[ubuntu-za] Nautilus Desktop frozen

David Robert Lewis (ethnopunk) ethnopunk at telkomsa.net
Mon Feb 1 15:47:51 GMT 2010

Wesley Werner wrote:
> So the error was unrelated, back to square 1. If you can't find any 
> suspect errors in the logs, then it could be hardware. Run a memory 
> check, its an option in the grub boot menu (also on the live cd).  See 
> if any failed tests appear within the same time your system crashes. 
> Or run it over-night.
> Also boot the live CD of 8.10 and see if that gives you the same 
> problem. If it does, then it's probably hardware, otherwise it's a 
> software issue which we have to track down, not sure how we do that 
> from here. What packages did you install recently before this all started?
> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 11:16 AM, David Robert Lewis (ethnopunk) 
> <ethnopunk at telkomsa.net <mailto:ethnopunk at telkomsa.net>> wrote:
>     Wesley Werner wrote:
>     > /scanner: _unterminated_ string constant - e.g. `style'/
>     >
>     > That usually means the config file (.gtkrcxx as shown in error)
>     has a
>     > missing quote, a string value hasn't been closed off.
>     >
>     > Snip
I've done the following in the meantime trying to solve two warning 
messages when I start nautilus

 Eel-CRITICAL **: eel_preferences_get_boolean: assertion 
`preferences_is_initialized ()' failed

1. renamed gfs-metadata in .local/share

One user reported this fixed his problem 
<http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1390956&page=6>. Basically 
gfs-metadata corrupted. Didn't work for me.

2. Added a ppa <https://launchpad.net/%7Eerez-volk/+archive/nautilus> 
for the eel_critical bug. 

Did this, and the message went away but no solution to my unresponsive 
nautilus problem

Now still left with (nautilus:3670): WARNING **: No marshaller for 
signature of signal 'UploadFinished'

which is a nautilus warning referred to here  
basically some extensions not being loaded properly.

Haven't yet removed them. Wish I had a magic spell. So getting there 
slowly. From the looks of things, I might have to remove and purge 
nautilus and reinstall and this might effect gnome also, so I'm not a 
happy camper right now.

Thanks for the support.


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