Never seen this error before. But seems like it means what it says. On startup Linux has no temporary files. As Linux works, the number and the size of various temporary and log files increment. They are all deleted on logout.
That is why there’s a gold rule of thumb. To breath freely and feel itself in good shape, Linux needs 25% of free disk space on startup.
It needs the free space to keep constantly growing and shrinking temp, log, var files.
For example, if the root partition is 20 G in size, it is safe to occupy up to 15 G of disk space. If fixed files occupy more than 15 G, then sooner or later Linux will start to suffocate. Generating problems and returning errors.
So, the questions are:
- How large is your root partition (in G)?
- How many DEs are installed in it (better if only one)?
- How much space of it (in G) is occupied by fixed files?
- How large is the swap partition (if exists)?
In the default, standard configuration Antergos
- has no
/etc/sysctl.d folder is empty
That is normal.
The user may create any number of “system control configuration”
*.conf files he wants in the
/etc/sysctl.d directory. A discussion of what they may contain, how they are named, in what sequence are executed would go far beyond the topic.
Only one practical example.
If you have 4+ G of RAM, then you may reduce the use of swap partition practically down to the 0, at a cost of more RAM used by programs. To do so, in the
/etc/sysctl.d directory create a file named, for example,
90-swappy.conf , with the following content:
#--reduces swap usage
#--by increasing those
I always add this file to all freshly installed Antergos-es . It is almost harmless. In a worst and VERY rare scenery, it will simply slow down the system up to make it unusable. A reboot cures the situation, without any consequences.
If you believe that the presence of some
*.conf file in the
/etc/sysctl.d might help to solve the problem, try to add this one.