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    Default Cannot open Home Directory

    Hello all,

    I can't open my home directory with nautilus (or any other program for that matter). I can open folders above and below, such as /home/ and /home/me/Desktop, but whenever I try to open /home/me/, nautilus puts up the loading icon and never manages to open the folder.

    I do not know if this is related, but after some experimentation, I noticed I could still access any file within the home directory, except for .gvfs . If I try to open it, or use another program to check or change its read/write permissions, they freeze.

    Does anybody know what is going on and how to fix this problem?

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    Default Re: Cannot open Home Directory

    What happens when you open a terminal in your home directory?

    cd /home/me

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    Default Re: Cannot open Home Directory

    AFAIK '.gvfs' is the Gnome Virtual File System.

    And, when in the terminal, copy and paste output of:

    ls -ld /home/me
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    Default Re: Cannot open Home Directory

    Can you open a terminal as root & do cd /home and then ls -l
    You should get something like this
    Code:
    dylan:/ # cd /home
    dylan:/home # ls -l
    total xx
    drwx------  2 root  root  16384 Oct 22 00:49 lost+found
    drwxr-xr-x 74 sadiq users  4096 Nov 15 20:43 sadiq
    drwxr-xr-x  1 root  users  4096 Nov  8 10:45 video
    drwxr-xr-x  1 root  users  4096 Nov 10 10:43 video250
    Look at the permissions & user/group entries. My home directory is /home/sadiq
    Best wishes

    Sid
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    Default Re: Cannot open Home Directory

    Yes, I can cd to the folder in the terminal just fine.

    As to the ls -l thing, here is the output:

