Nautilus Hangs


I am using openSUSE Gnome 3 (64)
I recently created an EXT4 partition on my existing HDD. This partition used to hold another Linux Distro which I recently discontinued using.

I created this partition using the partitioning tool in Yast. As you know, by default only root can write to a newly created partition so I did

linux-so4e:/home/user0 # chown user0 /media/storage2/storage2/

But the problem is whenever I right click on something & click properties nautilus hangs completely.

Then I do ALT+F2 > xkill & get rid of nautilus. I just did that & now nautilus wont open at all.

linux-so4e:/home/user0 # fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xc86f52dd

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *          63    55295729    27647833+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2        55295791    60581114     2642662    5  Extended
/dev/sda3        60581115   245135834    92277360   83  Linux
/dev/sda4       245137408   312580095    33721344   83  Linux
/dev/sda5        55295793    60581114     2642661   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Please help me troubleshoot the issue.

This was a partition used by LMDE? Correct?

It already existed, you just formatted it?
Perhaps we could see

Did you use -R with chown?

Yes, this partition used to hold LMDE.

No, I first deleted it then created an EXT4 partition.

No, I didn’t use -R with chown

I haven’t edited my /etc/fstab yet. Here it is

/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3160215AS_6RAAA8P8-part5	swap	swap	defaults 0 0 
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3160215AS_6RAAA8P8-part1	/	ext4	acl,user_xattr 1 1 
proc	/proc	proc	defaults 0 0 
sysfs	/sys	sysfs	noauto 0 0 
debugfs	/sys/kernel/debug	debugfs	noauto 0 0 
devpts	/dev/pts	devpts	mode=0620,gid=5 0 0 
/dev/sda3	/media/sda3	ext4	acl,user_xattr 1 2  

In case you need to see this

linux-so4e:/home/user0 # mount
devtmpfs on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,relatime,size=1021008k,nr_inodes=255252,mode=755)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,relatime)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000)
/dev/sda1 on / type ext4 (rw,relatime,user_xattr,acl,barrier=1,data=ordered)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,relatime)
debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw,relatime)
/dev/sda3 on /media/sda3 type ext4 (rw,relatime,user_xattr,acl,barrier=1,data=ordered)
securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw,relatime)
none on /proc/fs/vmblock/mountPoint type vmblock (rw,relatime)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw,relatime)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/user0/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=1000,group_id=100)
/dev/sda4 on /media/storage2 type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,barrier=1,data=ordered,uhelper=udisks)

It’s a known bug… openSUSE:GNOME 3.0 - openSUSE Last entry in ‘Known Issues’

The workaround worked :slight_smile:


linux-so4e:/home/user0 # zypper remove nautilus-extension-tracker-tags

Now nautilus shows the properties window without any issues.

Thank you.