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Activity log for bug #60448

Date Who What changed Old value New value Message
2006-09-14 18:54:47 mlaverdiere bug added bug
2006-09-14 19:34:20 Martin Pitt None: status Unconfirmed Confirmed
2006-09-14 19:34:20 Martin Pitt None: statusexplanation Thanks for your report. This is a well-known problem, thus I removed the private flag for easier discussion.
2006-09-14 19:35:11 Martin Pitt None: importance Untriaged High
2006-09-14 19:35:11 Martin Pitt None: statusexplanation Thanks for your report. This is a well-known problem, thus I removed the private flag for easier discussion.
2006-09-14 20:07:28 mlaverdiere description Hi, I'm running Kubuntu Dapper, freshly dist-upgraded, on a Compaq Presario V2610CA laptop, with no particular esoteric configuration. In the past 2 weeks, my disk space has been saturated **TWICE** (i.e. up to 100% occ. reported by the "df -h" command, with app. 10 MB available, just enough to be able to boot/login) by what seems an ever-groing .xsession-errors file in one user directory. i.e. /home/user). After a quick search on Google, I've found 2 similar reports (one concerning Dapper, the other OpenSuse): http://www.nabble.com/X-error-log-t1364627.html http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse/2005-10/msg00044.html However, I didn't find anything related to this problem on Launchpad... It 's quite possible that something is going wrong with my system and is filling the .xsession-errors file with various reports. I did not have the chance to pinpoint what's going wrong since my only concern was to prevent my system from completely crashing. That's why I deleted the file without trying to look at its content (my system was saturated to a point that I could not receive one simple e-mail, Kmail complaining about the lack of disk space...). The only thing I know is that since 2 weeks, I use more frequently Skype and I have created a second user account for my wife to be able to receive her e-mails with Kmail and browse the Web with Konqueror a little bit. Nothing so complex or heavy... Anyway, this report is not about what's going wrong with my system, but instead about the fact that an error-log file, like .xsession-errors, that is suppose to be useful to track problems, should not be the cause of a major critical problems like the lack of disk space! I don't know what would be a satifying solution, but in my case I've set up a script to errase this file in root and all user's directory at each hour, by putting an executable file with this content in /etc/cron.hourly: rm /home/*/.xsession-errors* rm /root/.xsession-errors* Thanks for your attention. Hi, I'm running Kubuntu Dapper, freshly dist-upgraded, on a Compaq Presario V2610CA laptop, with no particular esoteric configuration. In the past 2 weeks, my disk space has been saturated **TWICE** (i.e. up to 100% occ. reported by the "df -h" command, with app. 10 MB available, just enough to be able to boot/login) by what seems an ever-growing .xsession-errors file in one user directory. i.e. /home/user). After a quick search on Google, I've found 2 similar reports (one concerning Dapper, the other OpenSuse): http://www.nabble.com/X-error-log-t1364627.html http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse/2005-10/msg00044.html However, I didn't find anything related to this problem on Launchpad... It 's quite possible that something is going wrong with my system and is filling the .xsession-errors file with various reports. I did not have the chance to pinpoint what's going wrong since my only concern was to prevent my system from completely crashing. That's why I deleted the file without trying to look at its content (my system was saturated to a point that I could not receive one simple e-mail, Kmail complaining about the lack of disk space...). The only thing I know is that since 2 weeks, I use more frequently Skype and I have created a second user account for my wife to be able to manger her e-mails with Kmail and browse the Web with Konqueror a little bit. Nothing so complex or heavy... Anyway, this report is not about what's going wrong with my system, but instead about the fact that an error-log file, like .xsession-errors, that is suppose to be useful to track problems, should not be the cause of a major critical problem like the lack of disk space! I don't know what would be a satifying solution, but in my case I've set up a script to erase this file in root and all users directory at each hour, by putting an executable file with this content in /etc/cron.hourly: rm /home/*/.xsession-errors* rm /root/.xsession-errors* Thanks for your attention.
