {temporary directories full?}

No, I don't think it will help...
1) It is a fresh install
-> 2) The partition is nearly empty (2 of 30 GB used)
There shold be enough space.
But I will try "pacman -Scc".

Edit: As suggested, "pacman -Scc" did not help. sad

Edit 2: I installed Arch in Virtualbox (on Kubuntu). The same error occurs... With the normal KDE packages, and with kdemod...
Maybe its really a damaged package which causes the prob (all of my installations were FTP installs).
It is improbable... will test to install the basic arch from cd (not FTP).

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#4 2008-02-03 23:46:28

yodo
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Re: [solved] can't login: lnusertemp failed {temporary directories full?}

The weird thing is, that I HAVE write access to all relevant dirs.

However... the problem is solved now. Have a working up-to-date kdemod install in a vm, and I have no doubt that it will work on my real system too.

Installing from a ftp-cd created that error... on a real system and in a vm, using kdemod or the "real" kde. I was never able to login.

Using a core-cd, installing the system from cd, afterwards updating all packages, followed by a kdemod install worked...
(the result should not be different from a ftp-install)

Always did exacly the same regarding to user-creation, package-selection and configuration.
I dont understand it myself...
Its the way I just tried to explain - at least on my PC.

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#5 2008-02-04 03:36:05

msardisco
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Re: [solved] can't login: lnusertemp failed {temporary directories full?}

I fix this problem with:

# chmod -R 777 /tmp

For some reason, in a new installation, /tmp don't have the correct permissions

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#6 2008-12-16 06:34:57

kaola_linux
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Re: [solved] can't login: lnusertemp failed {temporary directories full?}

I did what you've done but it doesn't work.  I'm still having an error logging in as a normal user.


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#7 2009-02-03 02:37:19

devyn
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Re: [solved] can't login: lnusertemp failed {temporary directories full?}

For anyone else having the problem now, the solution I had was:

# chmod 1777 /tmp
# chmod 1777 /var/tmp

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#8 2009-02-14 05:45:22

twhayes
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Re: [solved] can't login: lnusertemp failed {temporary directories full?}

I'm having the same problem.  It started when I re-booted and hadn't made any changes.  df-h shows my root partition as being full, so I deleted some big files and ran pacman -Scc as well.  But df -h still shows the partition as being 100% full.

All of the directories in the install look normal except /tmp.  There is nothing there.  I tried the above solutions and nothing worked.

Any more suggestions?

Update:

Did some more research that indicated the problem had to be with lack of space on the root partition so I looked some more and found two old large (3GB+) log files.  Deleted them and then was able to log into KDE with no problems.

BTW, this may be a KDE-related problem since I was able to log in to XFCE even though the root partition was full.

Last edited by twhayes (2009-02-14 13:36:23)

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#9 2009-02-14 08:04:52

Ranguvar
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Re: [solved] can't login: lnusertemp failed {temporary directories full?}

devyn wrote:

For anyone else having the problem now, the solution I had was:

# chmod 1777 /tmp
# chmod 1777 /var/tmp

Slightly off-topic, but important security-wise: To the user that chmodded to 777, always do a chmod that has a '1' in front for /tmp. It's called the sticky bit, Google for more info.

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#10 2009-04-26 08:30:25

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Re: [solved] can't login: lnusertemp failed {temporary directories full?}

I had the same problem changing back from kdemod to kde. Reinstalling qt did it for me.


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#11 2009-06-11 05:24:06

Vasto
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Re: [solved] can't login: lnusertemp failed {temporary directories full?}

toad wrote:

I had the same problem changing back from kdemod to kde. Reinstalling qt did it for me.

Thank you. This should appear somewhere in the wiki.

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#12 2009-12-11 15:39:03

geo
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Re: [solved] can't login: lnusertemp failed {temporary directories full?}

I had the same problem and found the cause to be incorrect perms on the /dev/null file, preventing all users from writing to null :

crw------- 1 root root 1, 3 2009-09-07 16:17 /dev/null

corrected perms to the following, problem fixed.

crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 3 2009-09-07 16:18 /dev/null

I have no idea how these perms got changed. The only changes I had made to the system were some udev rules and a recent system update with pacman, and this only happened on one of my recently updated arch builds.

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#13 2010-04-09 22:43:31

heleos
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Re: [solved] can't login: lnusertemp failed {temporary directories full?}

I should use the search function. Nevermind!

Last edited by heleos (2010-04-09 22:44:40)

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