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** Changed in: gvfs (Ubuntu)
Status: Triaged => Fix Committed
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nautilus does not show external drives in sidebar if plugged in on
Status in Nautilus:
Status in gvfs package in Ubuntu:
nautilus 3.20 should show external drivers in its sidebar (I believe
this is the case since 3.19). It always shows my SD card drive in the
sidebar, but it only shows external USB drives in the sidebar if I
plug them in once I have logged into the desktop. If they are plugged
in during a reboot and I log in, they only appear in 'Other Locations'
(and the SD card does not appear there; I don't know if that's a bug
If I unmount the external drives and remount them, they still only
appear in 'Other Locations'. I have to unmount them, remove them and
plug them back in for them to appear in the sidebar.
The attached shows nautilus with 3 drives plugged in. The SD card
appears in the sidebar, but the USB drives (a btrfs and another with a
btrfs and a ntfs partition) only are in 'Other Locations'.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10
Package: nautilus 1:3.20.2-0ubuntu1
Uname: Linux 4.7.2-040702-generic x86_64
Date: Tue Aug 30 17:03:44 2016
GsettingsChanges: b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'geometry'
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-07-04 (56 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64
Error: command ['journalctl', '-b', '--priority=warning', '--lines=1000']
failed with exit code 1: Hint: You are currently not seeing messages from other
users and the system.
Users in the 'systemd-journal' group can see all messages. Pass -q to
turn off this notice.
No journal files were opened due to insufficient permissions.
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to yakkety on 2016-07-24 (36 days ago)
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