error and warning messages

This is a list of known error and warning messages that may occur during system operation.

It is intended to link each of these lines to pages giving an explanation of the causes of each of the errors.

Num Symbol Message

1 EPERM Operation not permitted

2 ENOENT No such file or directory

3 ESRCH No such process

4 EINTR Interrupted system call

5 EIO IO error

6 ENXIO No such device or address

7 E2BIG Argument list too long

8 ENOEXEC Executable format error

9 EBADF Bad file number

10 ECHILD No child processes

11 EAGAIN Try again

12 ENOMEM Out of memory

13 EACCES Permission denied

14 EFAULT Bad address

15 ENOTBLK Block device required

16 EBUSY Device or resource busy

17 EEXIST File exists

18 EXDEV Cross-device link

19 ENODEV No such device

20 ENOTDIR Not a directory

21 EISDIR Is a directory

22 EINVAL Invalid argument

23 ENFILE File table overflow

24 EMFILE Too many open files

25 ENOTTY Not a typewriter

26 ETXTBSY Text file busy

27 EFBIG File too large

28 ENOSPC No space left on device

29 ESPIPE Illegal seek

30 EROFS Read-only file system

31 EMLINK Too many links

32 EPIPE Broken pipe

33 EDOM Math argument out of domain of function

34 ERANGE Math result not representable

35 EDEADLK Resource deadlock would occur

36 ENAMETOOLONG File name too long

37 ENOLCK No record locks available

38 ENOSYS Function not implemented

39 ENOTEMPTY Directory not empty

40 ELOOP Too many symbolic links encountered

41 EWOULDBLOCK Operation would block

42 ENOMSG No message of desired type

43 EIDRM Identifier removed

44 ECHRNG Channel number out of range

45 EL2NSYNC Level 2 not synchronized

46 EL3HLT Level 3 halted

47 EL3RST Level 3 reset

48 ELNRNG Link number out of range

49 EUNATCH Protocol driver not attached

50 ENOCSI No CSI structure available

51 EL2HLT Level 2 halted

52 EBADE Invalid exchange

53 EBADR Invalid request descriptor

54 EXFULL Exchange full

55 ENOANO No anode

56 EBADRQC Invalid request code

57 EBADSLT Invalid slot


59 EBFONT Bad font file format

60 ENOSTR Device not a stream

61 ENODATA No data available

62 ETIME Timer expired

63 ENOSR Out of streams resources

64 ENONET Machine is not on the network

65 ENOPKG Package not installed

66 EREMOTE Object is remote

67 ENOLINK Link has been severed

68 EADV Advertise error

69 ESRMNT Srmount error

70 ECOMM Communication error on send

71 EPROTO Protocol error

72 EMULTIHOP Multihop attempted

73 EDOTDOT RFS specific error

74 EBADMSG Not a data message

75 EOVERFLOW Value too large for defined data type

76 ENOTUNIQ Name not unique on network

77 EBADFD File descriptor in bad state

78 EREMCHG Remote address changed

79 ELIBACC Can not access a needed shared library

80 ELIBBAD Accessing a corrupted shared library

81 ELIBSCN The .lib section in a.out corrupted

82 ELIBMAX Attempting to link in too many shared libraries

83 ELIBEXEC Cannot exececute a shared library directly

84 EILSEQ Illegal byte sequence

85 ERESTART Interrupted system call should be restarted

86 ESTRPIPE Streams pipe error

87 EUSERS Too many users

88 ENOTSOCK Socket operation on non-socket

89 EDESTADDRREQ Destination address required

90 EMSGSIZE Message too long

91 EPROTOTYPE Protocol wrong type for socket

92 ENOPROTOOPT Protocol not available

93 EPROTONOSUPPORT Protocol not supported

94 ESOCKTNOSUPPORT Socket type not supported

95 EOPNOTSUPP Operation not supported on transport endpoint

96 EPFNOSUPPORT Protocol family not supported

