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    Default Nautilus Slow Startup

    I'm very happy with openSUSE 12.1 and Gnome 3.21 overall. One small glitch I can't figure out is why Nautilus always seems to show me the spinning beach ball every time I open it. I realize my system isn't super powerful, but the rest of the OS runs fine. It's not like I can't use it while the beach ball is spinning, it just kinda bugs me. I usually wait for it unless I'm in a hurry or feeling impatient. Is Nautilus that big of a resource hog? If so, what file manager can I use instead? I don't like Thunar. Can anybody relate or is something maybe amiss with my Nautilus install.

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    openSUSE 12.1
    Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.20GHz
    nVidia GeForce GT 430
    MemTotal: 2061820 kB

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    Default Re: Nautilus Slow Startup

    It is not usual
    Try starting from a terminal and see if you get any feedback that you can report here
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    It is not usual
    Try starting from a terminal and see if you get any feedback that you can report here
    Starting "nautilus." from a terminal works perfectly. Instantly. Starting from the dock shortcut yields a 15 second spinning cursor. Every time. Advise?

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    So. I just installed gnome-terminal to see if it might fix the issue in the process of installing something to nautilus. The bad new is it didn't fix it. The good news is gnome terminal is cool!

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    Default Re: Nautilus Slow Startup

    You are using Gnome
    Yet you had to install Gnome Terminal?
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    Default Re: Nautilus Slow Startup

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    You are using Gnome
    Yet you had to install Gnome Terminal?
    Sorry. I meant to type nautilus-terminal...

    Nautilus Terminal is an integrated terminal for the Nautilus file browser.


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    Default Re: Nautilus Slow Startup

    I'm wondering if it would be okay to uninstall Nautilus and re-install... would I even have a GUI to do that?

    gnome-commander?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KEB64 View Post
    I'm wondering if it would be okay to uninstall Nautilus and re-install... would I even have a GUI to do that?

    gnome-commander?
    IME, that's not going to change anything. What was meant, is that you open gnome-terminal, and then start Nautilus from the command prompt in the terminal by typing "nautilus". This will start Nautilus, and throw a lot of info in the terminal window, that could be used to find out what's causing the slow starting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    IME, that's not going to change anything. What was meant, is that you open gnome-terminal, and then start Nautilus from the command prompt in the terminal by typing "nautilus". This will start Nautilus, and throw a lot of info in the terminal window, that could be used to find out what's causing the slow starting.
    I already did that. Like I typed in a previous post... "Starting "nautilus." from a terminal works perfectly. Instantly. Starting from the dock shortcut yields a 15 second spinning cursor. Every time."

    It's very puzzling. I found this fix elsewhere.

    January 13th, 2011, 08:58 AM
    I had the same problem.
    It was nautilus issue, segmentation fault after update.

    The solution:
    1. delete cached packages from /var/cache/apt
    2. disable all third party repositories
    3. completely remove nautilus and gnome-session packages
    4. reload package data
    5. install nautilus and gnome-session
    6. reboot

    Steps 2-5 easily done from synaptic.

    Good luck.


    I'd really like to not have to jump through all those hoops! I mean, I haven't updated. This is a fresh install.

    Edit: Oh, and "...throw a lot of info in the terminal window, that could be used to find out what's causing the slow starting." Terminal just starts Nautilus. I don't get any info after that unless I should be looking somewhere else?

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    Well, if something's missing, it will definitely "throw" info
    On the solution provided: its for a debian system, and I personally doubt the solution provided. Reinstalling when you know you removed files, OK, but since this is a clean install it should work OOTB.

    Question: do you have the NVIDIA proprietary driver installed?
    Question2: did you try to remove Nautilus from the dock, then readd it again?
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