Same problem here. Installed Mint 15 Cinnamon x64
cause I taught this "copying multiple files from network storage drive
freezing" will not impact it.
But, I was wrong.
And especialy this is very annoying:
The progress bar window remains open showing the transfer not complete. If I xkill the progress window, which also seems to reset the desktop, I cannot unmount the network share because of and unknown process running. The PID of this process does not show up in the ps -ejH command results. The only way I can clear this is by rebooting. If I click the cancel button on the progress bar, then xkill the window an unmount attempt fails because caja is busy. This is very confusing.
So far I discovered that:
- when I am copying (with Nemo, or Thunar, or Caja), for example, an dvd.iso image of 4 GB size, copying from network drive goes OK
- when I am copying folder, for example, size of 10 MB, with many subfolders and hundred of subfiles, it freezes
- tested with: Debian Jessie x64 XFCE (with or without firmware-realtek), Debian Jessie x64 MATE, Arch Linux x64 MATE, Arch Linux x64 XFCE, Mint 15 Cinnamon x64 ; all freezes on that;
Now, interesting part:
- tested with Debian Jessie x64 KDE, Arch Linux x64 KDE copying same 10 MB folder mentioned above ==> NO freezing; file transfer successfuly finished.
Through my limited knowledge
I noticed that one of main difference is that KDE uses smb4k, and XFCE and Cinnamon and Mate use gvfs for that operations.
So far I have been unable to find some output with clue to what is happening.
Also, I am trying to avoid use of KDE
because it have notable impact on gaming, especialy games runing from wine.
Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03) [ethernet is on motherboard MSI 770T-C45], AMD Athlon II X2 3.4, 4GB RAM, nVidia GF GTX280, HDD 1TB, with Win 7 and a few Linux distros on it .