    Code:
    me@linux-bwmb:~> su
    Password: 
    linux-bwmb:/home/me # ls -l
    ls: cannot access .gvfs: Permission denied
    total 516
    drwx------  3 me users   4096 2009-09-20 20:18 .adobe
    drwxr-xr-x  9 me users   4096 2009-05-14 01:15 apache-tomcat-6.0.20
    -rw-------  1 me users    118 2009-09-21 17:43 .asadminpass
    -rw-------  1 me users    815 2009-09-21 17:43 .asadmintruststore
    -rw-------  1 me users   4232 2009-11-15 14:56 .bash_history
    -rw-r--r--  1 me users   1177 2009-11-14 13:06 .bashrc
    -rw-r--r--  1 me users   1263 2009-11-11 13:15 .bashrc~
    drwx------  7 me users   4096 2009-11-15 14:53 .beagle
    drwxr-xr-x  2 me users   4096 2009-09-20 19:43 bin
    drwxr-xr-x  2 me users   4096 2009-11-14 14:09 .cache
    drwxr-xr-x  9 me users   4096 2009-11-10 19:47 .config
    drwx------  3 me users   4096 2009-09-20 19:44 .dbus
    drwxr-xr-x  3 me users   4096 2009-11-14 13:42 Desktop
    drwxrwxrwx  4 me users   4096 2009-09-27 21:35 Digipen
    drwxr-xr-x  6 me users   4096 2009-09-29 20:46 Documents
    -rw-r--r--  1 me users   1637 2009-09-20 19:43 .emacs
    -rw-------  1 me users     16 2009-09-20 19:44 .esd_auth
    drwxr-xr-x  8 me users   4096 2009-10-12 20:29 .evolution
    drwxr-xr-x  2 me users   4096 2009-11-10 20:08 .fontconfig
    drwxr-xr-x  2 me users   4096 2009-09-20 19:43 .fonts
    drwxrwxrwx  9 me users   4096 2009-09-20 22:01 Games
    drwx------  2 me users   4096 2009-11-11 11:49 .gcjwebplugin
    drwx------  4 me users   4096 2009-11-15 14:52 .gconf
    drwx------  2 me users   4096 2009-11-15 15:28 .gconfd
    drwx------  4 me users   4096 2009-10-21 23:23 .gegl-0.0
    drwxr-xr-x 22 me users   4096 2009-11-05 22:43 .gimp-2.6
    drwx------ 10 me users   4096 2009-11-15 12:23 .gnome2
    drwx------  2 me users   4096 2009-09-20 19:44 .gnome2_private
    drwxr-xr-x  2 me users   4096 2009-11-10 20:21 .gstreamer-0.10
    d?????????  ? ?    ?          ?                ? .gvfs
    drwxr-----  2 me users   4096 2009-09-20 19:44 .hplip
    -rw-------  1 me users  19376 2009-11-15 14:52 .ICEauthority
    drwxr-xr-x  2 me users   4096 2009-09-20 19:46 .icons
    drwxrwxrwx  6 me users   4096 2009-09-20 22:02 Illuvanet
    -rw-r--r--  1 me users    861 2009-09-20 19:43 .inputrc
    drwx------  5 me users   4096 2009-11-03 18:17 .jagex_cache_32
    -rw-------  1 me users     63 2009-11-01 11:19 jagex_runescape_preferences2.dat
    drwxr-xr-x  4 me users   4096 2009-11-11 18:39 .java
    drwxr-xr-x  3 me users   4096 2009-11-11 15:05 .javafx
    -rw-r--r--  1 me users      0 2009-09-21 17:38 .javafx_eula_accepted
    -rw-r--r--  1 me users     22 2009-11-11 15:11 .javafx_ping_sent
    drwxr-xr-x 10 me users   4096 2009-11-11 18:14 jdk1.6.0_16
    drwxrwxrwx  5 me users   4096 2009-09-20 22:03 JP
    drwxrwxrwx  6 me users   4096 2009-11-09 00:08 Literature
    drwx------  3 me users   4096 2009-09-20 19:44 .local
    drwxr-xr-x  2 me users   4096 2009-09-22 15:58 .m2
    drwx------  3 me users   4096 2009-09-20 20:18 .macromedia
    drwxr-xr-x  5 me users   4096 2009-11-11 18:36 .mozilla
    drwxrwxrwx  6 me users   4096 2009-09-20 22:03 Music
    drwxr-xr-x  3 me users   4096 2009-11-14 14:11 .nautilus
    drwxr-xr-x  7 me users   4096 2009-09-21 17:46 .nbi
    drwxr-xr-x  3 me users   4096 2009-09-21 17:52 .netbeans
    drwxr-xr-x 23 me users   4096 2009-09-21 17:41 netbeans-6.7.1
    drwxr-xr-x  3 me users   4096 2009-09-22 17:18 .netbeans-derby
    drwxr-xr-x  6 me users   4096 2009-11-10 21:18 NetBeansProjects
    drwxr-xr-x  3 me users   4096 2009-09-21 17:44 .netbeans-registration
    drwx------  3 me users   4096 2009-09-27 16:36 .netx
    -rw-------  1 me users     54 2009-09-20 22:57 .netxrc
    drwx------  3 me users   4096 2009-11-15 15:05 .ooo3
    drwxrwxrwx 18 me users   4096 2009-09-20 22:04 Pictures
    -rw-r--r--  1 me users   1028 2009-09-20 19:43 .profile
    drwxr-xr-x  2 me users   4096 2009-09-20 19:43 public_html
    drwx------  2 me users   4096 2009-09-20 19:44 .pulse
    -rw-------  1 me users    256 2009-09-20 19:44 .pulse-cookie
    -rw-rw-rw-  1 me users   1553 2009-11-15 12:12 PW.txt
    -rw-rw-rw-  1 me users   1546 2009-11-15 12:11 PW.txt~
    -rw-------  1 me users  10120 2009-11-15 15:05 .recently-used
    -rw-------  1 me users 133925 2009-11-15 15:27 .recently-used.xbel
    drwxr-xr-x  7 me users   4096 2009-09-21 17:44 sges-v3-prelude
    drwxr-xr-x  2 me users   4096 2009-09-20 19:44 .skel
    drwxr-xr-x  4 me users   4096 2009-10-25 00:10 SkitCom
    drwxrwxrwx  9 me users   4096 2009-09-20 22:05 Solar_Project
    drwxr-xr-x 12 me users   4096 2009-09-21 17:46 SUNWappserver
    drwxr-xr-x  2 me users   4096 2009-09-20 19:46 .themes
    drwx------  3 me users   4096 2009-11-15 14:53 .thumbnails
    drwxr-xr-x  4 me users   4096 2009-09-20 19:44 .tomboy
    -rw-r--r--  1 me users   4683 2009-11-15 14:53 .tomboy.log
    drwxr-xr-x  2 me users   4096 2009-09-25 22:44 .updatetool
    drwxrwxrwx  2 me users   4096 2009-09-20 22:05 Videos
    -rw-------  1 me users    586 2009-11-11 12:50 .viminfo
    drwxr-xr-x  2 me users   4096 2009-11-14 17:31 .wapi
    drwxr-xr-x  4 me users   4096 2009-11-14 13:37 .wine
    -rw-r--r--  1 me users   1940 2009-09-20 19:43 .xim.template
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 me users   1446 2009-09-20 19:43 .xinitrc.template
    -rw-------  1 me users  10103 2009-11-15 14:55 .xsession-errors
    -rw-------  1 me users  11358 2009-11-15 12:27 .xsession-errors.old
    linux-bwmb:/home/me #

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    Default Re: Cannot open Home Directory

    Try Knurpht's suggestion, you need the information for your home directory itself.

    ls -ld /home/me

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    Code:
    me@linux-bwmb:~> ls -ld /home/me
    drwxr-xr-x 63 me users 4096 2009-11-15 16:09 /home/me
    me@linux-bwmb:~>

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    Default Re: Cannot open Home Directory

    What version of Nautilus/Gnome do you have? See if changing from the icons to list view in the preferences makes any difference.

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    No, list view does not help.

    This problem only developed yesterday and I can't think of anything I might have done to cause this, so I have no idea what is going wrong.

    As for versions:
    Nautilus 2.24.1

    I'm not exactly sure where to figure out what version of Gnome I have, but the software manager says I have libgnome-desktop 2.24.1-2.16

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    Default Re: Cannot open Home Directory

    Maybe it is related to the .gvfs directory. Why don't you (as su)

    Unmount the gvfs virtual file system
    umount /home/me/.gvfs

    Remove the .gvfs directory
    rmdir /home/me/.gvfs

    See if you can browse to your home directory now. If you can, try updating gvfs and Nautilus from the Gnome stable repo. Log off and log back on to recreate .gvfs.

    Index of /repositories/GNOME:/STABLE:/2.24/openSUSE_11.1

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