When connecting to a server via Nautilus, system slows down and desktop goes black

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When connecting to a server via Nautilus, system slows down and desktop goes black

Post by Knife2MeetYou » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:06 am

Hello :)

I just started using linux mint cinnamon at work recently, so I am pretty new to the OS and the community alike. Even worse, I am not much of a computer specialist at all. Therefore, this might be a pretty trivial problem I ran into this morning. System specs are listed below the post.

To get access to files on our local server (via Ethernet) I installed Nautilus and used the "connect to server" function that it offers. It connected just fine, the server was enlisted within the tree structure on the left and also recognized by linux as a removable disc. I can access, disconnect from and reconnect to the server just fine. Reading and Writing is working well either.
However, the second I connect, the system slows down severly. In addition, the desktop backround turns black and cannot be changed back. Restarting the system did not change anything about this phenomenon.
I realize that this might be a network problem, although my system did not slow down when accessing the server back when I was using Windows, or a matter of communication between Linux and Windows servers in general. But since I have not much of an idea about Linux yet, I wanted to check if there is something I can do about this.

Looking forward to replies. :)

System specs are (obtained via "inxi -Fxz"):

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System:    Host: hannes-All-Series Kernel: 4.13.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: ASUS product: All Series
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: B85M-G v: Rev X.0x
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 2501 date: 07/22/2015
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-4460 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 25541
           clock speeds: max: 3400 MHz 1: 3192 MHz 2: 3192 MHz 3: 3192 MHz
           4: 3192 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GK208 [GeForce GT 730] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: NV106
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.4 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2 NVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-32-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (9.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_DT01ACA0 size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 455G used: 41G (10%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.23GB used: 0.42GB (10%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 42.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 192 Uptime: 36 min Memory: 1168.8/3883.7MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 

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Re: When connecting to a server via Nautilus, system slows down and desktop goes black

Post by altair4 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:17 am

I have never experienced anything like the background turning black and such but I have to ask you what happens when you use "Connect to Server" from Nemo since that is the default file manager instead of Nautilus..
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Re: When connecting to a server via Nautilus, system slows down and desktop goes black

Post by greerd » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:20 am

I agree with altair4, you should use nemo instead of nautilus. It sounds like nautilus is trying to redraw your desktop which conflicts with nemo-desktop. If you must use nautilus you can try running it with the --no-desktop option.

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