Nautilus totally unresponsive
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Feb 9 23:23:12 UTC 2010
On 02/09/2010 02:46 PM, Rashkae wrote:
> 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.
Could this also be a permissions/ownership issue (gksu nautilus worked)?
$ ls -l
$ ls -l Desktop
might reveal something. Mine is:
drwxr-xr-x 2 gg gg 4096 2010-01-30 16:02 Desktop
all of the icons on the Desktop are
Note: I ran across a similar issue when trying to troubleshoot a desktop
window decoration issue in NX. I'd copied the ~/.config etc., files over
from a working user's configuration & couldn't figure out why some
applications weren't starting unless I used gksu. Turns out my ~/.config
folder & files ownership changed to root when I'd copied them over.
Changed the ownerships back & all was well again.
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