Nautilus totally unresponsive
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Tue Feb 9 22:46:03 UTC 2010
David Robert Lewis (ethnopunk) wrote:
> Now why didn't I think about deleting ~/Desktop? Actually the thought
> had crossed my mind but I Googled and got lost in the general mayhem of
> free advice. Just goes to show how Google is actually leading to brain
> disease. I'm absolutely struck dumb and stupid by the solution which was
> staring at me but which got downsized by Google.
> It should have been the very first thing I did, but no always too open
> to suggestions on the forum, and a million other suggestions all not the
> right one. Thank you Rashkae, I owe you one.
That narrows down the problem, but we should investigate what file,
exactly, was causing such mayhem. It might just be a very serious bug
in Nautilus, which you might consider nothing more than an academic
exercise. I would be concerned about the possibility of an I/O error,
such as a bad sector on the HD that was causing the thumbnailer / Mime
detection to freeze.
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