Questions tagged [gvfs]

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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20.04 Krusader problems

We have been using Krusader for a few years to synchronise files between three Ubuntu machines and it has worked well. We've upgraded to 20.04 over the last week, and while testing things out for a (...
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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 file on 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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Problem trying to build Deja Dup

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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Thunar and gvfs - bad performance after upgrade to 18.04

Since I updated my Xubuntu from 16.04 to 18.04 I must fight with the following issues: - starting Thunar sometimes takes ~10-20sec - this happens with or without permanent cifs mounts in the ...
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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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gvfs at thunar save miltiple webdav accounts, same url

can I add multiple webdav accounts (shortcuts) with the same server (webdav url) in thunar? The Login should be saved. Currently, it just opens the one account, it is impossible to add another.
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Slow SFTP transfer speeds on local network

I'm getting really slow transfer speeds over SFTP of around 4MB/s on a laptop connected to a wired 1gbps LAN, whereas a desktop connected to the same network achieves ~80MB/s. iperf3 reports: [ ID] ...
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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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How can I tell gvfs to use noperm - chmod problem on gvfs smb share

Since my update to Ubuntu 18.04 I am struggling with an issue affecting multiple applications writing files to the mounted GVFS SMB share. The error I get often relates to permission denied, or ...
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How to get Nautilus to propagate group ownership permissions when mounting with gvfs/sftp

I'm mounting a remote linux file system on Ubuntu 16.04 using Nautilus by "Connect to server" then sftp:myusername@myhost/home/myusername/scripts/myfile.ext The file has ownership myusername:groupA ...
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Cannot “Connect to Server” in Nautilus

I am trying to connect to a shared drive on a remote Windows machine. When I type the IP address of the windows machine into the "Connect to Server" field, the "Connect" button is grayed out and I ...
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Changing the location nautilus mounts samba shares to

I would like to change the way nautilus mounts my shared windows folders. Currently the path to my shared folder is: /run/user/1000/gvfs/smb-share:server=some.cool.server,share=someshare/path/to/my/...
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Application Write Failures to Windows Share

I am wondering whether anyone else has run into this issue, or if I've discovered a new bug. Since upgrading from 16.04 to 18.04 several applications are unable to write to a Windows share. Nautilus ...
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How do I restore (or change) the default folder icon for special folders?

I removed Documents Pictures and Downloads from my home directory, and I linked them to directories on different disks. And now Documents and Pictures have lost their nice categorized icon of a camera ...
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How to switch to gain root privileges in Nautilus file browser by typing in the addressbar in GUI while it's being used

I saw in a reddit comment that it was possible to switch to root user in nautilus file browser by just typing in a series of forward slashes and colons. I've since forgotten the sequence and searching ...
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Errors information logged by the kernel, troubleshoot a custom-built kernel by /var/log/kern.log

I'm trying to troubleshoot a custom-built kernel by /var/log/kern.log command. In this on the logs its showing errors related to gvfsd-metadata. Is this errors cause any problems to PC? How to fix ...
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Is it possible to insert icons on folders with the “gio set” command?

On Ubuntu 16.04 I used the following command to insert icons on my folders and it worked fine: gvfs-set-attribute -t string folderIWishToInsertIcon metadata::custom-icon "file:///home/myUser/myIcon....
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Is it possible to use pam_mount with gvfs and how?

Is it possible to use gvfs with pam_mount, using user's password for the mounting command ? How would one achieve that ? Reading the documentation, it seems this might be a good start, but no way to ...
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My script runs fine when I run it from the terminal but it doesn't work with cron. Why?

I'm creating a script to manage my icons and I'm using the command gvfs-set-attribute in order to do that. The script works fine when I run it with the terminal but it fails to work when I use cron. ...
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Mitigation for gvfs memory leak?

I have a workflow like this: I fire up my Win7 virtual machine, connect my smartphone, and run Samsung Smartswitch. This worked great in 14.04 LTS. In 18.04 LTS...not so much. There's a giant memory ...
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gvfs admin:// in 17.10

Ubuntu 17.10, (x11), GNOME 3.26.2, Nautilus 3.26.0. If I start Nautilus and display the address bar, and type this: admin:///usr I am asked to enter my password twice. Why does it ask me twice?...
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show free space on a gvfs mount?

