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    Nautilus the CPU eater

    Hi

    Not sure where to put this, so Mods please move to the right place.

    I upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.10 (64bit) and since then upon start up Nautilus just sits there and eat the CPU and memory and makes the laptop pretty unusable.

    I have to do a "killall nautilus" in the terminal to get control over laptop again. I have even tried to upgrade to 13.04 (which runs great on my laptop) and even upgraded Nautilus to 3.6 but sill it hangs.

    I even tried "sudo apt-get purge nautilus-open-terminal" but Nautilus is still eating CPH.

    I have looked around and yet to find a solution that solves it and I can see others are having the the same problem.

    I'm now using Gnome-commander and terminal for my files. Though every time I boot up, insert a external HDD or when other programs calls for Nautilus I end up with a laptop that unusable until I kill nautilus, which is rather annoying to do.

    Does anyone here got an idea on how to solve this. I used to like Nautilus but I might have to give Gnome etc a go to stop this.

    Laptop : Dell 13z (1.2Ghz,3Gb Ram, 500Gb HDD)

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    Re: Nautilus the CPU eater

    Have you tried opening nautilus from terminal? May give you some useful info.

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    Re: Nautilus the CPU eater

    Hi and thanks

    Here is the output of "sudo nautilus"

    Initializing nautilus-dropbox 1.4.0

    (nautilus:25693): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/ymer/.config/ibus/bus is not root!
    Nautilus-Share-Message: unknown format for key 'Public/usershare_acl' as it contains 'S-1-1-0:F,'. Assuming that the share is read-only

    And that is where it hangs

    I just tried to remove dropbox and now it just hangs and this comes

    "Could not register the application: Timeout was reached"

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    Re: Nautilus the CPU eater

    I think you want 'gksu nautilus' (use gksu instead of sudo for graphical programs)

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    Re: Nautilus the CPU eater

    Code:
    killall dropbox
    do anything?

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    Re: Nautilus the CPU eater

    hi
    --> I think you want 'gksu nautilus' (use gksu instead of sudo for graphical programs) <---
    i know that's a lot of work - but sudo must handle this behavior (i know that sudo is penauts again kernel development).
    sorry - but this no answer for me - it looks like a bug !!!
    exception handling is the salt of programing.
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    Re: Nautilus the CPU eater

    No, you do need to use gksu instead of sudo for GUI programs. Otherwise you run into strange side effects -- file ownership problems, if I recall. I don't really know, but it may well have something to do with the error message.

    But actually, you probably shouldn't use either sudo or gksu. I can't think why you would need to start Nautilus as a super-user in this case.
    Last edited by VanillaMozilla; March 18th, 2013 at 03:37 PM.

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    Re: Nautilus the CPU eater

    How much have you up- and downgraded the system since initial installation? It sounds like a lot of experiments have been going on.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Nautilus the CPU eater

    Thanks all, sorry for the delay, life called

    >killall dropbox
    >dropbox: no process found

    >gksu nautilus
    I was asked for my password in a "gui" popup and after awhile nothing happened just went back to the prompt.

    I have only upgraded, not downgraded, from 11.10 to 12.10 to 13.04 and Nautilus to 3.6 to 3.8

    When I use the "gui" and click on files(as it is called in 13.04) it starts up, in the sense that it will show a grey window and the CPH is at 100% and memory used is slowly getting more and more.

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    Re: Nautilus the CPU eater

    I would go straight to a reinstall of 13.04, keeping the standard Nautilus.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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