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need a decent file browser alternative to nautilus that can be used in RHEL 6.4 Gnome?

Posted on 2013-06-07
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Nautilus is absurdly slow!   There must be an alternative that can work well here.  Seems like everything I find is for KDE or other distros and just does not seem to be easily installable on RHEL 6.4.
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by:skullnobrains
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you can use a kde browser in gnome but beware that sme kde services will be installed and launched the first time you use the browser.

i'd recommend thunar or pcman if you want a lightweight non-kde file browser that has decent integration (automount usb keys, gvfs compatibility, ...)

then your nautilus should not be slow and you probably should try and debug this issue. remember that nautilus handles the desktop so it is launched anyway
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by:Xetroximyn
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Thanks!

nautilus ended up speeding back up shortly after I posted... if it gets slow again, and I was to troubleshoot - where would I start?
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try and figure out the circumstancs. after you open a specific folder, after you plug an usb key..

run a top or ps and try to see if it a specific nautilus instance is running wild. do you use a single instance ?

run strace and see what nautilus is doing. for example waiting for a socket, or looping endlessly while polling a file
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by:jools
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have you tried `term` or `gterm`?
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