So I have an awesome configuration on my home pc. My
/home directory has its own partition.
My home partition slowly fills up until the system is unable to complete even simple tasks. For example, when this issue has occured, I can load up firefox. It just pops up an error message saying that it cannot be done.
Rebooting solves the issue.
The strange thing is, I've run baobab and it doesn't notice a problem. There should be hundreds of gigabytes of data somewhere, but it doesn't see it.
Does anyone have any idea of how I might troubleshoot this issue? I'm thinking I could do
lsof but I've always found the output of that to be too much information.
Maybe my drive is, like, dying.
Edit: is there a /home analog of /var that gets cleared out at boot time? Maybe I could check in there next time I notice this problem to see if I can divine what's up.
Update: I found the issue. my .xsession-errors file is filling up with
Authentication deferred - ignoring client message
Is there a way I can see what is causing this error and fix it?