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SubjectRe: X Server Crash
"Richard B. Johnson" wrote:
>
> On Thu, 3 Aug 2000, Robinson, Daniel wrote:
>
> > Hi all....
> >
> > I am getting the following error when I try to startx... (KDE on Mandrake
> > 7.0 2.3.42)
> >
> > ----------------------
> > _FontTransSocketUNIXConnect: Can't connect: errno = 2
> > failed to set default font path 'unix/:-1'
> > Fatal server error:
> > could not open default font 'fixed'
>
> Looks like the "real" fatal error is the UNIX socket connect.
> This was errno=2 (ENOENT) . This is a strange return value for
> connect().
>
> Is this a newly-built kernel? Did you enable UNIX domain sockets?
> If so, this might be related to another recently-reported UNIX
> socket problem.
>
> Cheers,
> Dick Johnson
>

This is because / is full, usually 5% of the space is reserved for root,
and df tells the amount free for users, connect() needs 1 inode free to
succed, so if you are not root and issue connect() with 0 blocks free
connect() will fail, so you only need to have free space.

--
Jorge Nerin
<jnerin@svalero.es>
<comandante@zaralinux.com>

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