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Nautilus not opening after upgrade

asked 2017-12-13 21:42:25 -0600

kankaw gravatar image

Just upgraded to F27 with Gnome 3.26, and I can't open nautilus except from the terminal as root. Permissions of /usr/bin/nautilus are -rwxr-xr-x. What could be happening?

Everything else looks great!

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Well, this is embarrassing. After fiddling with it for about 30 minutes, I walked away for several hours, and when I came back, nautilus was open. Now it's working normally. Not sure what happened.

kankaw gravatar imagekankaw ( 2017-12-14 08:20:45 -0600 )edit

Permission seems correct.

What is the output that you read when you start nautilus from a non-root terminal?

gobigobi66 gravatar imagegobigobi66 ( 2017-12-14 10:48:25 -0600 )edit

It said "Could not register the application: Timeout was reached." However, when I came back to it after several hours, I was surprised to find nautilus open. So the problem seems to have gone away. I'm not sure what happened.

kankaw gravatar imagekankaw ( 2017-12-14 11:58:01 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-10-26 01:30:09 -0600

sulthan90 gravatar image

I am using Fedora 29 beta and I too come across this problem twice. And a couple of times nautilus crashed. Seems like there is a bug. I have reported it here ( there are many others who come across and reported this bug. I hope they are resolving it.

Coming to the solution: You can reinstall nautilus. which solved the problem for me. Since then I didn't have any problem with opening it.

First, remove Nautilus, Sudo dnf remove nautilus

Then install it again using, Sudo dnf install nautilus

I believe this will solve your issue.

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answered 2018-10-14 10:19:23 -0600

jarodmc gravatar image

I've the same problem

nautilus: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I try with dnf install tracker but...

Error unpacking rpm package tracker-2.1.4-1.fc28.x86_64

please help!

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