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Questions tagged [gvfs]

GNOME Virtual file system (GVFS) is a userspace virtual filesystem designed to work with the I/O abstraction of GIO.

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Removable volume not appearing in file managers

Neither Nautilus, Caja or Thunar show my removable storage device in the list of devices. I can mount it manually using udisksctl: $ udisksctl mount --block-device /dev/sdd1 Mounted /dev/sdd1 at /...
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Why does the update command display the same ppa?

I was installing the Atom text editor on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Bionic Beaver using the command:- sudo apt-get install atom I stopped the installation process and now whenever I run the command:- sudo ...
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Problem accessing the trash

When trying to open the trash bin in mate , it pop up a window: This means Error: Message recipient disconnected from message bus without replying Please select another viewer and try again the ...
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git and ssh-over-fuse not working anymore

I have few repos that i use from remote machine over ssh. Last time i used them in prev year and all works flawlessly. But today when i'm try - i got errors fatal: write error: Operation not ...
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How to find all log files recursively while leaving out one specific access denied path?

I'm using Linux Mint 18.3 and I have a school task to find all log files in one linux machine without any error messages. I need to put together a command and explain it throughly. I think I have ...
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How do I query individual thumbnail-namespace attributes with the gio command?

The gio shell command replaces the gvfs- suite for working with local and remote files on Gnome systems, using Gio over the Gvfs backend. For the most part it's quite effective, but I'm having a lot ...
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How to get the trash and x-gvfs-show partitions on Thunar via AwesomeVM?

TL;DR: custom partitions and trash is not showing on Thunar via AwesomeVM. XFCE: Awesome: My fstab is: # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique ...
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pcmanfm doesn't send files to trash on external drive

I have a HDD which I mount on /mnt/sda1 at startup (in /etc/fstab) Whenever I want to send a file to the trash in pcmanfm, I get the following message : Some files cannot be moved to trash can ...
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Gnome can't mount remote samba share without asking for a domain

On the standard Fedora 25 Gnome desktop, I have a remote samba share to which I can connect on the command line using: mount -t cifs -o username=myuser -o password=mypass //path/to/shared/ /local/dir/...
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Make read-only directory accessible to other users

I have mounted a read-only share via gvfs-mount to /run/user/60373/gvfs/smb-share. I would like to make other users read this share. The problem is that I can't set the permissions recursively as I ...
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gvfs-mount won't mount a ssh host specified in config

I am struggling with configuring gvfs-mount to work with a host that is being connected to through a proxy. My config looks like this: Host proxyhost User [username] HostName [domain] Port [non-...
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Mount a Thunar/Nautilus/Nemo gvfs bookmark using command line

I have some bookmark that use smb/sftp through gvfs, how to mount them using command line? when I click them (mount using mouse click), it shows on /run/media/myuser/BookmarkName So, is there any ...
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How to inspect hidden GIO/GVFS data?

I wish to inspect and edit the binary files in ~/.local/share/gvfs-metadata/. I would like to know what hidden information these binary files contain because they seem to divert my GTK applications (...
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Why does gvfs with systemd dbus timeout?

I'm running systemd-231 on Arch Linux. When I log in, systemd starts a dbus, but it seems there is some problem with gvfs interacting with that dbus. If I start a dbus in a terminal the new dbus ...
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FTP Sync via GVFS

I need to edit PHP files on an FTP server and since my local editor is unreliable when saving to a GVFS mount, I let rsync do the synchronization: #!/bin/bash webroot=/run/user/1002/gvfs/ftp\:host\=...
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run gvfs-mount as user in a script owned by root for networkmanager dispatcher

I'm trying to create a script to auto mount using gvfs-mount for NetworkManager dispatcher. The dispatcher requires the script to be owned by root. Running gvfs-mount smb://path/ works in terminal as ...
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gvfs and permissions on a remote external usb drive

I have transmission and deluge (trying to see if it's a problem with the app) and I'm having the same problem with both of them. When torrenting. I get an error " Operation not supported (/run/user/...
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How do I force gvfs-unmount a dead SSH mount on Linux Mint 16 (Petra)?

I have mounted a SSH "share" using Thunar and the remote machine has been powered off before I thought of unmounting it. Now Thunar freezes for a while (like 20-30 seconds) whenever I hit the "eject" ...
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Mount FTP using GVFS at the command-line

I am on Debian Jessie without desktop environment. I try to mount an FTP by command line using gvfs-mount. I gathered information on the web and I understood that gvfs comunicates with dbus. So my ...
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du access failures

I ran du on a particular machine and two instances of failure: Since I ran as superuser I do understand how I can get denied. Second problem was with the proc tree: I kind of get the gist of why ...
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Can only access gvfs-mount in nautilus [closed]

I am trying to mount a Windows network drive using gvfs-mount, gvfs-mount smb://<server_name>/<share_name>/<folder_name> The folder seems to be mounted correctly, as I can browse ...
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Mount CIFS shares as non-root on RHEL7 w/o desktop

We have a Windows (AD) domain which a RHEL/CentOS 7 server has joined (SSSD / realmd). The users log into the server via SSH with their AD credentials. Now the users should be able to mount some of ...
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gvfs-mount not working [closed]

I have ubuntu 15.10 (wily) on my machine, and I'm used to mounting sftp disks of remote machines via gvfs. There's a simple GUI way to do that in Ubuntu. However, this stopped working recently, ...
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Mounting a shared drive on CentOS

