I made the last update as usually, but after the reboot, I noticed a bug.

Nautilus freezes

When I open nautilus, the window just becomes grey and... nothing.

When I call it from terminal, I get this error the first time:

(nautilus:3934): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_icon_theme_get_for_screen: assertion 'GDK_IS_SCREEN (screen)' failed

(nautilus:3934): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid (NULL) pointer instance

(nautilus:3934): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_connect_object: assertion 'G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed

and the other times:

** (nautilus:5266): CRITICAL **: nautilus_menu_provider_get_background_items: assertion 'NAUTILUS_IS_MENU_PROVIDER (provider)' failed

** (nautilus:5266): CRITICAL **: nautilus_menu_provider_get_background_items: assertion 'NAUTILUS_IS_MENU_PROVIDER (provider)' failed
  • Welcome to Ask Ubuntu you are encouraged to please just ask one question at a time, you can ask as many different questions as you like, it is very unlikely a nautilus bug and no sound are related. With regards to your nautilus bug a report was filed and they say it is fixed bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/1429535 Run sudo apt-get dist-upgrade to ensure you have the latest nautilus packages and reboot, Also please edit this question in to two, so precise answers may be provided – Mark Kirby Oct 8 '15 at 8:08
  • You rock, after an upgrade, nautilus works like a charm. And next time, I'll create as much questions as needed. – bastienho Oct 13 '15 at 13:54
  • Glad it helped you, I will write an answer so others can find this information, please stop by and accept. – Mark Kirby Oct 13 '15 at 14:14

Based on a bug report posted on launchpad this is fixed in the latest version of nautilus, to make sure you have the very latest update available in the repository’s, just open a terminal and run

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

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