2006-09-14 20:09:04 mlaverdiere description Hi, I'm running Kubuntu Dapper, freshly dist-upgraded, on a Compaq Presario V2610CA laptop, with no particular esoteric configuration. In the past 2 weeks, my disk space has been saturated **TWICE** (i.e. up to 100% occ. reported by the "df -h" command, with app. 10 MB available, just enough to be able to boot/login) by what seems an ever-growing .xsession-errors file in one user directory. i.e. /home/user). After a quick search on Google, I've found 2 similar reports (one concerning Dapper, the other OpenSuse): http://www.nabble.com/X-error-log-t1364627.html http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse/2005-10/msg00044.html However, I didn't find anything related to this problem on Launchpad... It 's quite possible that something is going wrong with my system and is filling the .xsession-errors file with various reports. I did not have the chance to pinpoint what's going wrong since my only concern was to prevent my system from completely crashing. That's why I deleted the file without trying to look at its content (my system was saturated to a point that I could not receive one simple e-mail, Kmail complaining about the lack of disk space...). The only thing I know is that since 2 weeks, I use more frequently Skype and I have created a second user account for my wife to be able to manger her e-mails with Kmail and browse the Web with Konqueror a little bit. Nothing so complex or heavy... Anyway, this report is not about what's going wrong with my system, but instead about the fact that an error-log file, like .xsession-errors, that is suppose to be useful to track problems, should not be the cause of a major critical problem like the lack of disk space! I don't know what would be a satifying solution, but in my case I've set up a script to erase this file in root and all users directory at each hour, by putting an executable file with this content in /etc/cron.hourly: rm /home/*/.xsession-errors* rm /root/.xsession-errors* Thanks for your attention. Hi, I'm running Kubuntu Dapper, freshly dist-upgraded, on a Compaq Presario V2610CA laptop, with no particular esoteric configuration. In the past 2 weeks, my disk space has been saturated **TWICE** (i.e. up to 100% occ. reported by the "df -h" command, with app. 10 MB available, just enough to be able to boot/login) by what seems an ever-growing .xsession-errors file in one user directory. i.e. /home/user). After a quick search on Google, I've found 2 similar reports (one concerning Dapper, the other OpenSuse): http://www.nabble.com/X-error-log-t1364627.html http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse/2005-10/msg00044.html However, I didn't find anything related to this problem on Launchpad... It 's quite possible that something is going wrong with my system and is filling the .xsession-errors file with various reports. I did not have the chance to pinpoint what's going wrong since my only concern was to prevent my system from completely crashing. That's why I deleted the file without trying to look at its content (my system was saturated to a point that I could not receive one simple e-mail, Kmail complaining about the lack of disk space...). The only thing I know is that since 2 weeks, I use more frequently Skype and I have created a second user account for my wife to be able to manger her e-mails with Kmail and browse the Web with Konqueror a little bit. Nothing so complex or heavy... Anyway, this report is not about what's going wrong with my system, but instead about the fact that an error-log file, like .xsession-errors, that is supposed to be useful to track problems, should not be the cause of a major critical problem like the lack of disk space! I don't know what would be a satifying solution, but in my case I've set up a script to erase this file in root and all users directory at each hour, by putting an executable file with this content in /etc/cron.hourly: rm /home/*/.xsession-errors* rm /root/.xsession-errors* Thanks for your attention.
