Request for explanation of error message

Bret Busby bret.busby at gmail.com
Sat Jul 27 20:06:45 UTC 2019


On 28/07/2019, Mike Marchywka <marchywka at hotmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 27, 2019 at 09:26:41PM +0200, Oliver Grawert wrote:
>> hi,
>> Am Sonntag, den 28.07.2019, 03:17 +0800 schrieb Bret Busby:
>> >
>> > In looking at folders in / , I find
>> > /var is 81.5GB
>> >
>> > /var/log is 78.9GB
>> >
>> > /var/log/lightdm is 48.3GB
>> >
>> > /var/log/journal is 1.5GB
>> >
>> > and
>> >
>> > Xorg.0.log.old is 29.1GB (can I delete that?)
>>
>> yes, it will be re-created on next Xorg startup
>>
>> >
>> > Should that lightdm thing really be that big?
>>
>> no, it should definitely not ...
>>
>> do you have logrotate installed (this is typically in every default
>> ubuntu install and makes sure to compress logs and rotate them so not
>> too much space gets used up in /var/log)
>>
>> check with:
>>
>> dpkg -l | grep logrotate
> These are the directory sizes, while logrotate can compress old ones there
> is not
> a good reason for Gb of log messages.

In /var/log/lightdm , is
x-0.log
size: 48.2GB





The pci problem suggests
> an infinite mesage loop -I used to get that all the time from
> misconfigured nullmaileri this may be a hardware issue. Just tail the most
> recent file in the directories
> and see if it is a repeated message.

"
bret at bret-MD34045-2521:~$ tail /var/log/lightdm/x-0.log
tail: cannot open '/var/log/lightdm/x-0.log' for reading: Permission denied
bret at bret-MD34045-2521:~$ sudo tail /var/log/lightdm/x-0.log
[sudo] password for bret:
xorg-server 2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.3 (For technical support please see
http://www.ubuntu.com/support)
Current version of pixman: 0.34.0
	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Jul 28 02:49:58 2019
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
xf86EnableIOPorts: failed to set IOPL for I/O (Operation not permitted)
bret at bret-MD34045-2521:~$ sudo tail -30 /var/log/lightdm/x-0.log
	 at http://wiki.x.org
 for help.
(EE)
(EE)
Fatal server error:
(EE) Could not write pid to lock file in /tmp/.tX0-lock
(EE)
(EE)
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
	 at http://wiki.x.org
 for help.
(EE)

X.Org X Server 1.19.6
Release Date: 2017-12-20
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 4.4.0-148-generic x86_64 Ubuntu
Current Operating System: Linux bret-MD34045-2521 4.15.0-55-generic
#60-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 2 18:22:20 UTC 2019 x86_64
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-55-generic
root=UUID=1d3945d6-b596-4d57-8151-d2eef48a56b8 ro quiet splash
vt.handoff=1
Build Date: 03 June 2019  08:10:35AM
xorg-server 2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.3 (For technical support please see
http://www.ubuntu.com/support)
Current version of pixman: 0.34.0
	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Jul 28 02:49:58 2019
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
xf86EnableIOPorts: failed to set IOPL for I/O (Operation not permitted)
"





-- 
Bret Busby
Armadale
West Australia
..............

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