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.

But when I empty the trash the icon remains that of the "full" trash, despite when I open it there being no trash in it.

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Operating Systems III
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Lately, I haven't been using Linux, so I decided to convert the 250GB to windows. So I put in the windows install CD, and it all started working fine, but when it came down to setting up a partition, Windows only recognized 130GB (out of the 250GB). I got confused so I decided to re-install linux. Linux recognizes the full 250GB; it recognized that there is a second hard disk running a different OS so the grub gave the option to boot from windows. So after a couple of reboots from both drives I decided to go ahead and install windows on the 250GB. Well again, windows only recognized 130GB, but this time, windows showed me another hard disk again with 130GB capacity. Apparently I stupid enough to proceed so now both hard disks - the 250GB and the 1TB - have capacity of 130GB each. And this is where I'm stuck.

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Sep 6, 2011

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This didn't happen from the initial installation but I now get an error message each time I get the updates.

I first see the red update notification icon top right of Gnome desktop. I click on it, enter root password at prompt. Click the install updates button on the update manager window. The software progress bars show me the download progress but then I get the following errors.

An error has occurred and installing has been aborted. Error Message: subprocess installed post installation script returned error exit status 1

Error message: dependency problems - leaving unconfigured.

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I include my source list in case this helps.
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