Why I hate that low disk space pop-up, that doesn't go away.

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Why I hate that low disk space pop-up, that doesn't go away.

Postby Quah » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:56 pm

I'm currently running NB on an older XP-64 computer that has a damaged CMOS. I runs it headless, and I just press the F1 to continue when it requires a re-start. The consequence of this is that it defaults the date to 2010. I recently had a DB problem with a rather large group, and had to purge the entire group, and rebuild it. I have empty groups set for one day, but because of my RTC being wrong it downloaded the headers back as far as they go. The main drive ran out of space after a few days. That's when this annoying popup became terrible.

Even though it pauses regular downloads, the headers continue to download eating additional space. Pressing OK, is immediately replaced with the same window with no chance to shut down NB so it makes the low disk space even lower. I could not get to any of the desktop behind the NB window either, which just seemed wrong to me. It used to delay a few seconds before it returned, but maybe due to the SSD drive that delay has become zero. The only way to shutdown NB when this happens is to kill the process or reboot the computer.

Anyway, as I've figured out why it was downloading more than 3000 days of headers, instead of just one, it's no longer an issue for me, but I sure wish that pop-up would just go away when I press OK until the next time it passes the low disk space threshold.

I hate windows. I'll be moving to Linux after I work a few issues out. (QEMU, separate vlans, Static IPs, etc.)
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Re: Why I hate that low disk space pop-up, that doesn't go a

Postby Quade » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:04 pm

I could not get to any of the desktop behind the NB window either, which just seemed wrong to me. It used to delay a few seconds before it returned, but maybe due to the SSD drive that delay has become zero. The only way to shutdown NB when this happens is to kill the process or reboot the computer.


Alt-tab should have taken you away from that prompt.

I hate windows. I'll be moving to Linux after I work a few issues out. (QEMU, separate vlans, Static IPs, etc.)


I use Linux for many things but on the whole it's far more pain in the ass than Windows 10. I'm not trying to dissuade you but I suspect your dream of trouble-free computing won't actually come true. Perfect example, my garage computer used to be Linux. I set it up to play music off local disk 24x7 to keep the hawks away from the chickens. The media player had to be restarted once a week because it or Linux leaked RAM. On the other hand, I switched it to Win10 and haven't touched it in a couple weeks. It just keeps playing. The core linux parts are pretty solid. The GUI/Desktoppy stuff though while great for something I got for free isn't really all that great.
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Re: Why I hate that low disk space pop-up, that doesn't go a

Postby Quah » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:13 pm

Alt-tab should have taken you away from that prompt.


Hopefully it will never return, and if it does, I hope I remember what you said here.

I use Linux for many things but on the whole it's far more pain in the ass than Windows 10.


I've been using Ubuntu Linux as my main desktop for about a year, and it's been great to me. I have tried to run NB in Linux before and found it didn't work well, but something must have changed, because 'wine tricks' made it run (as a test) on my desktop without the previous issues. Anyway, I get that it might be more trouble than it's worth, but if that ends up being the case, I'll do what I have to ... pay for yet another copy of Windows.
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