Nautilus cannot go to an automounted nfs directory

Bug #777923 reported by msp3k on 2011-05-05
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

We have an NFS+AutoFS directory available as /home/groups/:
1) Open a Nautilus window
2) Press cntrl+L
3) Type: "/home/groups/" into the location bar
Results in: Could not find "/home/groups". Please check the spelling and try again.
4) Open a terminal window, type: ls /home/groups
5) Retry steps 1-3
Results in success

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: nautilus 1:
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia wl
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu May 5 11:06:08 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110426)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

msp3k (peek-nimbios) wrote :
msp3k (peek-nimbios) wrote :

NOTE: The above steps assume that the automounted directory is NOT currently mounted at the time that step 1 is begun. The automounted directory is not mounted until the ls command in step 4.

msp3k (peek-nimbios) wrote :

Creating a bookmark will allow the user to go to an automounted NFS directory. However, this is only a workaround. And not a very reasonable one for a medium-to-large-sized organization with many automounted NFS directories.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

summary: - Nautilus cannot go to an automounted directory
+ Nautilus cannot go to an automounted nfs directory
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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