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When a drive is connected and its filesystem loaded, it is mounted, as if with the mount (or pmount) command, to a location on the root filesystem (usually somewhere inside /media). When the filesystem is no longer needed, it can be unmounted (as if with the umount or pumount commands), which flushes any pending writes to disk, so that you can remove the ...


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Open your terminal and type the following command to clear the trash sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/*


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It's changed to /run/user/your_username/gvfs.


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Solved the problem (kind of). On Ubuntu 12.10 the mountpoint appears in /run/user/(your username)/gvfs/sftp\:host\=\192.168.xxx.xxx. Hope that helps


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Shell You could use the mount command in a start up script and put that in the Startup Application Preferences. mount is perfectly capable of mounting remote file systems (if you provided it with the right options and all necessary packages installed). An alternative to mount in your startup script is gvfs-mount . You can mount nautilus-type URIs with ...


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Since Ubuntu 12.10, gvfs mounts can be found in /run/user/<login>/gvfs.


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The main differences are the following: Unmount This option will "literally" unmount the device/partition and it applies normally (In Nautilus) to hard drives, be them, internal or external. Is not common to see it for Flash Drives / Pen Drives / Thumb Drives / SD Card / Digital Camera and any other device that needs to sync before powering down. This is ...


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There is a bug report here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunar/+bug/754618 You can try unmounting the directory or a reboot. sudo umount ~matt/.gvfs


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The ~/.gvfs directory should be a FUSE mount handled by the gvfs-fuse-daemon process. If the directory appears to be empty, it would indicate that gvfs-fuse-daemon did not start correctly. You could try starting it manually with the following command: /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-fuse-daemon ~/.gvfs If that fails, you could try checking whether anything else is ...


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There is a FUSE virtual filesystem mounted at ~/.gvfs. For the majority of filesystem accesses, permissions are ignored for the root user. However, FUSE virtual filesystem mounts are one of the rare exceptions. FUSE virtual filesystems are normally restricted to the user who mounted them. In this case, the gvfs-fuse-daemon command (run as part of your ...


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gio is a PyGTK module, and is not available for Python 3 because PyGTK itself is deprecated. If you want to create a GTK+ application in Python 3, you will need to use its replacement: PyGObject. In the case of Gio, you import it like this. $ python3 Python 3.2.2 (default, Sep 5 2011, 21:17:14) [GCC 4.6.1] on linux2 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or ...


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gvfs-... commands can process remote locations based on url. From man gvfs-cat: gvfs-cat works just like the traditional cat utility, but using gvfs locations instead of local files: for example you can use something like smb://server/resource/file.txt as location. Same as for every commands say gvfs-* For example: with gvfs-cat, you can ...


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Last time I checked (some months ago), I explicitly had to add a permission for "Guest" to the Windows 7 share (Advanced Sharing > Permissions) to allow password-free connections. "Everyone" alone didn't work for whatever reason. Maybe this has changed in the meantime, but it's worth a try.


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Here is the script that I threw together for use with @fossfreedom's answer. It uses GIO to interface to GVFS and Tkinter for the GUI, and is written in Python 2.7. It supports multi-line annotations. The GUI looks like this: prerequisites You need to install tkinter: sudo apt-get install python-tk to use Save the code as a file using your favourite ...


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Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command below. sudo apt-get install --reinstall gvfs-backends


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A similar question to this was asked from "Emblems and Backgrounds" and I'm afraid its a similar answer. The Gnome Devs thought these capabilities were rarely used and in-order to streamline the codebase they removed this as core GUI functionality. Fortunately, the same terminal based commands can be used since the metadata capabilities have been retained: ...


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/home/user/.gvfs is the mount point for a virtual filesystem used by Gnome. It cannot be accessed by any other user than the session owner (not even root) while a Gnome session is active. By default chown only prints error messages so if you don't get any other response from chown that means everything else worked fine. If you still can't create or delete ...


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When it comes to USB devices eject only unmounts the device but it is still connected. Removing it might cause damage. After ejecting the device you have to safely remove it to be sure it won't damage yoru device.


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I'm pretty sure "safely remove Drive" unmounts any other partitions on that device.


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I found the answer here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gvfs/+bug/1018806 The problem results from wrong configuration of system wide proxy. If you have the same problem you can try following commands, that will reset your proxy settings to default: gsettings set org.gnome.system.proxy autoconfig-url '' gsettings set org.gnome.system.proxy ...


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I suggest you change the USB mode from PTP to mass storage. It should simplify connection problems since USB mass storage is more widely supported. I had similar problems with Ubuntu 12.10 and a camera which only had PTP mode. WORKAROUND: If your camera doesn't support mass storage mode, maybe it would be easier to transfer files by removing your memory ...


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The bug mdr mentions in his comment (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gvfs/+bug/1075923) is now fixed, and a gvfs update that fixes the problem was pushed out on 2013-10-03 (http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gvfs/1.16.1-0ubuntu1.1). So all you need to do at this point to fix this problem is update your ubuntu gvfs package.


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As you may have noticed, these man pages were made by Sun for for Solaris, so Ubuntu cannot simply copy them due to copyright restrictions. The solution is for upstream (in this case, Gnome) to create the man pages themselves. And, as already pointed out in the comments, this was requested via bug reports in both Ubuntu and Debian circa 2008. There were ...


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You need to add the user option to your fstab /dev/sdc1 /media/sdc1 vfat uid=1000,noauto,user 0 0 /dev/sdd1 /media/sdd1 vfat uid=1000,noauto,user 0 0 /dev/sdb1 /media/sdb1 vfat uid=1000,noauto,user 0 0 The user option allows any user to mount a device, as said in the man: Normally, only ...


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According to the changelog this change was not included in Ubuntu but upstream. I looked at the gitlog of gvfs upstream but didn't found the exact commit that made this changes. Upstream changelog: https://git.gnome.org/browse/gvfs/log/ NEWS file: https://git.gnome.org/browse/gvfs/tree/NEWS


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I cannot find an easy way of getting nautilus to tell you this. However, there are other ways of finding out. In Ubuntu 12.10, the "actual path" is under /run/user/USERNAME/gvfs. In 12.04, I think it was under /home/USERNAME/.gvfs (invisible unless you check View->Show Hidden Files in nautilus). The folder names inside these directories look something ...


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It sounds like you are suffering from this bug or something similar /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-afc-volume-monitor kills polar bears Not sure about the title of the bug but the more your processor is being used the more electricity it needs etc.... I'm not sure whether you can remove the package but you might "limit" the process with cpulimit until the update of ...


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I have a similar problem with my 12.04 Precise system. Drives that appear mounted in Nautilus do not appear in ~/.gvfs, particularly after a suspend/resume cycle. gvfs-fuse-daemon is running, but killing it and restarting does not fix the problem. I found that restarting Nautilus after nautilus -q causes gvfs-fuse-daemon and Nautilus to co-operate again - ...


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The Exec= line from the application defines what it can handle. Example: /usr/share/applications/gedit.desktop uses %U which means it can handle URLs so gvfs will be used See http://standards.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/latest/ar01s06.html for details



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