nautilus_menu_provider_get_background_items: assertion 'NAUTILUS_IS_MENU_PROVIDER (provider)' failed

Bug #1429535 reported by dino99 on 2015-03-08
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Get that error from journalctl

org.gnome.Nautilus[1518]: ** (nautilus:3572): CRITICAL **: nautilus_menu_provider_get_background_items: assertion 'NAUTILUS_IS_MENU_PROVIDER (provider)' failed

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: nautilus 1:3.14.2-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-7.7-generic 3.19.0
Uname: Linux 3.19.0-7-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.16.2-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Sun Mar 8 09:35:05 2015
 b'org.gnome.nautilus.list-view' b'use-tree-view' b'true'
 b'org.gnome.nautilus.list-view' b'default-column-order' b"['name', 'size', 'type', 'date_modified', 'date_accessed', 'owner', 'group', 'permissions', 'mime_type', 'where']"
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

dino99 (9d9) wrote :
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

works as expected now

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

hm, kind of ghost reviving on xenial 64 bits (with genuine packages)

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
tags: added: xenial
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

the error:

org.gnome.Nautilus[1695]: ** (nautilus:8309): CRITICAL **: nautilus_menu_provider_get_background_items: assertion 'NAUTILUS_IS_MENU_PROVIDER (provider)' failed

dino99 (9d9) wrote :

Looks like 'python-nautilus' could be blamed for that issue (1.1-4): latest update oct 2013, still depends on python2.7 (libpython2.7)

dino99 (9d9) on 2016-09-15
tags: added: yakkety
removed: vivid
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Sadi Yumuşak (sa-yu) wrote :

I've just noticed that my kern.log contains this error message 4864 times although I don't see any other visible problem - Ubuntu 16.10 (64-bit)

Which are the perceptible consequences of this bug?

When answered please set status back to "confirmed". Thank you.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
bladepif (bladepif) wrote :

Hello I also have this bug in ubuntu 16.04.
I have different SMB mount points mounted with autofs.
When this error appears, I can not see the content of this drives anymore and can not connect them anymore. Restarting autofs will also not help. I have to reboot to regain access to the SMB.

stinger (dev-t) wrote :

ihmo spamming the system log is a perceptible consequence.
Under Zesty, on every selection i get this message now. This is a regression.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
paz (mozit) wrote :

nautilus[1988]: nautilus_menu_provider_get_background_items: assertion 'NAUTILUS_IS_MENU_PROVIDER (provider)' failed

Ubuntu 17.04.01 - still spamming the syslog.

Andy Holmes (andyholmes) wrote :
GLEPIN Cyprien (betaweb34) wrote :


I've the same bug on my syslog "nautilus_menu_provider_get_background_items: assertion 'NAUTILUS_IS_MENU_PROVIDER (provider)' failed" followed by this error "Allocating size to GtkVScrollbar 0x55a3b35f4380 without calling gtk_widget_get_preferred_width/height(). How does the code know the size to allocate?".

Is there a fix ?


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