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    nautilus root problem

    Hi, I installed the latest version of Ubuntu the day it was released and I am having nautilus problems (I think). I ran 2 instances of this command at once (2 terminals):
    >sudo nautilus

    I did this to simplify copying some sound files from my download dir to my /usr/share/sounds/ dir. I have never had a problem doing this in the past but in this latest version it messes up Gnome. Everything ran fine until I rebooted and then it just hangs trying to load gnome. I checked the permissions of the files I moved. The files are owned by root and have the proper permissions. I even removed the files I placed in the /usr/share/sounds dir. The exact same problem has happened on 2 different machines now (the second machine I didnt move any files I just opened >sudo nautilus and browsed around and then x'ed out.) I can run XFCE on the second machine but I have not tried on the original. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have finals this week and I really don't have much time to figure this out (or reinstall for that matter). Thanks in advance.
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    Re: nautilus root problem

    If it's not such a big trouble, try removing the nautilus settings from your users directory. Else than that, try adding a new user and log in as the new user. Does this still happen?
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    Re: nautilus root problem

    ok first thanks for the ideas. I created a new user with no problems I was able to start gnome with nothing abnormal happeneing. but looking at my old profile I have a directory with weird permissions listed (or rather nothing listed.) So I did a ls -al in my old dir and I got

    -rw-r--r-- 1 obis666 obis666 249 2008-05-11 13:54 .gtk-bookmarks
    d????????? ? ? ? ? ? .gvfs
    -rw------- 1 obis666 obis666 3464 2008-05-11 13:56 .ICEauthority

    yes the question marks are there. I didnt fill them in.

    so I did a
    >sudo bash
    and then:
    >chown -R obis666 .gvfs
    and got:
    >chown: cannot access `.gvfs': Permission denied

    then I did a:
    >chmod 700 .gvfs
    and got:
    >chmod: cannot access `.gvfs': Permission denied



    any ideas?
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    Re: nautilus root problem

    ok, after logging out of the new profile has the same result. It just hangs on startup. this occurs over and over, create a new profile from failsafe term, reboot, then the profile no longer works. any help please?
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    Re: nautilus root problem

    It seems that logging in creates settings for a specific process which is not able to auto start again based on them. I suggest you firstly disable compiz and if that was not the problem go to System>Administration>Services and start playing with the services (disable one by one to see which one causes the problem)
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