Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50910
When first starting Gnome, it launches unexpected nautilus windows
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:29 EDT
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Description of problem:
I've upgraded from RedHat 7.1 and Roswell. On initial run of GNOME I had a
problem with the Nautilus select wizard as documented by 50908.
I do not think this problem is related and so I'm writing a seperate bug
When GNOME (using Eazel window manager) finishes loading up, I get my two
terminal windows up that I've saved in past sessions as well as the
standard panel at the bottom of the screen.
I do not get the desktop icons that Midnight Commander used to place.
Instead I get my CPU pegged as its apparently running Nautilus in the
background. After around 2 minutes (on my ADM K7 550), I finally get
I also get around 30 Nautilus Error dialog boxes and 20 Nautilus viewers of
my Home Directory. If I wait around 3-5 minutes, most of the Error Dialog
boxes go away without me clicking them and even some of the Home Directory
Things seem somewhat stable after this intial strange behaviour.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade from 7.1
2. Run GNOME, may need to cancel from initial wizard.
3. Watch screens pop up.
Did you bang on the "Finish" button in the upgrade wizard?
If so, every time you clicked it you created a new Nautilus.
A GNOME session with a couple dozen Nautilus in it is a Bad Thing. ;-)
gnome-core in rawhide should fix the Finish button to work properly.
We (Red Hat) should try to fix this for the next release.
Yes, it turns out the wizard was what caused this. I had clicked "finish" about
10 times all together (hit finish a few times, then back, then next, then
finish some more). After rebooting a few times and getting the wizard again, I
was quickly up to 30 nautilus launches during initial login.
My solution was to delete the .gnome and .nautilus directories and log back in.
Much more stable now. I guess the fix for 50908 should fix this for most people.
Great, glad it was a known bug. ;-)