Nautilus does not open windows in Ubuntu 10.04 VM in VirtualBox 3.2.2

Bug #590025 reported by rusivi2 on 2010-06-05
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

1) lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Release: 10.04

2) apt-cache policy nautilus
  Installed: 1:2.30.1-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1:2.30.1-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1:2.30.1-0ubuntu1 0
        500 lucid-updates/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:2.30.0-0ubuntu4 0
        500 lucid/main Packages

3) What I expected to happen is when I click "Places" then "Computer" it opens with no problem.

4) What happens instead is when I click on "Places" then "Computer", "Starting Computer" appears in the bottom taskbar, then "Starting File Manager" appears briefly then disappears. After a few more seconds "Starting Computer" disappears but the Computer window does not open.

This is my second time installing a Ubuntu 10.04 VM in VirtualBox 3.2.2 where problems occurred. The first time was from a known good iso downloaded from, then burned CD, hash verified. This time was with the desktop iso downloaded straight from

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: nautilus 1:2.30.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.36-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-22-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Jun 5 03:50:30 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
SourcePackage: nautilus

Host information:

lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 9.10
Release: 9.10

apt-cache policy virtualbox-3.2
  Installed: 3.2.2-62298~Ubuntu~karmic
  Candidate: 3.2.2-62298~Ubuntu~karmic
  Version table:
 *** 3.2.2-62298~Ubuntu~karmic 0
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

affects: nautilus → virtualbox
Changed in virtualbox:
status: Unknown → New
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please try to obtain a backtrace following the instructions at and upload the backtrace (as an attachment) to the bug report. This will greatly help us in tracking down your problem.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete

I cannot make a backtrace as I deleted the VM. However, this bug seems a result of a bug in VirtualBox (please seem upstream bug link), and not Nautilus. This bug is considered closed.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Changed in virtualbox:
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in virtualbox:
status: Fix Released → New
Changed in virtualbox:
status: New → Fix Released
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