I have NFS server. I can mount it manually:

sudo mount -t nfs myserver:/srv/nfs /mnt

But I can also mount it with file managers, as I'm broadcasting its presence using avahi. I can mount it via thunar (xfce's file manager), but I'm not able to access it via GNOME's Nautilus.

Nautilus says:

Unable to access location: Mountpoint does not exist.

GVFS log says:

nfs: Added new job source 0x55c37a44e2f0 (GVfsBackendNfs)
nfs: Queued new job 0x55c37a43cf30 (GVfsJobMount)
nfs: send_reply(0x55c37a43cf30), failed=1 (Mountpoint does not exist)

Server side /etc/exports:

# /etc/exports - exports(5) - directories exported to NFS clients
# Example for NFSv2 and NFSv3:
#  /srv/home        hostname1(rw,sync) hostname2(ro,sync)
# Example for NFSv4:
#  /srv/nfs4        hostname1(rw,sync,fsid=0)
#  /srv/nfs4/home   hostname1(rw,sync,nohide)
# Using Kerberos and integrity checking:
#  /srv/nfs4        *(rw,sync,sec=krb5i,fsid=0)
#  /srv/nfs4/home   *(rw,sync,sec=krb5i,nohide)
# Use `exportfs -arv` to reload.


Server side /etc/avahi/services/nfs.service:

<?xml version="1.0" standalone='no'?>
  <!DOCTYPE service-group SYSTEM "avahi-service.dtd">
    <name replace-wildcards="yes">%h-nfs</name>

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I have the same problem and I might have found out why. It might be because of NFSv4 not supported

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