[mythtv-users] GOM could not write to your authorization file

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Mar 21 00:52:02 UTC 2006

On 03/20/2006 03:43 PM, Ryan Ollerenshaw wrote:

> I am getting the following message box at start up:
> GOM could not write to your authorization file.  This could mean that 
> you are out of disk space or that your home directory could not be 
> opend for writing.  In any case it is not possible to log in.  Please 
> contact your system administrator.
> I do have a rather small hard drive (20gb) and i did fill it up with 
> videos the other day, but i should be able to delete them to make some 
> more room. I was able to log in as root and delete all of my videos 
> manually from the /myth/videos and myth/tv directories, i also removed 
> all the listings through the UI as well. but after a restart i am 
> still geting the same message.  is there another directory that i 
> should clear, that i am not aware of?

Sould like you've got your /myth/videos and /myth/tv directories on 
other filesystems.  The error you're getting sounds like your root 
filesystem is out of space.  Check things like /var and /tmp and ...


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