Nautilus Gnome-vfs problem
I'm running Debian unstable, with the gnome environment. Last night I
tried to create a mounted gnome-vfs volume by the "connect to server"
option from the file menu in Nautilus. The connection type was SSH. I
tried an smb connection to the same machine, but I wanted to try ssh
connections because I heard they were more stable. The window that pops
up has only two fields, link name and server address. I gave it a name,
and the server address in the form of "ssh://computer.domain". The
'domain' is the search domain of my local network, so it didn't need the
top-level qualifier. The same 'computer.domain' worked for the smb
version of the link. So clicking "OK" creates the link in "My Computer"
in Nautilus. Double-clicking that link gives me the error message that
there was no application associated with SSH: for 'computer.domain'. It
gives me the standard options of associating an application, or
canceling. I cancel because I figured I didn't have the correct packages
installed for an ssh gnome-vfs mount. After canceling, Nautilus crashes
and I get a gnome message saying I can 'restart application' (which
crashes again), 'end application' (or something like that), or 'alert
I sent off the bug report but haven't gotten the number yet. At this
point there is no Nautilus, so no desktop and no file-browsing in Nautilus.
I'm writing to ask you guys where I can find the file containing the
metadata about that ssh link that must be screwing up Nautilus from
starting??? I searched through my home directory for almost an hour
looking in various dot-files and everything with 'nautilus' in the name.
I couldn't find some place that seemed to mention the links.
Where is that metadata stored? My guess is that removing that section of
the file will allow Nautilus to start correctly.
Thanks in advance,