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    [SOLVED] Nautilus won't start

    So yesterday I did a fresh install of Hardy and got everything working and all my progz installed, including compiz, my 8800GT graphics card, and all other hardware. I rebooted and everything worked fine.

    This morning I tried to boot it and BOOMMMMM, I can't do anything!!! Nautilus didn't load and I have no icons/menus/panels... can't even open a terminal from X (can only get to a terminal by CTRL+ALT+F1). The funny thing is that Compiz is running because the cube and expo are working (????)...

    Anyone have this happen to them? Any suggestions???
    "There are 10 types of people: Those who read binary and those who don't"
    >>>"who is general failure and why is he reading my files"<<<
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    Re: Nautilus won't start

    Sorry for bumping so fast but I really don't want to rely on windows to work (nor install the progz I need), all the progz that I use are in Ubuntu...

    BUMP
    "There are 10 types of people: Those who read binary and those who don't"
    >>>"who is general failure and why is he reading my files"<<<
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    Re: Nautilus won't start

    So this was the error:
    "Nautilus can't be used now due to an unexpected error.
    Nautilus can't be used now, due to an unexpected error from bonobo when attempting to locate the factory. Killing bonobo-activation-server and restarting Nautilus may help fix the problem."
    "There are 10 types of people: Those who read binary and those who don't"
    >>>"who is general failure and why is he reading my files"<<<
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    Re: Nautilus won't start

    I had this same problem after I did a fresh install and a few reboots after making the changes that I wanted.

    I just restarted and everything has been fine since.

    I hope you find a solution. I believe the error message tells you to disable the "Bonobo ..." something to do with networking that runs at startup.

    If you could install the "bootup manager" I believe it is called (I used to have it in Gutsy) you can disable it. But with no desktop or terminal, it may prove to be difficult.

    I wish you luck,

    Devi

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    Re: Nautilus won't start

    I tried killing bonobo-activation-server, rebooting, safe-mode, xfix, etc... and nothing worked for me. This was a very weird problem and I could not solve it so I simply reinstalled and everything is fine now... so far...
    "There are 10 types of people: Those who read binary and those who don't"
    >>>"who is general failure and why is he reading my files"<<<
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    Re: Nautilus won't start

    I am having the same problem. I boot up, login and all I see is my background image and two files I had on the desktop. I tried using ALT+F2 to try and start Nautilus and nothing happened. I used alt+ctrl+F2 to get into the terminal. I tried a sudo startx and got nothing put X with a background picture.

    HELP!!

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    Re: Nautilus won't start

    Victor, Are you still having a problem with this? Have you found a solution?

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    Re: Nautilus won't start

    Also, I guess I forgot to say that neither my top or bottom panels are showing up. I tried to run killall gnome-panel using a bashfile and nothing worked. I know I can start nautilus using a bashfile but thats about it.

    I got into the configuration editor but could not find an option in there to help restore nautilus and my panels.

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    Re: Nautilus won't start

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenda View Post
    Victor, Are you still having a problem with this? Have you found a solution?
    I kind'a gave up. I had just installed and got the problem, waited a day or so and couldn't solve it so I figured it was easier/faster to reinstall. Now everything is working perfectly!!

    I heard that removing the mono-common package and reinstalling it would do the trick but then it was too late for me to try so if you want, you can try
    CTRL+ALT+F2 to get to a terminal and type
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove mono-common
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    sudo apt-get install mono-common
    Also, read that removing and re-installing nautilus did the trick for some as well (again, saw this after I had reinstalled)
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove nautilus
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    sudo apt-get install nautilus
    Please note that I did not try this so don't know if it will work or not...

    I read that some people would simply
    Code:
    sudo killall bonobo-activation-server
    from the terminal and then CTRL+ALT+F7 to go back to X, CTRL+ALT+Backspace to restart X and everything would work again... I didn't have that luck...
    Last edited by Victormd; April 28th, 2008 at 02:46 AM.
    "There are 10 types of people: Those who read binary and those who don't"
    >>>"who is general failure and why is he reading my files"<<<
    The Ubuntu Counter Project - user number # 22367
    Howto automount NTFS - My wallpaper

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    Re: Nautilus won't start

    Yeah I just reinstalled and all seems to be good.

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