Bug 492854 - Nautilus freezes when browsing a folder
Nautilus freezes when browsing a folder
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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Reported: 2009-03-30 08:22 EDT by Jonathan Dieter
Modified: 2015-03-03 17:40 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 04:09:02 EST
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strace of nautilus that freezes (1.90 MB, application/octet-stream)
2009-03-30 08:37 EDT, Jonathan Dieter
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Description Jonathan Dieter 2009-03-30 08:22:24 EDT
Description of problem:
We have Fedora 10 desktops running in our school lab.  Two or three (out of 500) of our students are having problems when they log into any computer in the lab; nautilus starts up fine, but when they double-click on their home folder, it freezes.

Both students are in class 12, and that class has been working on SVG images using inkscape.  Nautilus is in browser mode.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in as specified user
2. Open home folder
Actual results:
Nautilus file browser freezes

Expected results:
Able to browse folders

Additional info:
$ rpm -qa | grep nautilus

After nautilus --quit has been run:
$ nautilus
Initializing nautilus-open-terminal extension
Initializing nautilus-sound-converter extension
Initializing nautilus-image-converter extension
Initializing nautilus-search-tool extension

** (nautilus:11857): WARNING **: Unable to add monitor: Not supported
Comment 1 Jonathan Dieter 2009-03-30 08:37:11 EDT
Created attachment 337212 [details]
strace of nautilus that freezes

This is an strace of nautilus after running nautilus --quit, then strace -o strace.dump nautilus.  The last two/three lines only occur after I press Control-C.

Please note the original file was 79 MB.  Our internet connection is pretty poor, so I've compressed it using LZMA which was half the size of the gzipped file.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 04:12:18 EST
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