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    Default Nautilus Folder Open Issues - Post Update

    I recently preformed a full update to my openSuSe 11.3 x64 + gnome install. Everything was running fine before the update however post a number of features have stopped working or have changed. I used the command zypper up to update everything. The errors I've been recieving are as follows,

    Wastebasket

    Won't open on via Desktop or Places menu. Gives the following error "Could not display "trash:" File Is Of An Unknown Type". If I drop things on the Wastebasket the files do go to /home/USERNAME/.local/share/Trash/files but I can't Empty Wastebasket upon right click as the option is highlighted out.

    Computer Icon

    If I try to open it from link in Places menu I get the error Nautilus cannot handle "computer" locations.. The link to it has also disappeared from the left hand panel if I have a Nautilus window open.

    Mounted Icons

    Previously I used to have 4 drives mounted;

    1 network (NFS),
    1 encrypted (TrueMount),
    2 Windows (partitions of main machine)

    Out of these only the encrypted and network drive showed on the Desktop and two Windows drives would stay mounted under /windows but have no icon on the Desktop. After the update, all these drives are on the desktop and but the only way to not have them appear on Desktop is to set Gnome config not to show any of the icons on Desktop.

    Although these are independent errors, they are all related to folders (at least indirectly) so I felt it was better to group them together to give a better picture of the issue.

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    Default Re: Nautilus Folder Open Issues - Post Update

    Please show us your repos

    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    If you test a new user login, do the same problems exist?
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    Default Re: Nautilus Folder Open Issues - Post Update

    Code:
    # | Alias                               | Name                                | Enabled | Refresh
    --+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+---------+--------
    1 | Updates for openSUSE 11.3 11.3-1.82 | Updates for openSUSE 11.3 11.3-1.82 | Yes     | Yes    
    2 | openSUSE-11.3 11.3-1.82             | openSUSE-11.3 11.3-1.82             | Yes     | No     
    3 | packman                             | packman                             | Yes     | No     
    4 | repo-debug                          | openSUSE-11.3-Debug                 | No      | No     
    5 | repo-non-oss                        | openSUSE-11.3-Non-Oss               | Yes     | No     
    6 | repo-oss                            | openSUSE-11.3-Oss                   | Yes     | No     
    7 | repo-source                         | openSUSE-11.3-Source                | No      | No
    They are set not to refresh as I do a manual refresh each day.

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    Default Re: Nautilus Folder Open Issues - Post Update

    That's fine.

    Now test a new user (You need auto login disabled to do this)
    It will tell us much. I take it you know how to create a new user?
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    Default Re: Nautilus Folder Open Issues - Post Update

    Sorry this reply took so long, been away for a bit.

    I've now tested with a brand new account just created and logging into the root account. Both have the same problems/symptoms

    Also another symptom I have just discovered is that the system no longer auto-mounts USB devices, I have to manually mount them after connection to make them work.

    I'm also contemplating a distro upgrade to 11.4, as I was planning this anyway at some point soon, might it be worth a try to see if it fixes the problem or should I try and fix it first.

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    Default Re: Nautilus Folder Open Issues - Post Update

    I think the problem might carry forward with an upgrade, but I never really remember an issue like this.
    Do you ever login as root?

    Make a backup of your important files now. Then if the upgrade goes south you can always do a fresh install and bring the files back in.
    Personally, a fresh install is what I would do.
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    Default Re: Nautilus Folder Open Issues - Post Update

    I login to root only to preform root based tasks via CLI (e.g. zypper, config edits etc). I think I'll give the distro upgrade a try, after backup, and see what happens, if it fixes things great if not then I can do a fresh install. Would you recommend starting from complete scratch or should keeping home dir be ok?

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    Default Re: Nautilus Folder Open Issues - Post Update

    Quote Originally Posted by jkraw90 View Post
    I login to root only to preform root based tasks via CLI (e.g. zypper, config edits etc). I think I'll give the distro upgrade a try, after backup, and see what happens, if it fixes things great if not then I can do a fresh install. Would you recommend starting from complete scratch or should keeping home dir be ok?
    Fresh install I would format /home too
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    Default Re: Nautilus Folder Open Issues - Post Update

    To save some time I decided to give formatting without erasing /home first, on the basis I can always do a complete install later, but success and it solved all the problems.

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    Default Re: Nautilus Folder Open Issues - Post Update

    Quote Originally Posted by jkraw90 View Post
    To save some time I decided to give formatting without erasing /home first, on the basis I can always do a complete install later, but success and it solved all the problems.
    Fantastic
    Thanks for reporting
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