Nautilus file explorer issue when no external monitor is present post 11.10 upgrade

Bug #876443 reported by Stephen Lyons on 2011-10-17
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nautilus (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

After upgrading from 11.4 to 11.10, whenever I boot without my external monitor plugged in, it gives me an error about not being able to load the display config - I had this error on 11.4 so it is fine and expected.....however........upon giving the error in 11.10, Nautilus File Explorer seems to switch to a different old / safe mode - desktop icons are white and blank and the file explorer is the older non-ubuntu grey and basic looking. I can rectify it by doing "killall Nautilus" and then opening "Files" again, everything is restored as it should be. When I reboot with my external monitor selected everything is fine, so it seems to be this display config error that is causing nautilus to switch to a different mode.

Is there something needs adjusted in the order that nautilus / X11 is loaded ?

affects: evolution (Ubuntu) → nautilus (Ubuntu)
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, could you add the .xsession-errors file from your user directory, just after getting the issue, to bug?

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

could you also create a file "gsd-randr-debug" in your user directory, restart and add the "gsd-randr-debug.log" log created to the bug?

Stephen Lyons (tqa-stephen) wrote :

Attached xsessions-errors .

Can you tell me how I can get you the gsd-randr-debug.log .

I did :

touch gsd-randr-debug

in /home/myname

But no log was produced.

Thanks,

Stephen.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

did you restart your session for the log?

reading your log you have several

"ERROR: Invalid X Screen 1 specified on line 57 of configuration file
       '/home/slyons/.nvidia-settings-rc' (there is only 1 X Screen on this
       Display).
"

Does removing this file fixes your issue?

Stephen Lyons (tqa-stephen) wrote :

Yes, I rebooted, got the issue, then attached the log .

In work I am normally hooked up to a monitor. When I reboot and the monitor is attached, all is good.

At home I am not hooked up to a monitor, therefore I get the display error. I expect this display error as I got it prior to upgrading to 11.10, but in Ubuntu (3d) mode it causes the file explorer to revert to some basic graphics mode and the desktop icons are blank.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Could you remove that nvidia file and see if that "fixes" the issue you get at home? If it does it means there is a bug in the nvidia tools which try to apply that configuration when you are not at work and break other things when it doesn't apply correctly

Stephen Lyons (tqa-stephen) wrote :

i moved the file to .bak .

Got the same issue.

New log attached.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Ads20000 (ads20000) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to look at all reported bugs in a timely manner. There have been many changes in Ubuntu since that time you reported the bug and your problem may have been fixed with some of the updates. It would help us a lot if you could test it on a currently supported Ubuntu version. When you test it and it is still an issue, kindly upload the updated logs by running only once:
apport-collect 876443

and any other logs that are relevant for this particular issue.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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