Ubuntu 13.04 Bug: gvfs smb Nautilus freeze hangs on copy files from a Samba Share

gvfs-smb Bug #1075923 (seen on Debian+Ubuntu+Centos..more..)


downgrade gvfs-* to Version 1.12 of 12.10 with:

  • add /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main

  • run: sudo apt-get update
  • install synaptic: sudo apt-get install synaptic
  • run synaptic: sudo synaptic
  • remove all gvfs-* nautilus with synaptics (REALLY CHECK ALL! see “dpkg -l | grep gvfs”)
  • search gvfs-*, select, press CTRL+E (Force Menu)
  • select: gvfs-* Versions 1.12
  • install by run install button
  • search and install nautilus again..

Voila…Test Nautilus copy 1TB Files without freeze

FreeBSD: Clicking noise Harddrive SATA WDC WD5000LPVX SATA 3 Drive on FreeBSD 9.1

FreeBSD: Clicking noise WDC WD5000LPVX SATA 3 Drive on FreeBSD 9.1

same like in Linux:
APM Funktion starts/stops the heads and make click sounds, not needed on a Server. To disable like in Linux with hdparm on FreeBSD do:

If you want to disable APM (Advanced Power Management) on your hard drive to reduce heads movements and increase your hard drive life you can do that very easy by using ataidle app from FreeBSD’s Ports:

cd /usr/ports/sysutils/ataidle
make install clean; rehash

Then to disable APM on your hard drive run:
ataidle -P 0 /dev/ad0

We can start ataidle app at FreeBSD boot time by adding the following lines in /etc/rc.conf (the second line correspond to our previous command that we want to run at boot time):
ataidle_ada0="-P 0"

Remark: most Server SATA Controllers change HDD Names like from ad6 to ada0, read last lines of “dmesg” and see, “Drive ada0: Previously was known as ad6” Message!!!

Linux Tip: Split Console Screen on Widescreen Laptop / PCs with “screen” and “terminator”

Current Laptops / PCs uses 16:9 Widescreen Displays and if you dont want to use Xorg (Gnome,unity,Openbox Desktops)

you can use on Linux Console the program called “screen” it offers:

– Split Consoles horizontally and vertically
– disconnect the screen and let the scripts/commands active on remote Systems
– reconnect if the remote Session was broken cause network problems

On Gnome or unity you can use “terminator”



– manpage of screen
– http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/7453/how-to-split-the-terminal-into-more-than-one-view

Linux Info: UEFI + GPT + Secure Boot = Dongled OS = Printing Dollars

UEFI+GPT+dongled OS = Printing endles Dollars for PC Manufacter and  M$.


UEFI was offered for “security reasons” but in my opinion the normal users should be┬áprevented by this “UEFI LOCK” to use Dual Boot or remove Windows on owned hardware, in cases of Mainboard failures the Users are forced to buy new Mainboards with OS-Key. Legacy Mode on Bios will disappear in the next generation of PCs than every OS is “dongled” to Hardware like MacOS to their Products…