Hmm… chrome won’t start:
$ google-chrome-stable yada yada Invalid url pattern: chrome://print/*
I wonder if my disk is full?
$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 30G 29G 0 100% / tmpfs 2.8G 8.0K 2.8G 1% /tmp /dev/sda4 421G 346G 54G 87% /home
Oh. My root is full, that’ll do it. Better do some tidying to free up disk space.
Remove Unused Packages (Orphans)
To recursively remove orphans and their configuration files use:
# pacman -Rns $(pacman -Qtdq)
This removes all packages which are no longer used as a dependency as well as their config files. As with anything that’s recursive, proceed with caution, though you should be fine.
Cleaning the package cache
# pacman -Sc
Once in a while you will need to run this to clean out old or uninstalled packages that where downloaded by pacman during installation. Pacman doesn’t clean this automatically so it can grow indefinitely, which in my case is what took up the majority of the space.
The disadvantage of using this is that you cannot downgrade later, so only use it if you are certain previous package versions are not required.
Let’s see if that helped:
$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 30G 11G 17G 40% / tmpfs 2.8G 8.0K 2.8G 1% /tmp /dev/sda4 421G 346G 54G 87% /home
I gained 18GB, impressive.
Hopefully this helps someone else out. If you have any questions or just want to say hey, you can find my social doots at the bottom of the page.