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So after I installed 16.04 Ubuntu update, I tried to open my home folder, but it didn't work. I tried running nautilus in terminal and it thrown this:

user@user-desktop:~$ nautilus

(nautilus:13623): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **:
g_dbus_interface_skeleton_unexport: assertion 'interface_->priv->connections != NULL' failed

(nautilus:13623): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **:
g_dbus_interface_skeleton_unexport: assertion 'interface_->priv->connections != NULL' failed
Neizdevās reģistrēt lietotni: Iestājās noildze

(nautilus:13623): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_icon_theme_get_for_screen: assertion 'GDK_IS_SCREEN (screen)' failed

(nautilus:13623): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid (NULL) pointer instance

(nautilus:13623): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_connect_object: assertion 'G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed

The Neizdevās reģistrēt lietotni: Iestājās noildze means Failed to register application: delay. I have no idea what's going on, but what I care more is how to solve this.

By the way, the nautilus opens fine when I run it through gksudo(gksudo nautilus).

closed as off-topic by jokerdino Sep 1 '16 at 11:32

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  • Is everything in your home ~ folder owned by you? You can try sudo chown -R username:username /home/username – Terrance Apr 25 '16 at 13:38
  • What does that do? Yes, I own everything(except few files which are root-only, but they should have nothing to do with this as they're printer-releated). – Adrians Netlis Apr 25 '16 at 13:44
  • Technically, everything in your home folder should belong to your username. That command you replace username with your login name and it will go through and put everything in that folder to your username. The only reason why I suggest that is that you claim that running gksudo nautilus is running it as the elevated user. From what I have seen in the past, that means that something about nautilus that it is trying to open in a configuration or something is not owned by you. – Terrance Apr 25 '16 at 13:47
  • could you ad the output of ls -la ~ - might help sorting out the permissions idea. – dufte Jun 16 '16 at 11:20
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    Hi! This issue had gone after single reboot. I forgot to mention before... – Adrians Netlis Jul 10 '16 at 12:51
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I had the same symptoms as above.

Nautilus would not open as my own user. Nautilus would open fine using gksudo nautilus.

I opened a terminal to run as my own user, and got very similar error messages as above.

This link solved the problem for me:

Nautilus not opening up, showing GLib error

Here is the gist of the problem:

  • Some nautilus processes were still running that need to be killed.

The linked solution describes how to find the process ID's and kill them.

After that, I am fine - no need to reboot or anything.

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    Please don't post link only answers. Include the essential parts of the article instead. – anonymous2 Sep 1 '16 at 11:44
  • I added some more detail after your comment, but this was the essential part of the article as per my original post: "Some nautilus processes were still running that need to be killed." – TaoRich Sep 1 '16 at 11:54
  • @jokerdino "seemingly went away on its own or was only relevant to a very specific period of time" <- A reboot would have made the problem go away as the errant processes would be killed on shut-down. The article I linked to was however helpful as I didn't need to close all of my apps and restart. – TaoRich Sep 1 '16 at 11:56
  • Thanks, @TaoRich, that's at least somewhat better. It would have been even better, however, to flag as a duplicate. – anonymous2 Sep 1 '16 at 12:02
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    You're not actually giving the solution, just a link to it. Since it's also an AskUbuntu page, it would have been better to flag as a dupe. – TheWanderer Sep 1 '16 at 12:39

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