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    .gvfs error while accessing home directory

    I installed Xubuntu 11.10 but I keep on getting this annoying bug. Whenever I try to access the home folder I get a popup that says...
    Code:
    Failed to open directory "nethero"
    
    Error starting file '/home/nethero/.gvfs
    Transport endpoint is not connected
    I can solve this by using umount to unmount .gvfs but the bug keeps coming back. I access my home folder all the time. Is there a permanent fix for this?

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    Re: .gvfs error while accessing home directory

    My .gvfs is empty. What do you have in yours? Try renaming .gvfs and see if the folder will regenerate.

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    Re: .gvfs error while accessing home directory

    I do not know the answer to the original problem but I would not rename ".gvfs". It's where the system mounts remote shares ( Samba, ftp, ssh, etc ... )

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    Re: .gvfs error while accessing home directory

    Quote Originally Posted by Morbius1 View Post
    I do not know the answer to the original problem but I would not rename ".gvfs". It's where the system mounts remote shares ( Samba, ftp, ssh, etc ... )
    Can you show your fstab?
    Code:
    cat /etc/fstab
    Just as consideration: it is probably wrong to have mount point under your home dir.
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    Re: .gvfs error while accessing home directory

    Quote Originally Posted by dentaku65 View Post
    Can you show your fstab?
    Code:
    cat /etc/fstab
    Just as consideration: it is probably wrong to have mount point under your home dir.
    If that question was directed to me the system does not place the mount instructions in fstab for remote shares.

    When you use "Network" or "Connect to Server" the system creates the mount point in the user's home directory within the .gvfs subdirectory automatically.

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    Re: .gvfs error while accessing home directory

    Quote Originally Posted by Morbius1 View Post
    When you use "Network" or "Connect to Server" the system creates the mount point in the user's home directory within the .gvfs subdirectory automatically.
    so it will regenerate

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    Re: .gvfs error while accessing home directory

    Quote Originally Posted by Morbius1 View Post
    If that question was directed to me the system does not place the mount instructions in fstab for remote shares.

    When you use "Network" or "Connect to Server" the system creates the mount point in the user's home directory within the .gvfs subdirectory automatically.
    Ok. Can you post the output of:
    Code:
    ls -alirt ~/.gvfs
    Or just recreate .gvfs
    Code:
    mv ~/.gvfs ~/.gvfs.original
    Then connect your remote resources
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    Re: .gvfs error while accessing home directory

    There is a method that works for me for a long time, if you can get your fusermount to do it:
    Code:
    fusermount -u ~/.gvfs
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