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  1. #11
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    Re: I think I messed somthing up

    Okay, let's try to see if the problem is isolated to Nautilus, or if it is system-wide.

    Please post the output to

    Code:
    df -h

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    Re: I think I messed somthing up

    darrell@darrell-desktop:~$ df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1 91G 6.2G 81G 8% /
    varrun 1014M 220K 1014M 1% /var/run
    varlock 1014M 0 1014M 0% /var/lock
    udev 1014M 56K 1014M 1% /dev
    devshm 1014M 60K 1014M 1% /dev/shm
    lrm 1014M 38M 977M 4% /lib/modules/2.6.24-16-generic/volatile
    gvfs-fuse-daemon 91G 6.2G 81G 8% /home/darrell/.gvfs
    /dev/sdb1 230G 200G 19G 92% /media/data

  3. #13
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    Re: I think I messed somthing up

    Well, the good news is the problem does not show up under GParted, fdisk or df. So your filesystem is not messed up. The problem seems to be isolated to Nautilus alone.

    The bad news is I know next to nothing about Nautilus.
    Here are some naive suggestions, but think carefully before following them since, as I said, I know next to nothing:

    As long as you don't have any special scripts or settings, I think it is safe to delete your nautilus configuration directory. Nautilus should create a new one after you delete this one:

    Code:
    Log out, so you get back to the gdm login screen.
    CTRL-ALT-F2  (to take you to a text console)
    Log in.
    cd
    tar cf .nautilus.tar .nautilus/
    rm -rf .nautilus
    exit
    CTRL-ALT-F7
    The reason for doing this from a virtual terminal is that you don't want Nautilus running while you modify it.

    The tar command saves a copy of your entire .nautilus directory and saves it as a file called .nautilus.tar.

    If you ever want your original .nautilus directory back, all you need to do is

    Code:
    cd
    rm -rf .nautilus
    tar xf .nautilus.tar
    The `rm -rf` command will delete the .nautilus directory. Then open a Nautilus window and see if the problem persists.

    If the problem persists, I would then try reinstalling nautilus:
    Code:
    apt-get install nautilus --reinstall
    Hope this helps.

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    Re: I think I messed somthing up

    thank you for all your help its been great having your knowledge to help me out. I'll try the nautilus thing tonight after I get some back ups done and the lawn taken care of then I'll post what happens. thank you again

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    Re: I think I messed somthing up

    unutbu again many thanks for all your help I tried what you suggested and it didn't work. The nautilus directory deletion and the reinstall of nautilus didn't change a thing. I'll keep my eye out for some one else that reports this problem. I'm hoping my hard disk isn't on its way out although it is about 6 years old with heavy heavy use.

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