Nautilus goes into 'Sleeping' state and needs to be manually restarted before used again

Bug #1587854 reported by Wise Melon
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu GNOME
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have recently found that after upgrading to GNOME 3.20 on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 that Nautilus randomly will suddenly go into the state 'Sleeping' and then although all applications will be able to be clicked off when clicking on the desktop, no other interactions with the desktop will be able to occur, for instance I am unable to select or drag anything on the desktop nor can I access the right-click menu nor open any icons. If I then go into the Activities Overview and attempt to open Nautilus nothing happens, in fact the only way seemingly to solve this problem is to manually end the Nautilus process and then restart it again in the normal way, after doing this all works fine until it decides to have nap again.

This has happened at least 3 times so far, 2 twice in the same session.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: nautilus 1:3.20.1-0ubuntu1~xenial2 [origin: LP-PPA-gnome3-team-gnome3-staging]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-22.40-generic 4.4.8
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-22-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Wed Jun 1 13:10:17 2016
 b'org.gnome.nautilus.preferences' b'sort-directories-first' b'true'
 b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'geometry' b"'795x694+0+27'"
 b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'maximized' b'true'
 b'org.gnome.nautilus.list-view' b'default-visible-columns' b"['name', 'size', 'type', 'date_modified', 'date_accessed', 'owner']"
 b'org.gnome.nautilus.list-view' b'default-column-order' b"['name', 'size', 'type', 'date_modified', 'date_accessed', 'owner', 'group', 'permissions', 'mime_type', 'where']"
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-05-15 (16 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 (20151021)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-05-28 (3 days ago)

Revision history for this message
Wise Melon (wise-melon-deactivatedaccount) wrote :
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Critical
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
Changed in nautilus:
status: Confirmed → Expired
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