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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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Disable gvfsd & goa-daemon for ssh login (or any non-real user login)

After I upgraded to the latest Ubuntu 20.04. I noticed users that login via ssh (even for users just do port forwarding or system user e.g. gdm) have gvfsd & goa-daemon & all their related ...
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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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16.04 LTS after Update: Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: … + cryptsetup: ERROR: Couldn't resolve device rootfs

after updating Ubuntu 16.04 LTS some time in March, the system refused to boot (unfortunately, I cannot easily reconstruct the exact security updates that were done before the issue occured, since it ...
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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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Metadata GVfs is not supported

I am configuring a DHCP server, but when I try to edit the network card I get this warning: gvfs metadata is not supported. fallback to teplmetadatamanager. either gvfs is not correctly installed or ...
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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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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 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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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 ...