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I have my MacBook 5,2 hooked up to an Ubuntu 10.10 'server' via ethernet.

I've installed netatalk and avahi-daemon on the server. I've disallowed Spotlight (OS X's search utility) from indexing the networked drives.

Everything works as it should, however, from time to time when I delete files that reside on the Ubuntu server from my MacBook, Finder (OS X's file manager) will freeze. I can kill the Finder process. I then try to restart it from the Terminal in this way:

open /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app

but this doesn't work. The following error message is printed in the Terminal:

LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10810 for the file /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app.

The only solution I know of at present is to reboot the MacBook.

So I guess I need to know what my options are here. Is it better for me to use SMB? Or is there a config file I can alter? I have a feeling this bug may be linked to certain disallowed characters in file or pathnames as it doesn't happen all the time, although this is just a hunch.

Has anyone else experienced this bug?

Cheers.

PS: I've posted this question almost verbatim at apple.stackexchange too. Is this a no-no? If so I can remove the question from here but I think it has enough to do with Ubuntu to be a valid question.

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closed as off topic by Jorge Castro, Marco Ceppi Feb 2 '12 at 3:41

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