root can't delete a users .gvfs
I'll give it a try, thanks Pierre.
On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 6:22 AM, Pierre Yann Baco <email@example.com> wrote:
> john a écrit :
>> Hi all,
>> I have noticed a couple of times a users desktop "locking up" or
>> becoming unusable in some way. This problem seems to be related to the
>> .gvfs ownership getting goofed up. Instead of the file being owned by
>> the user in question ls -la will show something like:
>> d------ 2 ? ? 4096 2008-04-25 07:37 .gvfs
>> The file cannot be removed by the user nor can it be removed by root
>> using rm -rf .gvfs/
>> The only cure I've found so far is to reboot the entire server. Whats
>> going on and is there a better way to clear this file if it gets
>> corrupted (I suppose I should wonder why it's getting goofed up as
>> As it stands I am afraid to deploy Hardy because I don't have a good
>> way to resolve this issue. Any help would be appreciated!
> ~/.gvfs is used as a mount point for the Gnome gvfs of a given user. It
> stays mounted even when user is logged off.
> You need to umount it prior to delete it.
> Try "umount -fl /home/XXXXX/.gvfs" . That should do the trick.
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