97 EAFNOSUPPORT Address family not supported by protocol

98 EADDRINUSE Address already in use

99 EADDRNOTAVAIL Cannot assign requested address

100 ENETDOWN Network is down

101 ENETUNREACH Network is unreachable

102 ENETRESET Network dropped connection because of reset

103 ECONNABORTED Software caused connection abort

104 ECONNRESET Connection reset by peer

105 ENOBUFS No buffer space available

106 EISCONN Transport endpoint is already connected

107 ENOTCONN Transport endpoint is not connected

108 ESHUTDOWN Cannot send after transport endpoint shutdown

109 ETOOMANYREFS Too many references: cannot splice

110 ETIMEDOUT Connection timed out

111 ECONNREFUSED Connection refused

112 EHOSTDOWN Host is down

113 EHOSTUNREACH No route to host

114 EALREADY Operation already in progress

115 EINPROGRESS Operation now in progress

116 ESTALE Stale NFS file handle

117 EUCLEAN Structure needs cleaning

118 ENOTNAM Not a XENIX named type file

119 ENAVAIL No XENIX semaphores available

120 EISNAM Is a named type file

121 EREMOTEIO Remote I/O error

122 EDQUOT Quota exceeded

123 ENOMEDIUM No medium found

124 EMEDIUMTYPE Wrong medium type

  • EAGAIN Operation would block

001 Document does not contain HTML or XML

002 Document does not contain HTML or XL (Close window)

12 Invalid device requested

15 File not found

17 Cannot mount selected partition

18 Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS

100 Continue

101 Switching Protocols

102 Processing (WebDAV)

Error 127

200 OK

201 Created

202 Accepted

203 Non-Authoritative Information (since HTTP/1.1)

204 No Content

205 Reset Content

206 Partial Content

207 Multi-Status (WebDAV)

300 Multiple Choices

301 Moved Permanently

302 Found

303 See Other (since HTTP/1.1)

304 Not Modified

305 Use Proxy (since HTTP/1.1)

306 Switch Proxy

307 Temporary Redirect (since HTTP/1.1)

400 Bad Request

401 Unauthorized

402 Payment Required

403 Forbidden

404 Not Found

405 Method Not Allowed

406 Not Acceptable

407 Proxy Authentication Required

408 Request Timeout

409 Conflict

410 Gone

411 Length Required

412 Precondition Failed

413 Request Entity Too Large

414 Request-URI Too Long

415 Unsupported Media Type

416 Requested Range Not Satisfiable

417 Expectation Failed

421 There are too many connections from your internet address

422 Unprocessable Entity (WebDAV)

423 Locked (WebDAV)

424 Failed Dependency (WebDAV)

425 Unordered Collection

426 Upgrade Required

449 Retry With

500 Internal server error

501 Not Implemented

502 Bad Gateway

503 Service Unavailable

504 Gateway Timeout

505 HTTP Version Not Supported

506 Variant Also Negotiates

507 Insufficient Storage (WebDAV)

509 Bandwidth Limit Exceeded

510 Not Extended

530 User access denied

Application initialization failed: couldn't connect to display :0.0 An error has occurred

A problem was encountered processing your request. The tracker maintainers have been notified of the problem.

Argument list too long

audio: /dev/dsp: No such file or directory

automake: not supported: source file foobar.c is in subdirectory

awk: foobar.awk: line n: syntax error at or near

BAD PASSWORD: it's WAY too short

/bin/sh: bad interpreter: Permission denied

/bin/sh: bad interpreter: Text file busy

BUG Int 6: CR2 00000000

Bus error

BYE Timeout after 60 seconds of inactivity.

Cannot Allocate Memory

cannot open

Cannot set tty process group

Can't read superblock

Can't set the specified locale!

