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    Default very strange thing... .gvfs

    I am expiriencing very very strange thing.
    this problem doesnt effect anything but it is strange

    there is a file called ".gvfs" in my home directory that even root cannot delete. Just: permission denied

    whenever I do some installing, rpm or through smart, I get:

    Committing transaction...
    error: failed to stat /home/ebeli/.gvfs: Permission denied

    after it goes normally...
    Any ideas how to fix the problem?

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    Default Re: very strange thing... .gvfs

    It's not really a problem - the it's the GNOME virtual filesystem.

    Ignore it.

    And this is the wrong forum for it

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    Default Re: very strange thing... .gvfs

    well, I do not want it ignored, I want it dead.
    is it possible?

    I use KDE 3.5, btw..

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    Default Re: very strange thing... .gvfs

    On Sun, 17 Aug 2008 15:56:03 GMT
    Chrysantine <Chrysantine@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

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    > It's not really a problem - the it's the GNOME virtual filesystem.
    >
    > Ignore it.
    >
    > And this is the wrong forum for it
    >
    >


    Wow, again, nice attitude.

    Loni

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    Default Re: very strange thing... .gvfs

    On Sun, 17 Aug 2008 20:46:03 GMT
    beli0135 <beli0135@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > well, I do not want it ignored, I want it dead.
    > is it possible?
    >
    > I use KDE 3.5, btw..
    >
    >


    A disclaimer: While I try GNOME occasionally, I don't use it, nor do I
    install it intentionally. I DO use some programs needing some GNOME support,
    so occasionally yast might install something. I do not experience this issue
    on any of my machines.

    Ok, that done...

    as stated before, .gvfs is the mount point for a relatively new version of
    the gnome-virtual-filesystem. It is supposed to be right up there with
    sliced bread and stuff.

    It's used as a 'central' point to do things. I found a page where someone
    shows how to use it at

    http://grumbel.blogspot.com/2008/05/...with-gvfs.html

    seems to work well for that person.

    ================================

    BUT... on to the problem.

    There are several bugs active for this issue:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...fs/+bug/212789
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...fs/+bug/225361
    http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=534284

    I read of several workarounds, although upgrading (or forcing a reinstall) of
    the gvfs packages through zypper or yast seems to fix the issue entirely,
    especially considering I can see and work with .gvfs on my systems without
    any issues.

    =====Workaround #1:

    fusermount -u $HOME/.gvfs

    This should unmount the .gvfs mountpoint. It will likely be remounted almost
    immediately by the 'gvfs-fuse-daemon' daemon... so...

    killall -9 gvfs-fuse-daemon

    should kill the little bugger, Although it will likely come back in the
    future, it's gone for the moment. You might try to see which programs or
    commands you're running which are invoking the daemon to mount .gvfs. 'gvfsd'
    is likely also related to this issue, but doesn't seem to be a culprit at this
    time.

    =====Workaround #2:

    From a terminal, type the following lines:

    GVFS_DISABLE_FUSE=1
    export GVFS_DISABLE_FUSE

    While this *might* work... it doesn't immediately solve the problem, which
    would still exist... "permission denied" for access to that subdir.

    It only tells FUTURE programs started from THAT terminal to not access .gvfs,
    so I'm not sure this is much of a workaround at all.

    ================================

    I'd recommend forcing a reinstall of all of the installed gvfs packages, and
    then rebooting the system. If you don't reboot, the (possibly) new programs
    won't be loaded, and the problem won't go away.

    Workaround #1 works well, and you may want to also kill 'gvfsd' too, just in
    case as I imagine it starts the daemon as needed.

    Hope this helps

    Loni

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    Default Re: very strange thing... .gvfs

    After your explanation what it is, I saw that uninstall would kill my screenlets and AWN manager, which I do like and use.

    So, I just forced update and I will see how it will go when I reboot.
    Since that little devil provides me two nice sinful features, I will let it stay for a while...

    ****ation of eyecandy

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    Default Re: very strange thing... .gvfs

    I had the same issue on opensuse 11.1RC1. The problem was with the jexec startup script hanging during system startup.

    Try removing this start script, reboot and see if that helps.

    /W

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    Default Re: very strange thing... .gvfs

    Oh, I will see next year
    Thanks!

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