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.gvfs not showing NAS mounted + minor problem

Postby joez on Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:59 am

After upgrading my Compaq A900 notebook to Mint 14, I can still go to places-bookmarks and mount one of my NAS drives, but they are not showing in the .gvfs folder in /home aby longer, AND if I click on a video file to play from the NAS drive Totem opens but never loads and plays the file. At that point I can neither kill Totem nor can I unmount the NAS drive and have to restart the system. Checking Synaptic, gvfs-fuse is installed, and I made UID a member of the fuse group, and after a reboot the problem still remains. On my IBM notebook, running LMDE, the problem does not exist, and looking in Synaptic on both systems, searching 'smb', 'samba', 'cifs', 'gvfs', and 'fuse', comparing what is installed on the two systems I can find nothing different. Each of my systems accesses the NAS drives with the same bookmark, ie Open 'smb://192.168.1.###/'.
Is there somewhere else I need to look? I've googled and find nothing helpful that I haven't tried already.

LMDE works, but on it I can only move files from the NAS drive to my Desktop from the .gvfs folder, but not from the folder on the Desktop opened by the Desktop icon of the NAS drive. I assume that might be a permission problem, but I'm unsure how to resolve it.
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Re: .gvfs not showing NAS mounted + minor problem

Postby altair4 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:52 am

The gvfs folder moved in Ubuntu 12.10 / Mint14. It's now located at:
/run/user/your-user-name/gvfs
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Re: .gvfs not showing NAS mounted + minor problem

Postby joez on Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:01 am

altair4 wrote:The gvfs folder moved in Ubuntu 12.10 / Mint14. It's now located at:
/run/user/your-user-name/gvfs


Yes, the gvfs folder has been relocated, but still I cannot open a video file with Totem or VLC on the NAS drive any longer, and Totem locks up and cannot be killed when I try. All I can do is copy the video to the Desktop and play it, and delete it when done. Kind of a pain in the ass work around.

Any idea WHY the gvfs folder was moved from .gvfs in the home folder? LMDE seems to not have changed.
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Re: .gvfs not showing NAS mounted + minor problem

Postby altair4 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:38 am

That I do not know but I do know that your issue is a bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1077696

It's listed as confirmed, of unknown importance, and assigned to nobody at all which no doubt will make you feel much better.

There does seem to be another workaround:

Open the file manager to the gvfs directory and open VLC. Then drag and drop the file to VLC.
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Re: .gvfs not showing NAS mounted + minor problem

Postby joez on Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:01 pm

So who is responsible for resolving the problem? Canonical, Debian, or ???
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Re: .gvfs not showing NAS mounted + minor problem

Postby altair4 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:18 pm

Another good question.

If you look at the bug report I linked to it's tagged as a duplicate of another: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1075923

In that bug report is a comment from one of the developers:
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote on 2013-01-21: #22

The bug is not ignored, but we lack of manpower and people who know about samba, there is just too much to do, anyone is welcome to work on the issue and submit a patch though

I'm just a lowly user but I would think this has more to do with gvfs than samba and that the problem is then with Gnome not Ubuntu or Debian.
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Re: .gvfs not showing NAS mounted + minor problem

Postby joez on Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:19 pm

LMDE lacks this problem, but uses gvfs version 1.12.3-1+b1, and still displays the mount in /home/$USER/.gvfs while Mint 14 is using gvfs version 1.14.0-0ubuntu6 and instead displays the mount in /run/user/$USER/gvfs .AND a link in /var/run.
Does that not show the problem to be in gvfs?
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