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Gnome problem ; seizing up?

I'm having some kind of problem with gnome. It just kind of randomnly stops working. I can't click on anything, keyboard stops. It just seems to freeze. I can go to another tty and login and run htop and nothing seems out of joint. I can see the processes running. I can restart gdm and sometimes relogin. Usually it's just safer to reboot. I ran journalctl -b -1 and I noticed this showing up a lot.

Jan 30 10:04:03 seax gnome-software-service.desktop[1908]: 18:04:03:0639 dconf failed to allocate file '/run/user/1000/dconf/user': No space left on device. dconf will not work properly.

df -h:

devtmpfs        3.9G     0  3.9G   0% /dev
tmpfs           3.9G   23M  3.9G   1% /dev/shm
tmpfs           3.9G  1.9M  3.9G   1% /run
tmpfs           3.9G     0  3.9G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/dm-3        28G   15G   12G  55% /
tmpfs           3.9G  272K  3.9G   1% /tmp
/dev/sda3       772M  148M  569M  21% /boot
/dev/sda1       256M   34M  223M  14% /boot/efi
/dev/dm-5       198G   27G  162G  15% /home
tmpfs           789M   16K  789M   1% /run/user/42
tmpfs           789M  789M     0 100% /run/user/1000

I also see a bunch of some kind of lux semaphore errors that go by really quickly. The journal says: device-mapper: ioctl: unable to remove open device luks-e7a50f88-a402-4a64-a9a1-5a2e48df8cd8

Maybe that's a reference? I only got those errors after I upgraded to 25.

Hopefull this is something to go on?

Doing a search for 'fedora tmpfs full' brings up a lot of reports of similar problems. But nothing that was too helpful from what I could see. You may want to look at that yourself.

I'll ask on irc if anyone can help

I got the suggestion to remove unburden. dnf remove unburden-home-dir. You will need to restart after doing that.

Will give it a try. Thanks

Well it looks like that might have done it. I normally would have had a problem by now and things look good. The tmpfs part is sitting at 1% and has been since I removed unburden-home-dir. I'm grateful, because like you I couldn't find anything on dconf/tmpfs/full that was helpful.

Makes me curious what is going on - I uninstalled a couple of packages, like deja-dup, and stopped tracker from loading at startup because they were 100%-ing the cpu. I wonder if this was behind that problem all along.

It is possible. Unburden has been used for a while but the latest version is buggy. Thanks for the update.

Just a post to say that i think this bug finally hit me. Exact same systems and tmpfs filling up 100% with same error. Not sure why this would just now be happening to me after over a year of use daily, but it did. Removing appears to have fixed the issue, but i'll monitor it just in case. Maybe another update or something recently conflicts or causes the bug and this comment will bump to the top for someone else with the issue. I'm several upgrades in now, and not sure exactly what version of Korora i started with. I'm sure if i look through my past posts i would know for sure. I think i started with version 23 maybe. Is unburden still being included in the releases? I've seen several posts with people having issues with it.

SirWeazel wrote:

Is unburden still being included in the releases? I've seen several posts with people having issues with it.

It was included when the ISOs for 25 were created but won't be included in 26.

Early versions of unburden were fine. An update has caused problems. However it may take some time for the cache files to build up and cause an issue.

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