Multiple copies of Home Folder opening

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Multiple copies of Home Folder opening

Post by LoRaTracker » Wed May 23, 2018 3:36 am

Just installed Linux Mint 18.3 Cinamon, its on a desktop PC that dual boots with Windows 7.

If I start Linux and just leave it alone, it keeps opening up copies of the Home folder, all on its own, and keeps doing this every minute or so. I can soon end up with 20 folders open, all without touching the keyboard or mouse. If I then close all these open folders, its soon opens up more.

Apart from that issue it appears to run normally.

Any ideas as to what the problem is ?


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Re: Multiple copies of Home Folder opening

Post by Termy » Wed May 23, 2018 4:11 am

Unplug the keyboard to see if it's that causing the issue.
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Re: Multiple copies of Home Folder opening

Post by LoRaTracker » Wed May 23, 2018 5:57 am

Not the keyboard, it was fine in Windows, and unplugging makes no differance.

There is an icon on the desktop for a USB drive I have plugged in, that opens up to sometimes.

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Re: Multiple copies of Home Folder opening

Post by Termy » Wed May 23, 2018 11:04 am

Have you installed HOME on a different device? Perhaps an external one? It may be reconnecting and connecting rapidly, indicating that it or a cable is malfunctioning.
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Re: Multiple copies of Home Folder opening

Post by administrollaattori » Wed May 23, 2018 3:36 pm

LoRaTracker wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 5:57 am
Not the keyboard, it was fine in Windows, and unplugging makes no differance.

There is an icon on the desktop for a USB drive I have plugged in, that opens up to sometimes.
I suppose that it is not $HOME that opens. Probably USB automount does not work correctly.
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Re: Multiple copies of Home Folder opening

Post by LoRaTracker » Thu May 24, 2018 6:29 am

Termy wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 11:04 am
Have you installed HOME on a different device? Perhaps an external one?
No.

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Re: Multiple copies of Home Folder opening

Post by LoRaTracker » Thu May 24, 2018 12:10 pm

The external USB drive was disconnecting and reconnecting causing the USB drive folder to open. This behviour was not seen in Windows on the same hardware.

For some reason, ocaisionally the Home folder would open as well, which is odd.

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Re: Multiple copies of Home Folder opening

Post by administrollaattori » Thu May 24, 2018 1:11 pm

LoRaTracker wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 12:10 pm
The external USB drive was disconnecting and reconnecting causing the USB drive folder to open. This behviour was not seen in Windows on the same hardware.

For some reason, ocaisionally the Home folder would open as well, which is odd.
Disable USB-automount.

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