C++ compiler cannot create executables

codec_read: codec 0 is not valid 0xfe0000

Compatibility levels before 4 are deprecated

error: config.h: No such file or directory

config.status: error: cannot find input file: src/ no proper invocation of AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE was found. warning: macro 'AM_CXXFLAGS' not found in library

./configure: bad substitution

configure: error: Cannot find a math library. You need to set MATHLIB in config.user

configure: error: cannot guess build type; you must specify one

configure: error: Couldn't find required function socket

configure: error: source directory already configured; run "make distclean" there first

configure: error: --target is not appropriate for foobar

configure: WARNING: *** Makeinfo is missing. Info documentation will not be built.

Connection closed by foreign host

could not set realtime priority

cp: target `foobar' is not a directory

cpp: error trying to exec 'cc1plus': execvp: No such file or directory

db.h: No such file or directory

'DB_ENV' has no member named 'mp_size'

/dev/dsp: No such file or directory

device /dev/dsp can't be opened (Device or resource busy)

dpkg: error processing apt: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 135

dpkg-buildpackage: binary only upload (no source included)

dpkg-buildpackage: warning: Failed to sign .changes file

dzhandle make-instance: ambiguous zope version to make instance for

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13 Permission denied)

E: Dynamic !MMap ran out of room

emerge: superuser access is required

E: Error occurred while processing xfmedia-dev (NewVersion1)

E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/foobar

E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

(EE) RADEON(0): Panel size is not correctly detected.

end_request: I/O error, dev hda, sector nnnnnn

ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

ERROR 1049 (42000): Unknown database 'foobar'

error: 'CLK_TCK' undeclared (first use in this function)

Error: no "view" mailcap rules found for type "application/octet-stream"

error opening mixer

Error opening /dev/mixer

error: termcap.h: No such file or directory

ERROR: Unable to open console to evaluate the keyboard map

error: ../version.h: No such file or directory

error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

exportfs /etc/exports (n): Neither 'subtree_check' or 'no_subtree_check' specified for export "nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn/"

EXT2-fs warning: mounting unchecked fs, running e2fsck is recommended

ez-ipupdate(2556): could not create pid file /var/run/ez-ipupdate/ (Bad file descriptor), exiting

fakeroot: nested operation not yet supported

Fatal: raid_setup: stat ("/dev/hda")

Fatal server error: Unrecognized option: /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc

fatal: unable to find user alias

fetchnews(nnnnn): Newsgroup name conflict: foobar Foobar

File is corrupt or incomplete. (Digests do not match)

Filename encoding locale mismatch

find: missing argument to `-exec'

Floating point exception

(gecko:nnnn): Pango-WARNING **: Error loading GPOS table 5503

genisoimage: Missing pathspec.

giving up.

(gnome-obex-server:6848): WARNING : Unable to register SDP record for OPUSH

gpasswd: can't get lock

gpg: Can't check signature: public key not found

gpg: skipped "Bastian Blank <>": secret key not available

gpg: stdin: clearsign failed: secret key not available


GRUB loading stage 1.5.

GRUB loading, please wait...

Gdk-WARNING **: locale not supported by C library

hda: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }

hda: dma_intr: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }, LBAsect=nnnnnn, sector=nnnnnn

I: -input-charset not specified, using utf-8 (detected in locale settings)

ide: failed opcode was: unknown

insmod: iptable_filter: no module by that name found

Invalid address alignment

Invalid atom in /etc/portage/package.keywords

invalid opcode: 0000 !(#1)

iptables: Bad built-in chain name

iptables: Chain already exists

iptables: No chain/target/match by that name

iptables v1.2.5: can't initialize iptables table `filter': Table does not exist (do you need to insmod?)

JWM: error: display is already managed

JWM: warning: configuration error: could not open /home/foobar/.jwmrc or /etc/system.jwmrc

JWM: warning: /etc/system.jwmrc(1): invalid start tag: RootMenu

Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:05

L99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99

ld: cannot find -lbdb

libGL error: unable to load driver:

locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory

locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory

locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory

login: Permission denied

lp0 on fire

lsof: no pwd entry for UID foobar

make[1]: * [all-recursive] Error 1

make: * [all] Error 2

make: ctags: Command not found

make[n]: Entering directory: 'foobar'

make[n]: Leaving directory: 'foobar'

make: *** No rule to make target `foobar'. Stop.

