id-static: final link failed : No space left on device - Solved!

Nigel Ridley nigel at
Sun Jul 15 05:53:30 BST 2007

Nigel Ridley wrote:
> D. Michael McIntyre wrote:

> Yes you are right - I should have given more info - sorry.
> I cannot complete a boot into my Kde desktop - it freezes trying to load all the 
> task bar etc.
> If I boot into 'recovery mode' everything is fine until it gets to:
> 'Preparing restricted drivers'
> then it gives the error message:
> 'id-static: final link failed : No space left on device'
> The output of 'df -hT':
> Filesystem  Type    Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/hda1 reiserfs  2.8G  2.2G  622M  79% /
> varrun	   tmpfs    94M    12K  94M    1% /var/run
> varlock	   tmpfs    94M      0  94M    0% /var/lock
> procbususb usbfs    94M    68K  94M    1% /proc/bus/usb
> udev       tmpfs    94M      0  94M    1% /dev
> devshm     tmpfs    94M    68K  94M    0% /dev/shm
> lrm  	   tmpfs    94M    33M  61M    36% /lib/modules/2.6.20-16-generic/volatile
> /dev/hda2 reiserfs  2.4G  975M 1.4G    41% /home
> Once again, sorry for the lack of info - I was kind of tired and a bit frustrated 
> that it happened again just when I needed to get some work done.
> Strange thing - I just successfully booted it now (letting it rest overnight) but 
> I also, before that booted into 'recovery mode' and still got the above (from 'df 
> -hT') but no 'id-static: final link failed : No space left on device'.
> Strange very strange.........
> Anyways, I think I will do a clean install of Dapper Drake as I don't want future 
> problems.
> It would be interesting to know what the problem was and why though.
> Blessings,
> Nigel

Solved! :-)

The culprit was/is a Microsoft USB mouse! One of those laptop small optical ones.
If I connect it before booting I get the problem [of not being able to get to my 
desktop] - if I connect it afterwards, it works fine.
Strange thing though, I also have a Kensington optical USB mouse and it gives no 
problems [when connected prior to booting] - go figure.

I tried lots of combinations to figure this out.



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