Not an answer, but a duplication of one of jimwill's questions:
How do I keep /tmp from filling up?
This is also a repetition:
Right now I have a "/" partition, a "/home" partition, and a swap partition. For my next install, does anybody suggest a better partitioning scheme. There are a lot of opinions on this matter zooming around out there through the intertubes, but I trust the VL people a lot more that what I might find on say, a Red Hat, Ubububiliboo, or Debian forum.
Cuz y'all know yer stuff.