2006-09-15 10:56:43 mlaverdiere description Hi, I'm running Kubuntu Dapper, freshly dist-upgraded, on a Compaq Presario V2610CA laptop, with no particular esoteric configuration. In the past 2 weeks, my disk space has been saturated **TWICE** (i.e. up to 100% occ. reported by the "df -h" command, with app. 10 MB available, just enough to be able to boot/login) by what seems an ever-growing .xsession-errors file in one user directory. i.e. /home/user). After a quick search on Google, I've found 2 similar reports (one concerning Dapper, the other OpenSuse): http://www.nabble.com/X-error-log-t1364627.html http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse/2005-10/msg00044.html However, I didn't find anything related to this problem on Launchpad... It 's quite possible that something is going wrong with my system and is filling the .xsession-errors file with various reports. I did not have the chance to pinpoint what's going wrong since my only concern was to prevent my system from completely crashing. That's why I deleted the file without trying to look at its content (my system was saturated to a point that I could not receive one simple e-mail, Kmail complaining about the lack of disk space...). The only thing I know is that since 2 weeks, I use more frequently Skype and I have created a second user account for my wife to be able to manger her e-mails with Kmail and browse the Web with Konqueror a little bit. Nothing so complex or heavy... Anyway, this report is not about what's going wrong with my system, but instead about the fact that an error-log file, like .xsession-errors, that is supposed to be useful to track problems, should not be the cause of a major critical problem like the lack of disk space! I don't know what would be a satifying solution, but in my case I've set up a script to erase this file in root and all users directory at each hour, by putting an executable file with this content in /etc/cron.hourly: rm /home/*/.xsession-errors* rm /root/.xsession-errors* Thanks for your attention. Hi, I'm running Kubuntu Dapper, freshly dist-upgraded, on a Compaq Presario V2610CA laptop, with no particular esoteric configuration. In the past 2 weeks, my disk space has been saturated **TWICE**, i.e. up to 100% occ. on a 60 GB disk with 40 GB previously free, as reported by the "df -h" command (in fact app. 10 MB was still available, just enough to be able to boot/login!). The cause of these events is what seems an ever-growing .xsession-errors file in one user directory. i.e. /home/user. After a quick search on Google, I've found 2 similar reports (one concerning Dapper, the other OpenSuse): http://www.nabble.com/X-error-log-t1364627.html http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse/2005-10/msg00044.html However, I didn't find anything related to this problem on Launchpad... It 's quite possible that something is going wrong with my system and is filling the .xsession-errors file with various reports. I did not have the chance to pinpoint what's going wrong since my only concern was to prevent my system from completely crashing. That's why I deleted the file without trying to look at its content (my system was saturated to a point that I could not receive one simple e-mail, Kmail complaining about the lack of disk space...). The only thing I know is that since 2 weeks, I use more frequently Skype and I have created a second user account for my wife to be able to manger her e-mails with Kmail and browse the Web with Konqueror a little bit. Nothing so complex or heavy... Anyway, this report is not about what's going wrong with my system, but instead about the fact that an error-log file, like .xsession-errors, that is supposed to be useful to track problems, should not be the cause of a major critical problem like the lack of disk space! I don't know what would be a satifying solution, but in my case I've set up a script to erase this file in root and all users directory at each hour, by putting an executable file with this content in /etc/cron.hourly: rm /home/*/.xsession-errors* rm /root/.xsession-errors* Thanks for your attention.
2006-09-21 09:39:19 Léa GRIS bug added attachment 'Xsession.patch' (Revert to previous overwrite behaviour)
2006-09-22 19:35:09 Matt Zimmerman xorg: assignee pitti
2006-09-22 19:35:09 Matt Zimmerman xorg: statusexplanation I see no reason why this data should be preserved from one session to the next; Martin, please care for it
2006-09-25 08:14:01 Martin Pitt xorg: status Confirmed In Progress
2006-09-25 08:14:01 Martin Pitt xorg: statusexplanation I see no reason why this data should be preserved from one session to the next; Martin, please care for it
2006-09-25 08:14:15 Martin Pitt xorg: statusexplanation Fix for beta, if possible.
2006-09-25 08:14:44 Martin Pitt xorg: status Unconfirmed In Progress
2006-09-25 08:14:44 Martin Pitt xorg: importance Untriaged High
2006-09-25 08:14:44 Martin Pitt xorg: statusexplanation
2006-09-25 08:14:44 Martin Pitt xorg: assignee pitti
2006-09-28 01:26:14 Matt Zimmerman xorg: statusexplanation Fix for beta, if possible. Pushing to final; this is easily corrected with an update after beta
2006-10-05 12:04:43 Martin Pitt xorg: status In Progress Fix Released
2006-10-05 12:04:43 Martin Pitt xorg: statusexplanation Pushing to final; this is easily corrected with an update after beta xorg (1:7.1.1ubuntu2) edgy; urgency=low . * debian/local/Xsession: If ~/.xsession-errors is bigger than 0.5MiB, truncate it to the last 0.5MiB to avoid having it grow indefinitively. (This does not happen with gdm anyway since gdm cleans the file on login). Closes: LP#60448
2006-10-05 12:05:51 Martin Pitt bug added attachment 'xorg.60448.debdiff' (edgy debdiff (also suitable for dapper))
2006-10-26 14:26:18 Martin Pitt xorg: statusexplanation Dapper ships that file in xinit.
