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Old 10-21-2007, 06:00 AM   #1
emoore
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search broken in file browser


I'm running Ubuntu 7.10. Searching no longer works in the file browser. I've even tried going to a directory, right clicking on a file, choosing properties, and copying and pasting its filename into the search field to eliminate any chance of error. It literally can't find anything.

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Old 10-21-2007, 10:46 PM   #2
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Maybe your indexing has just stopped or needs to start all over again.

Try running

Code:
locate "filename"
in the meantime in terminal.

If that doesn't work,

run

Code:
updatedb
or look at your Beagle settings.
 
Old 10-22-2007, 12:20 AM   #3
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Both locate and slocate work.

I'm not running beagle (synaptic says its not installed). My problem is the nautilus file manager. I'm not sure when it broke, but I remember before I replaced 7.0.4 with the 7.10 beta (I'm running 7.10 now) if I searched for a thunderbird directory it would return all of the contents of that directory, but not the directory. Now it just returns no search results (for anything). I have a separate home partition so rather than upgrading I installed the 7.10 beta, doing a manual format of the root and swap partitions as part of the installation.

I am running nautilus-open-terminal.

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