Makefile:nn: *** multiple target patterns. Stop.

Makefile: : *** missing separator. Stop.

Err111 make: * [foobar.c] Error 111

Err127 make: * [tags] Error 127 required file `./depcomp' not found required file `./INSTALL' not found required file `./NEWS' not found required file `./README' not found required file `./AUTHORS' not found required file `./ChangeLog' not found required file `./COPYING' not found

Missing pathspec

mount.nfs: internal error

mount.nfs: mount to NFS server 'rpcbind' failed: RPC Error: Program not registered

mount.nfs: rpc.statd is not running but is required for remote locking

mount: unknown filesystem type 'nfs'

mount: /foobar : can't read superblock

mv: cannot stat `foobar': File name too long

mysql said: ERROR 1049 (42000): Unknown database 'bugzilla'

nfs warning: mount version older than kernel

NO Expected SPACE

NO LOGIN failed: Login failed. Either your user name or your password was wrong. Please try again, and if the problem persists, please contact your system administrator.

No Mail

no pwd entry for UID foobar

No SMC Ultra card found

No template file exists for templating "user" with template "forgotten"

No utmp entry. You must exec "login" from the lowest level "sh"

Non existent physical address

Object specific hardware error


OK LIST completed

OK LOGIN completed

OPENGL_DEBUG GL_ERROR (1280) 'invalid enumerant' in: Universe before doing anything

Operation not permitted

OperationalError: unable to open database file

OperationalError: attempt to write a readonly database

/dev/dsp: Permission denied

Plain text password authentication is disallowed. Please try enabling SSL or TLS in your mail client.

Problem with internal logger

passwd: Authentication token lock busy

Please append a correct "root=" boot option

Problem with sandbox binary. Disabling

Please specify your keyboard map explicitly via the $_layout option

RPC Error: Program not registered

rpc.statd(2385): SM_NOTIFY from foobar while not monitoring any hosts.

Segmentation fault

SELECT failed: failed to open "./new/" (Permission denied)

sh: Cannot set tty process group (inappropriate ioctl for device)

short read reading file data


statd: Could not chdir: No such file or directory

stellarium: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Strange, couldn't transfer time from foo to bar

Sys_Error: Couldn't load default.cfg

tar: directory checksum error

test: 21: Illegal number: 262+nmu1

tar: This volume is out of sequence

telnetd: getpty: No such file or directory

The request you made has been filtered

This callsign is registered. You must identify yourself before playing.

Too many levels of symbolic links

udevd: init_udevd_socket: error getting socket: Address family not supported by protocol

Unsupported format "application/postscript"

Verifying archive integrity...tail: cannot open `+6' for reading: No such file or directory

VFS: Cannot open root device "hda5" or 03:05

wodim: Operation not permitted.

Warning: Cannot raise RLIMIT_MEMLOCK limits. Device was not specified. Trying to find an appropriate drive...

Warning: cross-posting to 2 newsgroups and no Followup-To line!

warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").

Warning: skipped n bytes of garbage at the beginning

warning: 'foo' is deprecated

Warning: Kernel & BIOS return differing head/sector geometries for device 0x80

warning: Please check that your locale settings are supported and installed on your system.

warning: Setting locale failed.

Warning: Unable to open an initial console

Warning: unsupported locale setting

write error!

Xlib: connection to :0.0 refused by server

Xlib: Client is not authorized to connect to Server

You Are Not Licensed To Access The Symbol

You do not have a listening peer-to-peer connection

You don't exist. Go away

You have mail

Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server

Zope3: no instances found

Research into error messages and causes

Listing and documentation of error messages is being undertaken at Mark Hobley's Open Source Laboratory.

The latest version of this list together with diagnostic information is available from the United Kingdom of Great Britain at List of Known Error Messages

error and warning messages (last edited 2009-04-11 13:09:04 by markhobley)