[Bug 35217] Re: no indication when login fails due to lack of disk space

chombee seanh at sdf.lonestar.org
Mon Dec 4 14:52:09 UTC 2006


I had a user with this same problem. In his case, he filled up the disk
by downloading stuff, then the next time he booted the computer GNOME
fails to start, just dumps you back at GDM with no explanation. He had
an essay to write and had absolutely no idea why his computer had
completely stopped working, or what to do about it. Luckily I was on
hand to fix it for him. Teaching him to use the text terminal to correct
the problem himself in future is not really feasible, too much knowledge
needed.

This is a serious bug, for normal users it amounts to complete system
failure if they are neglectful and let their disk get full.

Windows XP keeps working when this happens, btw.

** Changed in: gdm (Ubuntu)
       Status: Unconfirmed => Confirmed

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no indication when login fails due to lack of disk space
https://launchpad.net/bugs/35217




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