Bug 589418 - Automatic Refresh No Longer Works
Summary: Automatic Refresh No Longer Works
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomáš Bžatek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-06 05:27 UTC by David Le Sage
Modified: 2015-03-03 22:47 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-06-27 16:07:34 UTC
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Description David Le Sage 2010-05-06 05:27:36 UTC
Description of problem:
Nautilus is no longer refreshing the display automatically.  If you save a file to the desktop or create a new directory via mkdir ~/newdirectory and then try to view in Nautilus, tehy will not appear.  User must manually refresh view.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Save a file to the Desktop from, say, a web browser.
2. Minimise all open windows.
3. File not visible on Desktop.
4. Places->Desktop to see Desktop directory in Nautilus window.  File still not visible.
5. From Nautilus, run View->Reload.
6.  File now appears.

1.  Open a terminal.
2. mkdir ~/newdir.
3. Open Nautilus and go to ~.
4. New subdirectory not visible.
5. From Nautilus, run View->Reload.
6.  File now appears.
Actual results:
Nautilus is not refreshing the desktop or any other folder automatically.  New files and directories cannot be seen until view is manually reloaded.

Expected results:
Should reload automatically. Files saved to Desktop should be seen immediately.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2010-05-06 15:49:27 UTC
Hmm, works here. Possible that you ran out of inotify watches. Are you running some indexer, like tracker ?

Comment 2 David Le Sage 2010-05-06 21:57:41 UTC
Yes, I am indeed running tracker and I recently had another issue because it used up the inotify watchers so it is probably the culprit.  Will investigate a bit more.  Thanks!

Comment 3 Tomáš Bžatek 2010-05-07 09:56:23 UTC
One more thing to try is the gvfs-monitor-dir command, I'd be interested if it throws an error or not.

Comment 4 David Le Sage 2010-05-09 23:00:18 UTC
Hello Tomas,

I did a reboot the other day (for other reasons) and paused Tracker at that time and Nautilus is now functioning correctly.

I just ran the command as you suggested and it is not reporting any errors. It is just sitting there, even when I run "reload" in Nautilus, etc.


Comment 5 David Le Sage 2010-05-10 04:17:37 UTC
Actually, Nautilus does still need the refresh, even with Tracker paused, I have discovered from using it throughout today.  I basically rebooted my machine on Friday and paused Tracker (through its GUI) as soon as a I logged in so whether it had already consumed the inodes, I do not know. Nautilus definitely needs to be manually reloaded all of the time, though but gvfs-monitor-dir does not report any errors.

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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2011-06-27 16:07:34 UTC
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