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Jan
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awarded  Popular Question
Aug
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asked Tunneled XVNC connection to Ubuntu 13.04 from Windows 7 client — painfully slow!
Jun
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comment New remote X session with x11vnc
+1 thanks for this.
May
31
comment New remote X session with x11vnc
I am not sure about any pitfalls but I was able to fire up new X session and access the user log in screen using the advice here kindly brought to my attention by @Takkat.
May
31
asked New remote X session with x11vnc
May
30
comment Processes allotting excessive disk space to (deleted) .xsession-errors file
Yes! What does the lsof output say to you @dobey? My understanding is that 1809493864448 is the size of a regular file. Assuming unit bytes that is ~1.6T! And there were numerous entries for different PIDs with large REG entries referencing ~/.xsession-errors. I cannot prove to you the file size physically, because it was routinely deleted by a cron task.
May
30
comment Processes allotting excessive disk space to (deleted) .xsession-errors file
Thanks for the explanation, +1 @frostschultz
May
29
comment Processes allotting excessive disk space to (deleted) .xsession-errors file
Thanks @frostschutz can you explain in laymen why listing fd and truncating are dangerous? I didn't actually manage to truncate, but was convinced that processes were virtually taking up space, so I rebooted. Trying to figure out what is going on but in the past 24 hours my redirect to /tmp/$USER-xsession-errors has not actually produced the log. For now I am stumped.
May
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awarded  Editor
May
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revised Processes allotting excessive disk space to (deleted) .xsession-errors file
spelling correction
May
28
asked Processes allotting excessive disk space to (deleted) .xsession-errors file