Interesting... I opened gedit via terminal, and after the 30 seconds or so, this showed up in terminal:
(gedit:15362): GVFS-RemoteVolumeMonitor-WARNING **: invoking IsSupported() failed for remote volume monitor with dbus name org.gtk.Private.GduVolumeMonitor: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
So...I guess I now now where the problem lies. No idea how to solve the problem, but hey, it's a first step! Thanks
(And yes, I've rebooted several times, btw).
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