Restarting Nautilus in Ubuntu

Here’s something I was sure I’d need to find all over whenever I needed it again.

gksudo nautilus -q

  1. I tried and got this result: sudo nautilus -q
    [sudo] password for tim:

    (nautilus:3194): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to register client: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files
    Initializing nautilus-dropbox 1.6.1

    (nautilus:3194): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 114 was not found when attempting to remove it

    (nautilus:3194): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 115 was not found when attempting to remove it

    (nautilus:3194): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 116 was not found when attempting to remove it

    I hope I am following protocol by posting this here. I am a permanent newbie with Ubuntu and everything else.

    • Heres what I get:

      myid@mymachine:~$ sudo nautilus -q
      [sudo] password for myid:
      Initializing nautilus-dropbox 1.4.0
      Initializing nautilus-gdu extension
      Shutting down nautilus-gdu extension
      Shutting down dropbox extension

      I’m running 12.04.Note I typically stick with the Long Term Support (LTS) versions of Ubuntu until several months after the next LTS version is released. I won’t move to 14.04 until maybe August of this year. What version of Ubuntu are you running?

      I’m not sure what your error messages are about; I’m not exactly a Ubuntu expert. But when I Googled the errors all the results I refrred to bugs. That might be what you are seeing. I’m thinking that the command actually did work on your system despite the errors. One question did dropbox restart properly?

  2. Bruce, thanks for your reply. I don’t think dropbox restarted. The icon isn’t in the header and I dropped a file in the dropbox folder and it didn’t appear on my phone as when it was working.

  3. I am running 14.04 because I was having problems and thought it might straighten out my problems.

    • bruce turrie


      gksudo nautilus -q

      If that works I may need to change my post….it worked as shown when I posted it but may not work now.

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