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    Default Nautilus does not start

    I'm continuing this as its own thread from here: Upgrade to Gnome 2.26 observations - openSUSE Forums (in case you need to see the history of this). Basically, everything works now except there's no SUSE slab menu on the panel and Nautilus won't start. It will start from terminal as su, but throwing up error messages and being unable to open network locations or anything but the Linux file system.
    Any suggestions as to what I could do?

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    gminnerup wrote:

    > I'm continuing this as its own thread from here: 'Upgrade to Gnome 2.26
    > observations - openSUSE Forums' (http://tinyurl.com/n3dw3a) (in case you
    > need to see the history of this).


    O.k... I see the error message you are getting.

    > Basically, everything works now except
    > there's no SUSE slab menu on the panel and Nautilus won't start. It will
    > start from terminal as su, but throwing up error messages and being
    > unable to open network locations or anything but the Linux file system.
    > Any suggestions as to what I could do?


    As per gnome-terminal, I am not sure, but looks like this bug:

    Bug 555745 ? Programs using Gconf fail if you start via "su"
    http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=555745

    And regarding Slab menu, can't you just add it a new one? :-?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camalen View Post

    As per gnome-terminal, I am not sure, but looks like this bug:

    Bug 555745 ? Programs using Gconf fail if you start via "su"
    Bug 555745 - Programs using Gconf fail if you start via "su" (GConf)

    And regarding Slab menu, can't you just add it a new one? :-?
    I've been adding several slab menus but they don't appear - there's just an empty bar on the panel where they should be. Adding a traditional Gnome menu, however, works...

    As to the bug, I don't really want to run Nautilus as su (not normally, anyway). I'd just like to be able to run it the normal way (when I try to start it from the Gnome menu I just get the spinning wheel for a while and then nothing). And even when I do get Nautilus to run from the terminal, I don't get access to anything outside the Linux file system (the Windows partition, external USB drive, or network drives).

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    Camalen NNTP User

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    gminnerup wrote:

    > I've been adding several slab menus but they don't appear - there's
    > just an empty bar on the panel where they should be. Adding a
    > traditional Gnome menu, however, works...


    Try adding a new panel and get a new slab menu there. Does it work?

    > As to the bug, I don't really want to run Nautilus as su (not normally,
    > anyway). I'd just like to be able to run it the normal way (when I try
    > to start it from the Gnome menu I just get the spinning wheel for a
    > while and then nothing). And even when I do get Nautilus to run from the
    > terminal, I don't get access to anything outside the Linux file system
    > (the Windows partition, external USB drive, or network drives).


    Do you have enabled "jexec" service?

    I remember a problem with this service enabled in runlevel which prevented
    users to access /home folder but not sure if this can be related to your
    problem.

    Anyway, have you try to create a new user and test these things while logged
    in with the new user? Just to discard any problem with the settings of the
    current one :-?

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    Yes, I've tried adding a new panel etc and no difference.
    The new user idea sounds promising. Will try that when I've evaluated my latest experiment: installing KDE... Thought that if I'm likely to end up reinstalling anyway I might as well have a look at KDE4 first. Never liked it in the past, but who knows?

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    This is ridiculous... While I'm downloading the KDE files, the slab menu reappears and Nautilus starts to work too... Although I still can't access external USB drive.
    Is this a case of panic or what??? Literally the only thing I've done is to start the KDE download and open Virtualbox in another workspace.

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    gminnerup wrote:

    > This is ridiculous... While I'm downloading the KDE files, the slab menu
    > reappears and Nautilus starts to work too... Although I still can't
    > access external USB drive.
    > Is this a case of panic or what??? Literally the only thing I've done
    > is to start the KDE download and open Virtualbox in another workspace.


    Gnome does not want you to go ;-)

    Well, these things happens. I don't know what made the apps have started to
    work, thought.

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    It didn't last...

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    Tried to reproduce it this morning and I think I found a clue: the SUSE menu and Nautilus come back when I enable the external USB drive in Virtualbox XP (I then disable it again to make sure to be safe). Works till reboot.
    But Nautilus still doesn't work for network (coming up with dbus error) and external USB drive (permissions error)...
    This should give us something to go on but I don't know what?

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    OK, this is where I am now:

    Gnome seems to work alright in most respects. except:

    1. no SUSE slab menu and no Nautilus. Both can be activated by running Virtualbox and enabling the external USB HD there. However, when thus enabled, Nautilus still doesn't access the external USB or any network shares.

    2. Dolphin has no such issues when running in Gnome. When I actually log in to a KDE4 session, the Gnome panel appears at the top of the screen on the KDE desktop.

    Where do I go now?

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