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GVFS is the virtual filesystem for the GNOME desktop, which allows users easy access to remote and local data via a variety of protocols, and maintains file metadata.

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Why did some of my internal drives start getting detected as ejectable and removable?

I'm running Ubuntu 22.04. A couple of days ago I did a software update (apt update && apt upgrade) and rebooted, and now several of my internal drives, including /home have eject buttons next ...
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GVFSD - GOA process

Why all gvfsd and goa start when a user login. How get rid of that.
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How to access files on phone from command line Gnome 42.9 Ubuntu 22.04

This gvfs thing is giving me problems, and the gvfs documentation is little help. There doesn't seem to be a way to access my Moto one 5G ace, except at gnome/gvfs/nautilitis I can plug in USB drives ...
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How to browse onedrive with gvfs in Kubuntu?

Ubuntu 24.04 has support for browsing Onedrive. https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2024/04/set-up-onedrive-file-access-in-ubuntu How to do the same with Dolphin in Kubuntu?
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/run/user/1000/gvfs Permission Denied [duplicate]

# ls -l /run/user/1000 Gives the following: drwx------ 2 mtc mtc 60 feb 5 20:50 at-spi srw-rw-rw- 1 mtc mtc 0 feb 5 20:50 bus drwx------ 3 mtc mtc 60 feb 5 20:50 dbus-1 drwx------ 2 mtc mtc 60 ...
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Command line behind a partition mounting icon and how to modify default mount options?

I have a number of disk partitions, which are represented by icons in the GUI. Something like this: When I double-click on this icon, the partition got mounted. Or I can right-click on this icon and ...
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How to find what icon file nautilus is choosing to display?

I'm trying to set an icon association for a mime-type, but Nautilus is displaying a blank icon. How can I find which icon file Nautilus is choosing to display (the path to this blank icon)? Relevant ...
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constant CPU usage by gvfs-udisks2-volume-monitor

since more than one month I see this process "gvfs-udisks2-volume-monitor" using one of my cpu-cores constantly between 25 and 50 %. I'm running Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS on Linux 6.2.0-35-generic, ...
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Failed to execute child process "/usr/libexec/gvfsd-trash" (No such file or directory)

When click on the icon from the file manager, I get this error. I am on Ubuntu 22.04.3. Tried to reinstall gvfs with sudo apt install --reinstall gvfs and reboot but no changes. The file doesn't exist ...
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gedit admin:// timeout

Whenever I do some administration on my home server, I will have a terminal open running commands with sudo and modifying files with gedit admin://<path_to_file> &! Since it always take me ...
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How do I mount a Samba share using Kerberos credentials without pkilling gio?

Please see the following shell interaction for details. To summarize, with a clean boot, gio requests a user name and password instead of using Kerberos credentials. If I kill gvfs first, I can mount, ...
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Ubuntu is lagging after deleting gvfs and gvfs-admin

Every time I launch my PC it takes at least 10 minutes to login and launch application. The problem started after I deleted two files called "gvfs" and "gvfs-admin". Now my PC has ...
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No search results with filebrowser and terminal

Hei, Ubuntu 22.10 I don't get search results while searching for files both with databrowser and terminal. Concrete: "Search" stopps after search in the first mentioned directory. A lot of &...
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How to remove file attributes?

The Arch Linux version of gio has a set command that has a -d option to remove an attribute: https://man.archlinux.org/man/gio.1 But this set command delete option did not work when I tried it in ...
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Where can I find the System OOM deamon I keep getting errors due to no space on device

Below are a couple of things I'm getting back in terminal. BTW I'm running "Try Ubuntu" from live USB in attempt to repair what is probably a corrupted beyond measure installation. It is ...
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WebDAV connections failing in 22.10

I have been using the built-in backup tool (I think it's deja-dup-based) to perform system backups to a WebDAV point hosted on a public NextCloud instance for several years. I noticed in the last ...
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gio operation not supported in a cron task

