Bug 62854 - confusing error message if there is no disk space available in user's home directory
Summary: confusing error message if there is no disk space available in user's home di...
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: App/xinit (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-03-28 10:00 UTC by Artur Moczulski
Modified: 2018-08-10 20:30 UTC (History)
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Description Artur Moczulski 2013-03-28 10:00:59 UTC
Steps to reproduce:
1. Make sure there is no free disk space in current user's home directory.
2. Run startx
3. Wait a couple of minutes until black screen disappears.

The message reads:

No protocol specified..
No protocol specified..
xinit: unable to connect to X server: Resource temporarily unavailable
xinit: server error

4. startx automatically exits.

The message does not indicate any problems with user's home directory whatsoever, hence it's very confusing. This may cause a lot of frustration and confusion when first installing X.
Comment 1 GitLab Migration User 2018-08-10 20:30:36 UTC
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