dropbox extension slows down nautilus

Bug #776781 reported by Ryan Kitty
This bug affects 9 people
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nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

I have been using Ubuntu Natty since it was released, and nautilus was running just fine. Today, when I went on my computer, Nautilus is so slow it is unusable. This is the second time this has happened. (the first was while using a Natty Dev version, which prompted me to install the final.) If more information or data is needed, please ask.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: nautilus 1:
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue May 3 18:06:47 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Ryan Kitty (gothickitty93) wrote :
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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please answer these questions:
1. Is this reproducible?
2. If so, what specific steps should we take to recreate this bug? Be as detailed as possible.
This will help us to find and resolve the problem.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
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André Barmasse (barmassus) wrote :

I encountered the same issue on my older Sony Vaio VGNFS195VP after a fresh installation of Natty Narwhal. For everything I want do on the Desktop, nautilus pushes the CPU of my laptop to 100% for about 3-5 seconds and stalls the whole system (see picture with system monitor). Only after these 3-5 seconds of "nautilus thinking" I can perform the task I wanted to to, be it simply renaming an icon, drawing a selection over some icons, or even moving a single icon around. This is very painfull! I am not able to help any further, but maybe it is just a matter of my old laptops low ressources (Intel Pentium M with 1.60 Mhz, 1 GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce 6200 Go with 128 MB RAM). Or has it something to do with the transition from Gnome 2 to Gnome 3? By the way, this issue happens either with Unity, Unity-2D or the classic environment and with either the Nvidia driver, the Nouveau 3D accelleration or nothing of them installed. I hope you can fix this issue for the next release ...

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André Barmasse (barmassus) wrote :

One week ago I upgraded my system from natty to oneiric alpha. Since then the gnome desktop speed has improved a litle bit, but is still very slow (with my Pentium M 1.6 Ghz processor). Due to a development bug in oneiric I have to start unity manually, which gives me the oportunity to watch, what happens while doing stuff on the slow gnome deskop. Two critical errors always appear, when opening a window or dragging and moving icons around the desktop:

(nautilus:8509): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_value_get_object: assertion `G_VALUE_HOLDS_OBJECT (value)' failed

(nautilus:8509): Gtk-WARNING **: gtk_widget_size_allocate(): attempt to underallocate NautilusPathBar's child GtkButton 0x97c0048. Allocation is 24x39, but minimum required size is 27x27.

I hope those errors help a little bit further to make the oneiric desktop again as fast as it was before Natty. There is great work going on right now within oneiric! I am looking forward to an excellent Ubuntu release.

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vdr60 (vittorio-dellarossa) wrote :

I had a similar situation after the 11.04 update. But starting nautilus from terminal as root (gksudo nautilus...) I found these messages:

vittorio@IBMT410UB:/usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-2.0$ gksudo nautilus
Initializing nautilus-open-terminal extension
Initializing nautilus-gdu extension
Initializing nautilus-dropbox 0.6.7

I removed the dropbox extension and now nautilus regained its original speed.....

I hope it could be helpful to someone.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for nautilus (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Confirmed
summary: - Nautilus is EXTREMELY SLOW after fresh install
+ dropbox extension slows down nautilus
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

There has been no activity here or mention of similar issues in years and it's likely resolved, closing but feel free to open a new report if you still have problems in newer versions

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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