I have a task (script) that I added via crontab -e (Ubuntu 20.04). The task uses gio to copy a file in /tmp (that was created a line before in the script) to Google Drive. Running the gio command in a ...
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How are remote afp filesystems automatically mounted

Ubuntu 20.04 GNOME Version 3.36.8 I have a remote volume that mounts as: /run/user/1000/gvfs/'afp-volume:host=Stora.local,user=mrhickman,volume=mrhickman' At least I think this is the mount point ...
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Trash Folders In ZFS Snapshots Recognized As Official Trash

When I run gvfs-ls trash:// or go to Trash in nautilus, I see the trash from my ZFS snapshots. This should not be happening. I'm sure this is impacting performance issues I have been seeing lately. ...
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gio mount works differently over vnc and working directly on the host

I need to mount a samba share on a linux machine using the gvfs. I have a script that reads $USERNAME and $PASSWORD and passes to gio as echo -e "$USERNAME\nglobal\n$PASSWORD\n" | gio mount ...
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Why did I get this random pop-up?

So I woke up today and I am greeted with this. Authentication Required Authentication is required to run gvfsd-amin daemon Password Cancel ...
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Cannot Mount SMB Share via GVFS

For some reason, one user on a shared system is having access issues with gvfs. The system is running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and fully patched up through November 14, 2021. The process we use to get the ...
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Google drive file system automatically mounted

I installed ubuntu a few days ago, and just found out my entire google drive has been mounted as a vfs. The path is: /run/user/1000/gvfs/google-drive:host=gmail.com,user=<username>. I dont ...
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Nautilus shows me Error, when I try to open a Folder as administrator

When I try to open a directory as an administrator, I see this message: Unhandled error message: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.Policykit1.Error.Failed: Unix process subject does not have uid set Do ...
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GVFs metadata is not supported [duplicate]

I tried changing the lock screen on my newly installed ubuntu. I tried the following to modify the theme $ sudo gedit /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/ubuntu.css When the text editor opened, it was blank ...
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I want to run an old GNOME app

I know that what I want to do is a bit unusual, but I have a need to run a quite old version of gThumb (2.10.11, coming from Ubuntu 10.04) on Ubuntu 20.04. (Someone asked me in the comments why, so ...
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what to do with "gvfs-backends"?

I recently updated my Ubuntu-mate 18.4 to 20.4. A few days later, when Ubuntu was started, a warning appeared indicating that it should install "gvfs-backends", but, when pressing "...
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GVFS SMB Browse amd NT1

When browsing on my network and clicking a specific ubuntu server set up as a samba server on my network in attempt to show the share listing, I get the error "Failed to retrieve listing from the ...
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Mount Google Drive automatically at startup (as in Nautilus)

I use the mount point /run/user/<user_id>/gvfs/google-drive:host=<host>\,user=<username>/<folder_id>/ in an automated backup script to copy some files on Google Drive regularly,...
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Android 11 phone - auto miounted by gvfsd - presence seen by gio - but no files visible with "gio list <mountpoint>"

I can tell the phone is mounted $ gio mount -l ... Volume(0): moto g(8) power Type: GProxyVolume (GProxyVolumeMonitorMTP) Mount(0): moto g(8) power -> mtp://motorola_moto_g_8__power_ABCDEFGHIJ/ ...
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How to get gvfs CD mount point from Terminal?

I am writing a small bash script to automate transcoding CD's, which I would also like to make publicly available. For that I need to get the path where the CD is mounted by gvfs (on my machine /run/...
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Backup Fails after upgrade to 20.04 [duplicate]

First backup after upgrading to 20.04: when I try to start my backup, it asks me to install gvfs-backends. When accept to proceed with the installation, I obtain the following error: The following ...
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How do I prevent nautius from showing sftp devices?

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 x64. When I browse 'other locations' in Nautilus it's showing me a bunch of strange devices. With names starting with "dp-" and then digits. I used 'avahi-browse -...
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gvfs how to disable a certain backend?

