Nautilus still no go in rawhide

Owen Taylor otaylor at
Sat Sep 25 18:19:37 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-09-25 at 09:31 -0700, Tom London wrote:
> 1. Nautilus no longer displays the desktop; believe I got some
> indication that this was part of the move to a newer desktop ....

Since you aren't actually running the newer desktop (GNOME Shell is
temporarily not working in Rawhide, we'll get it fixed this week, and
the file management isn't fully there yet in any case), you can showing
the desktop back on with:

 gconftool -s -t bool /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop true

Of course, that once you've set that key you'll no longer get the
default experience.


for some discussion of the desktop situation)

> 2. Nautilus no longer 'auto mounts' removable drives (e.g., thumb
> drives, hard drives, etc.).  However, the device does appear in
> 'Places', and it mounts if you select it there.

This is a fairly long-standing bug related to turning off "show_desktop"
- the automounting is part of the Nautilus process, and when not showing
the desktop, Nautilus just exits when there are no windows.


- Owen

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