gvfs-fuse-daemon and what is it used for

not a problem, just trying to understand what the gvfs-fuse-daemon is used for. i’ve read that it is used for inter-process communications with gnome. but i’m running kde4. is it needed for some gnome apps to run under kde?


/dev/sda1 on / type ext3 (rw,acl,user_xattr)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
devtmpfs on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,mode=1777)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,mode=0620,gid=5)
/dev/sda3 on /home type ext3 (rw,acl,user_xattr)
/dev/sdb1 on /usr2 type ext3 (rw,acl,user_xattr)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
none on /proc/fs/vmblock/mountPoint type vmblock (rw)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/ewhite/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=ewhite)

It’s a userspace filesystem that gnome uses. For instance, if you mount network drives via nautilus, they are accessable from ~/.gvfs. I don’t recommend removing it and you can safely ignore it on outputs that show it.

gvfs = Gnome Virtual File System.

Maybe you have some apps in kde that use it.