Nautilus still no go in rawhide

Tom London selinux at
Sat Sep 25 18:26:37 UTC 2010

On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 11:19 AM, Owen Taylor <otaylor at> wrote:
> 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.
> (See:
> 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.
> See:
> - Owen

Thanks for the update.... Think I'll wait for the newer gnome-shell.

I sort of got hooked on the compiz eye-candy.  Any idea if that (e.g.,
wobbly windows, rotating cube, ...) will be part of the "new
gnome-shell experience"?

Tom London

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