Home Dir problem

Mark Kirkwood markir at paradise.net.nz
Mon Jan 26 03:13:24 UTC 2009

Smoot Carl-Mitchell wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-01-25 at 16:54 -0500, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>> Alain Muls wrote:
>>>>> Also doing a 'ls' in a terminal makes the terminal
>>>>> inaccessible and it needs to be killed.
> You could have some bad blocks in the filesystem which is hanging the ls
> process as it tries to read a bad disk block.
You could try installing smartmontools and use the smartctl command to 
scan you drive:

$ sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda    #replace sda with whatever you drice 
device name is



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