cannot Empty Trash in Nautilus

Bug #876812 reported by peterzay on 2011-10-17
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

The Empty Trash button is greyed out (see attached screenshot). The workaround is to right click the object and select Delete Permanently from the context menu.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: nautilus 1:3.2.0-0ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Oct 17 15:53:04 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111012)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

peterzay (peterzay) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please answer these questions:

* Is this reproducible?
* If so, what specific steps should we take to recreate this bug?

This will help us to find and resolve the problem.

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

This bug is intermittently reproducible.

Follow these steps:
- hard boot from power off state
- right click on desktop to create a new empty text file called test
- hit the delete key
- click on trash icon in launcher
- Empty Trash button will be greyed out

After the above steps, on some boots, the Empty Trash button will be functional. On other boots, it will not.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug #376445, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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