Debian :: Full But Empty Trashcan - Same Message Again
Jun 1, 2011
I'm on Debian 6.0
and 4 TB of HDD
Compaq Presario 9000
My problem is all of a sudden get a message on deleting files that the trashcan has reached its full capacity and needs to be emptied manually. After emptying the trashcan in Dolphin I still can't delete the files I want and get the same message again and again. I have shut down the computer before, but today that didn't seem to help at all. Also it seems a bit drastic to shut down the machine everytime this happens. Is there perhaps another 'manual' way of emptying the trashcan? I have found a post recommending to rm -in my case- the directory in question in the terminal, which worked, but it doesn't solve the trashcan problem.
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I added the lines to FSTAB: uid=1000,gid=1000 0 1
So for example my secondary drive is:
And also added .Trash-1000 folders in each of the two NTFS drives.
When I delete items off one of the two NTFS disks they go to the trash... I don't get the "delete forever" prompt and I can actually see them in the trash bin.
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"Connect to" combobox is empty. Entering "rdp://Username@192.168.1.2" shows messagebox "The entered address cannot be handled". "Plugins" list is empty. "apt-cache search krdc" does not suggest any kind of "-plugn"'s that I could install. Deleting "~/.kde/share/config/krdcrc" does not work.
If launched inside terminal, it outputs this:
Code: Select allkrdc(30434)/kdecore (trader) KServiceTypeTrader::defaultOffers: KServiceTypeTrader: serviceType "KRDC/Plugin" not found krdc(30434)/kdeui (kdelibs): Attempt to use QAction "remote_desktop_dockwidget" with KXMLGUIFactory!
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Operating Systems III Some tips e.g. (test if a file is empty, if it is then display "file is empty" otherwise display
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