When attempting to use the update system I receive a unable to stat and permission denied on /home/whatever/.gvfs

When looking at it with an ls -l it looks like

????????????? ? ? ? ? ? .gvfs

I can not chown, touch, edit, remove, or do anything as the user of the home dir or as root. Both receive a permission denied.

Any suggestions?

Also, I am running OpenSuSE 11.0. I found similar issues in the beta / rc sections of the forum but I am running the actual release for 11.