when external drives are accessed, they open media programs

Bug #878891 reported by Brad Moore on 2011-10-20
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nautilus (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

in the previous version of ubuntu, my external drives appeared on my desktop and when i clicked on them they opened up with no problem. now, with ubuntu 11.10, my drives no longer appear on my desktop and when i click on them in the home menu, they open up media such as VLC player. my trash folder also does this.

also, the icons on my desktop appear jumbled and i have to organize them each time so that i can clearly see what the icons are.

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: Thu Oct 20 15:48:48 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-17 (3 days ago)

Brad Moore (hobomystical) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report do you have a .local/share/applications/mimeapps.list in your user directory? what does it contain? it seems like a wrong user config rather than a nautilus bug

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

Hello Sebastien,

You won't believe this.

Earlier today, I ran updates that I have been alerted to by my computer. I
didn't restart the computer until after I got your email - about 15 minutes
ago - and once everything restarted, the problem was solved and everything
works as it should (as far as I know). Seriously.

I have had to run multiple system updates since switching over to Nautilus.
Perhaps those updates were not completed until now.

In any case, I no longer have the same problems that I had, and they were
solved, really, within the last 15 minutes.

Thanks for getting back to me. It's much appreciated, even if you didn't do
much.

Take care for now,
Brad

On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 5:49 PM, Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> wrote:

> Thank you for your bug report do you have a
> .local/share/applications/mimeapps.list in your user directory? what
> does it contain? it seems like a wrong user config rather than a
> nautilus bug
>
> ** Changed in: nautilus (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided => Low
>
> ** Changed in: nautilus (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/878891
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> Title:
> when external drives are accessed, they open media programs
>
> Status in “nautilus” package in Ubuntu:
> Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> in the previous version of ubuntu, my external drives appeared on my
> desktop and when i clicked on them they opened up with no problem.
> now, with ubuntu 11.10, my drives no longer appear on my desktop and
> when i click on them in the home menu, they open up media such as VLC
> player. my trash folder also does this.
>
> also, the icons on my desktop appear jumbled and i have to organize
> them each time so that i can clearly see what the icons are.
>
> 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: Thu Oct 20 15:48:48 2011
> ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus
> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386
> (20101007)
> SourcePackage: nautilus
> UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-17 (3 days ago)
>
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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

cool thanks, closing the bug.

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