How can I check the free space on a gvfs mounted partition. I want to use it on a script. mounted with gvfs-mount "ftp://192.168.178.**/Disk-01/" df does not provide usefull data: gvfsd-fuse ...
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Windows Share: gvfs mounts it correctly, mount.cifs not

I've since some days a strange problem with Ubuntu 14.04LTS trusty and a Windows Share.. It could be mounted correctly until some days ago: With gvfs my share is mounted correctly: gvfs-mount smb://[...
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How do I ensure all of my extra (internal) hard drives are mounted by default upon boot up of Ubuntu 17.10? [duplicate]

How do I ensure all of my other internal hard drives are mounted by default upon boot up of Ubuntu 17.10? Every time I start my Ubuntu 17.10 computer and log in, I have to Open "Files" - then Click "+...
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How to restart gvfs?

How to restart the whole gvfs "subsystem", when I've e.g. killed a frozen gvfs-sftp process and want to use it again? GVFS is the subsystem that takes care about mounting/unmounting drives when you ...
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16.04 keeps waking up unmounted USB drives

I don't know if anybody else has experienced this, but i did on two systems on which i installed 16.04. Essentially, if i plug a USB drive, unmount it (eject it in Nautilus), and put it to sleep (...
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Copy to USB is very slow

Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS from 32 bit machines to a USB stick or winchester, the speed is approx. starting at 25MB/s, it slows down to 100kB/s. At the end of the copying, you will stand for a long time. A ca....
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x-nautilus-desktop error message when opening Nautilus from desktop

Updated from 17.04 to 17.10. If I create a new Nautilus window from the desktop by pressing Ctrl+N, I get the following message: Sorry, could not display all the contents of "x-nautilus-desktop:///...
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How to open gvfs SMB/CIFS mount location in terminal from Caja? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS with MATE DE. I have Samba server in my network (its name is server, share is share). I open Caja 1.12.7 file-manager and put smb://server/share to Location. I have ...
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GVFS-WARNING **: can't init metadata tree /home/user/.local/share/gvfs-metadata/home: open: Permission denied

lately i've been getting this error whenver I start gedit and the error message seems to fill my terminal buffer. PS: a day before I used nautilius to get access to usr/loacl/MATLAB directory so ...
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How to limit user access to `gvfs-mount`? How to set `rw` permissions on a device mountpoint when using `gvfs-mount`?

Setup: Ubuntu 16.04.03 with Unity I/F The HAL-based /etc/fstab system for mounting devices offers superuser-only operation security and also allows setting read and write properties per mountpoint (...
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How to access Google drive using Gnome Online Accounts (GOA) in command line for Ubuntu 16.04?

Before anything, this is not (as far as I could search) a duplicate. I enabled GOA for my Google account and enabled Files, so my account showed up in Nautilus under my computer just fine. To my ...
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gvfs is not mounting my Google Pixel

I'm running Ubuntu 17.04 on a Macbook. I'm running Gnome. GVFS does not seem to be mounting my Pixel phone anymore. Per syslog, USB seems to be seeing the phone and identifying it properly, but it ...
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gvfs/fuse reset for Ubuntu 16.04

I have been running Xubuntu 16.04 on my 2 main machines quite happily for a while. For a few weeks back, I have been having some troubles when connecting to remote servers (FTP, SFTP, SMB) from the ...
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How do I get my system to recognize an external drive and automount it?

I have an external drive (regular hard drive in a portable USB sled), which is definitely being detected by my system: [17444.585104] usb 2-1: new SuperSpeed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd [17444....
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gvfs-metadata and other metadata from veracrypt contrainer

I have a VeraCrypt container with valuable data. I do not want my system to store information on what is inside of this container including filenames and folder names. I have Ubuntu 17.04. ...
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How do I get gvfs-info to output file metadata when called from cron?

I'm having a weird problem and was hoping maybe someone out there might be able to give me some insight. Kind of at a loss. On Linux Mint using Nemo which has a tendency to crash every once in a ...
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How to tell Gigolo / GVFS to use SMBv2 for Windows shares?

On our Windows file servers SMBv1 was switched of recently due to security problems and a password policy introduced. Since then we can't mount any more the shares from Ubuntu 16.04 using Gigolo. We ...
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Cause of files titled = and 0 in every folder

I am (or was) running Ubuntu 14.04.05. I've been noticing a lot of files titled simply = that appear above the . and .. when you inspect a directory with ls -al and another empty file called simply 0 ...