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I have KDE installed in Ubuntu (not Kubuntu) and the Nautilus starts with it.

But it should start only in GNOME or Unity:

$ grep OnlyShowIn /etc/xdg/autostart/nautilus-autostart.desktop 

Uninstalling Nautilus or saving the KDE session is not an option. It should not start at all.

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Replace the nautilus executable with a file that has one line #!/bin/sh. Then it will "not start at all". – Oleh Prypin Jul 25 '12 at 19:56
I have multiple DEs and it will break GNOME and Unity. Thus not an option also, but thanks for a suggestion. – int_ua Jul 25 '12 at 21:55
This was a sarcastic comment. Your question is ambiguous and I don't understand how and why Nautilus starts and what exactly you want to prevent. – Oleh Prypin Jul 25 '12 at 21:58
Do you have both KDE and Unity installed? – int_ua Jul 25 '12 at 23:16
I had a simmilar problem, for which I found the solution described… worked. – Bora George Nov 25 '13 at 20:55
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Looks like it was some bug. Nautilus no longer starts after downgrading from -proposed repository.

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Since the bug appears to be regression introduced by the new packages currently being tested in -proposed, I recommend reporting this as a bug. One benefit of doing so is to decrease the likelihood that the bug will be released into -security and/or -updates and come back in an update (for you, and/or other users). You can look at /var/log/dpkg.log, /var/log/apt/history.log, and/or /var/log/apt/term.log to see what packages were upgraded/downgraded to/from -proposed, to help narrow down what package is producing the problem. – Eliah Kagan Jul 28 '12 at 5:41
Once you think you know what package it's probably in, you can report it against that package--it can be corrected later. But it's best to report it against the right package initially if possible, in part because Apport will include different data automatically depending on what package you say has the bug. I'm not sure what specific package would be causing this, and there are people much more knowledgeable about KDE than I am. But if you want help tracking this down, I'd be pleased to help; please feel free to ping me in chat. – Eliah Kagan Jul 28 '12 at 5:42
Thanks, I'll try the -proposed again in VM. Unfortunately, I have /var/log in tmpfs and the machine was switched off. – int_ua Jul 29 '12 at 18:04

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