Many users (including me) found out from one moment to another that the usage disk space is really strange. One day I had 50Gb free and the next I had 3Gb, it is just crazy.
This happened with different versions of Ubuntu (11.04, 12.04 and 12.10 just to mention).
Some of those user have create question on this site, some of them:
- Disk Usage Very Strange
- Ubuntu 12.10 recognizes me only 3GB of free space
- Why am I getting low disk space usage?
@NathanWienand have discovered that the problem was caused by the
.xsession-errors.old file (it can be found on the $HOME directory) and he and others user solved the problem removing the file. An example of the size that can have this file is ~100Gb, not reasonable..
- Why does this happen?
- Is deleting the file the only way to solve it?
- Isn't there another way to solve this with a large period effect?
- Does this problem affect only to 64 bits system's users?
If you have something to add here, feel free to edit the question.