[ubuntu-za] Nautilus Desktop frozen

David Robert Lewis (ethnopunk) ethnopunk at telkomsa.net
Tue Feb 9 22:14:54 GMT 2010

Wesley Werner wrote:
>     Memtest passed, no errors. I set up a new user account, and nautilus
>     working fine for my second user. So its a bit weird! This is very much
>     like a "bug" other users have reported. Something must be corrupted in
>     one of the settings files in my home folder? But which file is
>     corrupted? Wish there was a nautilus functionality tester.
> Yup that sounds like a broken config, are there any other errors in 
> the logs that look suspicious? Maybe something unrelated is causing 
> your desktop to freeze, usually hardware drivers are the biggest 
> culprits for hard hangs, do you have proprietary video drivers 
> enabled? Or use a hardware RAID? 
> I'm guessing a driver has become unstable after its config got changed 
> at some point. maybe reconfiguring the XServer will restore the 
> default config, assuming its a video problem?
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=99206
Hi Wesley, Andy & Lee

Problem solved. Now why didn't I think about deleting ~/Desktop? 
Actually the thought had crossed my mind but we all Googled and got lost 
in the general mayhem of free advice, didn't we?

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 escaped when my mind got downsized by Google.

It should have been the very first thing I did, problem was with an 
*unresponsive nautilus desktop*,  but no I am an imbecile, and always 
far too open to suggestions from anywhere else except my own brain.

After trying out a million other suggestions all not the right one. I 
have Rashkae, on the Ubuntu Users list to thank for redirecting my 
cranium to the only solution that actually works.

I owe him a long cold one. (i.e A Free Beer).


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