Nautilus search returns no results for anything outside of my home directory. I've had this problem with both Ubuntu 10.10 Nautilus and the new Nautilus in Gnome 3.2. I asked my friend using Fedora 15 if he had this limitation and he in fact did not. I can use the "Search for Files" dialog to perform the searches, but not Nautilus. What Gnome setting do I need to change?
It's slightly worse than I feared: Nautilus seems to be employing only Tracker to perform searches and Tracker is being a couch potato. I ran
tracker-control -S and it reported that all the miners were idle.