Bug 483233 - running remote: Nautilus cannot handle "computer" locations.
running remote: Nautilus cannot handle "computer" locations.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Depends On: 484171
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Reported: 2009-01-30 07:03 EST by Christopher Beland
Modified: 2015-03-03 17:33 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-07-22 10:28:54 EDT
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Getting this bug in Fedora 14 too now. (458.11 KB, image/png)
2011-04-22 03:10 EDT, Anand Muglikar
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Description Christopher Beland 2009-01-30 07:03:05 EST
I am running Nautilus remotely, in a session started with "ssh -Y".  When I select "Places -> Computer", I get a pop-up error box that says:

 Could not display "computer:".
 Nautilus cannot handle "computer" locations.

As a result, I cannot access any files outside /home/beland.
Comment 1 Christopher Beland 2009-01-30 07:03:39 EST
Sorry, I forgot to mention that this is with nautilus-2.25.3-2.fc11.x86_64.
Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2009-02-01 12:35:20 EST
ssh -Y is only forwarding X, not dbus. A lot of desktop functionality won't work in that scenario, since it relies on dbus.
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 06:59:19 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2010-04-27 08:49:56 EDT
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 07:10:23 EDT
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
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Comment 6 Anand Muglikar 2011-04-22 03:07:54 EDT
This bug was reproduced in my Fedora 14. When I click on 'Computer' in 'Places', I get a pop-up saying:

Could not display "computer:///".

Nautilus cannot handle 'computer' locations.

Please reopen the bug.
Comment 7 Anand Muglikar 2011-04-22 03:10:00 EDT
Created attachment 494091 [details]
Getting this bug in Fedora 14 too now.

Please reopen this bug and guide us.
Comment 8 Tomáš Bžatek 2011-04-22 07:25:43 EDT
(In reply to comment #7)
> Please reopen this bug and guide us.
This is a design issue with no solution available in short term. Please don't run Gnome applications remotely. Same thing for switching to root.
Comment 9 Anand Muglikar 2011-04-22 11:35:22 EDT
Hi Tomas,

Thank you for the prompt reply. :)

However, let me inform you that I did not run any Gnome application remotely nor did I log in to root. But, I tried some of the solutions on a Ubuntu forum regarding this same issue and rebboted my computer. And this seems to have worked as now I can:

Open Computer through 'Places' as well as access my Windows dual-booting shared drives.

I just wanted to remind that this problem is not yet over and can occur for Fedora 14 too and is not restricted to Fedora 11 alone for which updates have been ceased.

Thank you!
Comment 10 Tomáš Bžatek 2011-07-22 10:28:54 EDT
Anand, this bug is about running Nautilus remotely, not being able to reach the Gnome desktop session. Your issue is different and I fail to see what the problem is. You report it's working after reboot. Please open a separate bug report if the problem persist and be more concrete (e.g. repro steps are required).

Christopher, please don't reopen this bugreport, the answer given in comment 2 is still valid and it's not going to change in near future.

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