For some reason, Nautilus is very slow to start. I got to a slow count of 15 from when I hit enter in the terminal, to when Nautilus finally showed up. And I seen it slower. It also seems to make file open/save dialogs in other apps slow. Like when saving a pdf via Firefox.
The terminal I launched Nautilus from shows no error messages.
Nothing useful shows up in system logs either.
journalctl -a --followJust:
Sep 09 20:28:16 mysystem gnome-shell: Window manager warning: Buggy client sent a _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW message with a timestamp of 0 for 0x7000007
While researching this issue, I found a lot of posts about Tracker and NFS slowing things down. But when I disable Tracker via Settings -> Search -> Toggle in top right, it doesn’t make any difference. That is the right way to turn Tracker off, right?
Then I found some mention of having NFS mount in the root of my home directory causing issues. So I moved all my NFS mounts into a sub directory. It didn’t help.
I also found out about
.trackerignore files via dconf, but adding that file to the directory my NFS shares are mounted in did not help. Do I need to actually put something in the file?
To top everything off, disabling my NFS mounts entirely did not help.
Finally, a recent power outage gave me cause to restart. Directly after restarting, Nautilus was starting instantly. Now, a day or so later, it’s starting slowly.
Could you give me some tips on how to further troubleshoot this? My search results have hit their limit.
I’m running Pop!_OS 20.04, so Nautilus 3.36.3-stable.
Thanks in advance!