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This page provides some basic information about error messages.

System Error Numbers

Error codes are often returned by programs or specific functions in code. There are some common messages associated with these error codes. See the following links for more information:


Browsing the web sometimes results in errors, like the infamous "404 Not Found" message when a page on a website does not exist. See the following for others codes and messages:


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

ERROR 1049 (42000): Unknown database 'foobar'

Application initialization failed: couldn't connect to display :0.0

Argument list too long

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

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

BAD PASSWORD: it's WAY too short

/bin/sh: bad interpreter: Permission denied

/bin/sh: bad interpreter: Text file busy

Cannot Allocate Memory

Can't read superblock

C++ compiler cannot create executables

codec_read: codec 0 is not valid 0xfe0000

Compatibility levels before 4 are deprecated

config.status: error: cannot find input file: src/Makefile.in

configure.ac: no proper invocation of AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE was found.

configure.ac: warning: macro 'AM_CXXFLAGS' not found in library

configure: error: Couldn't find required function socket

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

Connection closed by foreign host

could not set realtime priority

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)

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?

Error opening /dev/mixer

error: termcap.h: No such file or directory

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

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

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


GRUB loading stage 1.5.

GRUB loading, please wait...

login: Permission denied

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

make: * [all] Error 2

make[1]: Entering directory

make[1]: Leaving directory

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

Makefile: : *** missing separator. Stop.

Makefile.am: required file `./depcomp' not found

Makefile.am: required file `./INSTALL' not found

Makefile.am: required file `./NEWS' not found

Makefile.am: required file `./README' not found

Makefile.am: required file `./AUTHORS' not found

Makefile.am: required file `./ChangeLog' not found

Makefile.am: required file `./COPYING' not found

mount: unknown filesystem type 'nfs'

mount: /foobar : can't read superblock

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

nfs warning: mount version older than kernel

No Mail

No SMC Ultra card found

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

Operation not permitted

/dev/dsp: Permission denied

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

Problem with internal logger

error opening mixer

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

lp0 on fire

passwd: Authentication token lock busy

Please append a correct "root=" boot option

Segmentation fault

stellarium: error while loading shared libraries: libQtOpenGL.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

tar: This volume is out of sequence

telnetd: getpty: No such file or directory

Too many levels of symbolic links

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

warning: 'foo' is deprecated

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

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

ErrorMessages (last edited 2017-09-04 01:56:41 by ckimes)