id-static: final link failed : No space left on device - Solved!
nigel at rmk.co.il
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
> It would be interesting to know what the problem was and why though.
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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