2006-10-26 14:32:32 Martin Pitt bug added attachment 'xinit.60448.diff' (dapper debdiff)
2006-10-26 16:03:28 Martin Pitt xinit: status In Progress Fix Committed
2006-10-26 16:03:28 Martin Pitt xinit: statusexplanation Dapper ships that file in xinit.
2007-11-27 17:33:55 Kees Cook xinit: status Fix Committed Triaged
2008-04-21 08:04:00 Martin Pitt bug assigned to kdebase (Ubuntu)
2008-04-21 10:15:40 Martin Pitt kdebase: status New Invalid
2009-01-27 11:50:47 Martin Pitt xinit: status Triaged Won't Fix
2009-01-27 11:50:47 Martin Pitt xinit: assignee pitti
2009-01-27 11:50:47 Martin Pitt xinit: statusexplanation I don't consider it a good idea to change this in dapper now.
2009-01-27 11:50:47 Martin Pitt xinit: milestone dapper-updates
2009-10-21 12:58:38 Matt Zimmerman removed subscriber Matt Zimmerman
2009-10-22 22:28:13 mlaverdiere xorg (Ubuntu): status Fix Released In Progress
2009-10-23 06:45:46 Martin Pitt affects xorg (Ubuntu) gdm (Ubuntu)
2009-10-23 06:45:46 Martin Pitt gdm (Ubuntu): importance High Low
2009-10-23 06:45:46 Martin Pitt gdm (Ubuntu): status In Progress Triaged
2009-10-23 06:45:46 Martin Pitt gdm (Ubuntu): milestone ubuntu-6.10
2009-10-23 06:45:46 Martin Pitt gdm (Ubuntu): assignee Martin Pitt (pitti)
2010-08-08 20:21:16 gjs bug added subscriber gjs
2010-08-21 14:39:49 Léa GRIS attachment added log xsession errors in /dev/null https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gdm/+bug/60448/+attachment/1508356/+files/Xsession.patch
2011-03-22 20:52:31 Steve Atwell bug added subscriber Steve Atwell
2011-03-22 20:52:43 Steve Atwell bug added subscriber Goobuntu Team
2011-03-25 20:19:49 Etienne Goyer bug added subscriber Etienne Goyer
2011-04-22 20:09:00 scm attachment added don't overwrite symlinks as symlinks, instead overwrite their destination https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gdm/+bug/60448/+attachment/2083300/+files/gdm-session-worker.c.diff
2011-10-27 17:45:31 Aleksey Vorona bug watch added http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=3315749
2011-10-27 17:45:48 Aleksey Vorona bug added subscriber Aleksey Vorona
2011-12-13 16:14:58 Jamie Strandboge removed subscriber Ubuntu Security Team
2012-02-14 07:49:52 Kai Kasurinen removed subscriber Kai Kasurinen
2012-11-30 20:31:08 Mechanical snail bug added subscriber Mechanical snail
2012-11-30 20:37:18 Mechanical snail kdebase (Ubuntu): status Invalid New
2012-11-30 20:37:34 Mechanical snail summary .xsession_errors file grows out of control & saturates disk space .xsession-errors file grows out of control & saturates disk space
2012-12-03 11:08:08 Thomas Hotz kdebase (Ubuntu): status New Confirmed
2012-12-03 11:08:15 Thomas Hotz bug added subscriber Thomas Hotz
2012-12-07 20:05:46 Hans Deragon bug added subscriber Hans Deragon
2013-01-16 03:20:55 Jonathan bug added subscriber Jonathan
2013-05-07 19:45:51 gorak bug added subscriber gorak
2013-08-09 07:12:15 Baard Johansen bug added subscriber Baard Johansen