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I'm running Ubuntu 12.10, and today the following problem appeared.

I can open Nautilus (by clicking on the icon in the lauch bar), but as soon as I click on any folder in Nautilus, it closes.

Also, my Desktop is empty out of a sudden. I had elements there, which I can still see by doing ls in Desktop in a terminal, but I cannot see them ON the Desktop.

Does anybody have an idea what my problem might be?

Thanks a lot!

I opened Nautilus from a terminal, then "closed" it by clicking on the folder Downloads. This was the result in the terminal:


Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory /var/lib/samba/usershares. Error No such file or directory

Please ask your system administrator to enable user sharing.

Bus error (core dumped).
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Please, could you try opening a terminal (<kbd>Ctrl</kbd>+<kbd>Alt</kbd>+<kbd>T</kbd>) and run nautilus? Then, when it closes, copy and paste the output in your question. Thanks! –  Andrea Corbellini Jan 30 '13 at 17:29
Thanks. Could you run ubuntu-bug /var/crash/_usr_bin_nautilus.1000.crash? This will help you reporting a bug against nautilus. It is very important that you report the bug in this way, because _usr_bin_nautilus.1000.crash contains all the information required to investigate the bug. Once you have done, we can look for a way to work around the bug. –  Andrea Corbellini Jan 30 '13 at 18:03
Thanks again, I reported the bug. Should I wait for an update now, or is there the possibility that I might be able to fix my problem through this thread? –  Alfredux Jan 30 '13 at 18:09
Are you sure you reported the bug? I can't find it, could you give me the link? –  Andrea Corbellini Jan 30 '13 at 18:18
Hi Andrea, sorry, I guess I didn't. I'd typed in what you'd told me: ubuntu-bug /var/crash/_usr_bin_nautilus.1000.crash. I clicked continue and thought that was all I needed to do to file the report. I guess it wasn't. So I'm following the instruction here: help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs. But something doesn't work. When I comment out the line 'problem_types': ['Bug', 'Package'], with #, running ubuntu-bug /var/crash/_usr_bin_nautilus.1000.crash tells me that I need to upgrade gnupg, gpgv, libfreetype6. I did, but running the same command again tells me again to upgrade them. –  Alfredux Jan 30 '13 at 23:06

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Just rename the folder, for example rd to rd..

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