I am trying to mount a shared drive on my CentOS PC. However, when I run gvfs-mount smb://the.server.address/path_on_server I get the error Error mounting location: Failed to mount Windows share: No ...
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Mount google drive on command line using gvfs-google

Recently, Arch linux ships gvfs-google package in order to mount Google Drive using Gnome Online Accounts (gvfs-goa). However, since I am using Cinnamon desktop rather than Gnome, it seems that this ...
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List mimetypes that default to a given .desktop file

I can list the mimetypes potentially handled by a .desktop file doing something like this: $ grep 'MimeType' /usr/share/applications/eog.desktop | tr ';' '\n' MimeType=image/bmp image/gif image/jpeg ...
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one nautilus device went missing, why? and how to fix?

nautilus devices are provided by /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-udisks2-volume-monitor, I've already restarted it but one device is still missing. I also tried strace on it, but it only outputs info about mounted ...
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Unable to perform file operations on a MTP device mounted via GVFS: “Operation not supported”

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 64-bit (based on Ubuntu 14.04). Ever since upgrading from Linux Mint 14/Ubuntu 12.10, the Python script I use to sync music to my Walkman has stopped working. Previously, ...
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Mounting LUKS from the command line

When in nautilus or caja I click on the icon of an encrypted disk and enter my password, the underlying block device gets mapped to /dev/mapper/luks-$UUID and it gets mounted at/media/$USER/$DISK, no ...
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Backend currently unmounting

When I try unmounting a network share, I get the message "Backend Currently Unmounting." $ gvfs-mount -u .gvfs/SFTP\ for\ root\ on\ 2.2.2.2 Error unmounting mount: Backend currently unmounting Is ...
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USB-HDD connected to router “disconnects” automatically

I have a USB-HDD, formatted as ext3 connected to my router, so I can use it as a home-network storage. It works quite well, however, when sending a lot of files to the harddrive (I tried to do a ...
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Samba gvfs mount and symbolic link seems not to work

I have a server with samba shares and 2 HDs mounted that I use for backup. I have some symbolic links that work well between these 2 hard drives. When I mount the drives with gvfs (samba) I can't use ...
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Where is my tablet's memory card mounted on laptop?

I connected my Asus fonepad7 tablet to my laptop via usb. My laptop automatically detects it & opens. But I'm unable to find where the memory card of my tablet mounted on laptop. Just see below, ...
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gvfs-mount auto password

I would like to make shortcuts for gvfs mounts (I prefer to mount from the shell). For this, it is quite necessary/convenient not to have to enter the password for the ftp:// and sftp:// connections . ...
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Opening a samba share in emacs

I am using emacs-snapshot, and I added an application shortcut to my .local/share/applications/emacs-snapshot.desktop : [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Emacs Snapshot (GTK) GenericName=Emacs Comment=...
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How can I access networked filesystems that I've mounted in Nautilus?

I've mounted a networked filesystem in GNOME by clicking on the icon in the left of Nautilus. However, when I use the terminal, I can't figure out how to access that filesystem. Is it possible?
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How to copy files *to* a camera?

I'd like to copy a firmware update file to my Canon 7D camera, connected via USB. After it was auto-mounted by thunar + thunar-volman + gvfs-gphoto2 I tried the following: $ cp eos7d-v205-win/...
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Can only browse files mounted via gvfs, not open them

I have a new Arch Linux installation using awesome wm and no desktop environment. If I put smb://server/share as a URI on pcmanfm, the mount succeeds after prompting me for my credentials, and I can ...
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Where does Kali Linux mount smb shares

In Ubuntu I've noticed that smb shares are stored in /home/{user}/.gvfs directory. But In Kali there is nothing in this folder. So where is the SMB share folder in Kali. I've searched possible places ...
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How to make gvfs mount fat/vfat drives with 8.3 names set to lowercase on automatic mount?

Use case: when USB flash or SD card is plugged in, the filesystem is mounted. It is mounted by gvfsd. But if the filesystem contains files in legacy 8.3 format (like digital cameras often save file ...
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Parse a dragged path from a remote machine

I am writing an application that needs to be able to parse a path that is dragged from a remote server onto the command line. However, when I drag a path from a remote machine to the terminal I get ...
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Why cannot find read /run/user/1000/gvfs even though it is running as root?

Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong, what this is, or how to fix it? I'm running Fedora 18 and getting the error shown [root@servername /]# find . -name ngirc find: `./run/user/1000/gvfs': ...
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Disable mounting to `$HOME/.gvfs`

I am using Debian Wheezy with Xfce and Thunar. Thunar (and other similer managers) enables e.g. connecting to SSH server using SFTP address like sftp://mysvr/ and browsing it like a local folder. I ...
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How to override the Gnome 3 SSH handler?

I would like to be able to click on SSH links that look like ssh://user@servername and have a gnome-terminal open that runs SSH inside of it. After reading up on the XDG stuff I did the following: I ...
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Regarding .gvfs not letting delete a user's home directory

I am using Fedora 9. I removed the user using userdel -r command. The user is removed, but the home directory still remains. When I tried to remove the home directory (rm -rf /home/user/), I get the ...
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Weird samba and gvfs behavior - ~half of directories/files randomly appears to be “missing”

The situation: Server with Gentoo Linux and Samba on it. There's around 15 Windows PCs, one MacBook Pro and one Samsung's laptop with Ubuntu. There's no domain, just a workgroup and the server is used ...
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What is gvfs and why should I want it on my system?

What does gvfs do for me on my Kubuntu machine and why is /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-gdu-volume-monitor eating so much CPU time? BTW: I read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GVFS and still don't know what's in ...