I need to disable a certain gvfs backend as I suspect it to cause problems with an external device (in detail I am talking about the afc backend). Unfortunately I wasn't able to find anything on where ...
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gvfsd-admin daemon authentication forces me to restart Ubuntu - VERY annoying!

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on a new partition less than a week ago. I have not yet gotten all the basic stuff to work. But now, from time to time, 20.04 pops up a small window saying "...
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how to list every single piece of information residing in gvfs-metadata?

Using gio info all we can get is info about a single (and very specific) file or, at most, files in a single (and very specific) folder. So many files exist in ~/.local/share/gvfs-metadata folder (...
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Saving a file in gedit prints a warning in terminal

I recently installed a GRUB theme from gnome-look.org on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (my PC is Windows 10 dual-boot with Ubuntu). To install the theme successfully, the file at /etc/default/grub needs to be ...
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2019: Where are MTP mounted devices located in the filesystem?

This is an exact duplicate of this question, re-asked because in Ubuntu 19.10 none of the answers there work anymore. The gvfs directory in the terminal is always empty even though things show up in ...
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How to build Deja Dup for Ubuntu

This is both my first question here and my first try to build a custom app for Ubuntu, so I hope I'm not messing it up :) I want to modify Deja Dup app to make AWS S3 work with IBM COS S3. It should ...
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Creating symbolic link to gio mounted directory results in weird chicken-like symbol instead of colon

I'm getting a very weird problem. I have successfully mounted an sftp directory using gio mount (previously known as gvfs-mount). I then try to create a symbolic link to this directory as ln -sv /...
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gvfsd: Error creating server at address: Too many open files

I'm getting hundreds of errors like this recently: Jan 20 13:21:01 server2 gvfsd[4093]: daemon: Error creating server at address unix:abstract=/dbus-vfs-daemon/socket-jOhPfYdB: Unable to create ...
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Nautilus: Remotely accessed files are wrongly mounted in a temp dir

I have recently upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to a new device running 18.04. On the old device, when using nautilus to connect to servers via SFTP/SSH the file paths were mounted as /run/user/1000/gvfs/...
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Problem regarding gvfs and symlink

I have a samba share that is serving some LibreOffice templates and a tree to store generated .odts. As long as I try to open these documents using file manager all is well. I have written some ...
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The meaning of computer:///

I would like to know the meaning of computer:/// How to go with the command line to a file at location computer:///
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gvfs-udisks2-volume-monitor CPU usage

Hello :) In past versions of ubuntu, I would see nearly flatline cpu usage at idle with nothing running. In 19.04 I seem to have a new culprit occupying #1 spot almost all the time at idle: "gvfs-...
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gvfs mounts do not show up in ~/.gvfs

We installed the ubuntu-desktop on an ubuntu server installation and added gvfs-fuse and gvfs-backends. I can now mount a smb share using gio mount or from nautilus. The mount works, but it is only ...
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LibreOffice can't save to nextcloud shares after upgrade to 19.04

Under 18.04 I could start a new LibreOffice document, click Save, navigate to my nextcloud "Online Account" and save the file. Under 19.04 I navigate to the share/folder and on hitting Save it gives ...
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Issue downgrading from Ubuntu 18.10 to 18.04.2

I'm trying to install the updated 18.04.2 release. I was on 18.10 but I'm clearing the drive and doing a fresh install. However, during installation I'm met with: ubuntu gvfsd-metadata[3082]: ...
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Why do gvfs shares appear read only when accessed via CLI (command line)?

please try it out yourself: Mount a network share via "file"-"connect to server" in nemo filebrowser (this is a real pain when you try it via nautilus since gnome version 3, but that is another ...
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How to view list of files in Google Drive?

When I list directory components with $ ls /run/user/1000/gvfs/google-drive:host=gmail.com,user=address 1BzrSykm6X7BBm09yZ7Qcsj_5lL1dMtrN 1p55c8zr6M617qoFU8BopppxaLh0qJTd8 ...
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