deleted /tmp now kde/gnome won't work
laurence at orchards.org.uk
Tue Dec 14 17:54:48 UTC 2004
On Mon, 2004-12-13 at 19:44 -0400, Jorge Fábregas wrote:
> On Monday 13 December 2004 7:29 pm, Laurence Orchard wrote:
> > I was running out of space on / , so I thought
> > <lightbulb on>
> > !I know I'll clear /tmp cos it's 100M!
> > </lightbulb off>
> > Very easy rm -rf /tmp
> Hello Laurence,
> Well...I think what you wanted to do was:
> rm -rf /tmp/*
> and NOT:
> rm -rf /tmp
sorry little finger bug there!! what I did was rm -rf /tmp/*
at least I didn't type rm -rf / !!!!!!
> There's a big difference on the above commands. On the last one (the one you
> used) you wiped everything inside /tmp and also wiped /tmp itself!
> When I clean /tmp (which I rarely do because the system takes care of it) I
> switch to runlevel 3. While running at runlevel 5 most desktop enviroments
> (KDE , Gnome) use /tmp so shouldn't do it while X is running.
> Ok, did you create the tmp directory again? If not, do it like this (as root
> of course):
> init 3
> cd /
> mkdir tmp
> chmod 1444 tmp
> init 5
> ...and then see it everything works again.
/tmp is still there, ls -ld gives
drwxrwxrwt 42 root root 4096 Dec 14 17:46 /tmp
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