home folder doesn not launch

Bug #935570 reported by qwertyjjj on 2012-02-18
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
dbus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

11.10 has some missing dependencies such that gimp won;t install.
The workaround was this documented on these forums:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade -f
sudo apt-get install gimp

The launcher seems to be working properly except for the Home icon.
Even when I do gksudo nautilus, I cannot see any of my home folders Documents, etc.
However, they are there as shown by a terminal listing:
ls -l
total 1464
drwxr-xr-x 2 jack jack 4096 2012-02-17 13:38 Desktop
drwxr-xr-x 3 jack jack 4096 2012-02-16 09:11 Documents
drwxr-xr-x 2 jack jack 4096 2012-02-17 16:03 Downloads
drwx------ 13 jack jack 4096 2012-02-17 18:37 Dropbox
drwxrwxr-x 2 jack jack 4096 2012-02-17 10:44 dumps
-rw-r--r-- 1 jack jack 179 2012-02-13 12:50 examples.desktop
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 1418763 2012-02-15 21:54 Firefox_wallpaper.png
drwxr-xr-x 2 jack jack 4096 2012-02-13 13:23 Music
drwxr-xr-x 2 jack jack 4096 2012-02-13 13:23 Pictures
drwxr-xr-x 2 jack jack 4096 2012-02-13 13:23 Public
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 8 2012-02-14 21:38 scaling_max_freq
drwxr-xr-x 2 jack jack 4096 2012-02-13 13:23 Templates
drwxr-xr-x 2 jack jack 4096 2012-02-13 13:23 Videos
drwx------ 4 jack jack 4096 2012-02-14 22:04 VirtualBox VMs

Any ideas what could be wrong or how I can fix the launcher?

Posy related to:
Also, when I hover the mouse over the left hand side of the screen, it has stopped showing the launcher. I need to minimise allw indows to see it.
Is there a way to reinstall the launcher?
FWIW, when I gksudo nautilus and try and go to the root foler then /home, it crashes.
Only way I can see my files is through the terminal.

:~$ nautilus
Initializing nautilus-gdu extension
Initializing nautilus-dropbox 0.6.8
GLib (gthread-posix.c): Unexpected error from C library during 'Invalid argument': pthread_cond_timedwait. Aborting.

I thought this might be the issue: [url]http://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=54208&replies=7[/url]
Says that GTK libraries were updated so how do I reinstall what was there before I did the upgrade -f ?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in dbus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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