Bug 50910 - When first starting Gnome, it launches unexpected nautilus windows
When first starting Gnome, it launches unexpected nautilus windows
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-08-04 14:24 EDT by cbagwell
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-06 23:17:13 EDT
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Description cbagwell 2001-08-04 14:24:27 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.78 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.6-3.1 i686)

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
desktop icons.

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.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade from 7.1
2. Run GNOME, may need to cancel from initial wizard.
3. Watch screens pop up.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2001-08-06 15:49:28 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Glen Foster 2001-08-06 18:43:25 EDT
We (Red Hat) should try to fix this for the next release.
Comment 3 cbagwell 2001-08-06 23:17:08 EDT
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.
Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2001-08-07 00:49:53 EDT
Great, glad it was a known bug. ;-)

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