To put it simply, I've got a filearchive that runs Ubuntu 10.04 with NFS for sharing its content. Now, since day one I've been having issues accessing the content properly (an issue that's been present regardless of trying to access it through Ubuntu or Windows) as they don't "load" properly. Files and directories tend to show as links rather than what they actually are, and the directory needs to be reloaded for me to be able to view the content properly. This happens pretty much any time I'm trying to access files through e.g XBMC or any music player a lá Clementine, which forces me to open the file-manager Krusader to reload respective directory and then I'll be able to load the files in above mentioned applications. This band-aid method only works once, though, which forces me to repeat it every time I need to switch directories in the applications.
I've been googling around a bit and the only hints to the issue I've come across is that it might be timeouts that's causing this whole mess. It's also worth mentioning that except this, NFS works fine. During transfers I get what speed I should be expecting and the stability is no issue at all, it's just this bit I've detailed above.