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brianmcgee 11-18-2007 03:17 AM

Upgrade 6->8: Could not open location 'file:///home/user'
I've upgraded my Fedora box from 6 to 8 and now I experience the following problem:

When I login with a new/old user using the Gnome environment, I could not browse my home directory using Places->Home Folder.


Could not open location 'file:///home/user'
There is no default action associated with this location.
I think that I am missing a config file that specifies various environments. Although these configs should be copied from the skel if I create a new user...

Clues anyone?

Simon Bridge 11-18-2007 05:37 AM

"Upgrade" on fedora is unreliable, especially when upgrading across two releases.

If you go to
applications--->system tools-->configuration editor
... you can go to apps>nautilus>desktop and add the home folder to your desktop.

Test this to see if it works.

You can try:
In firefox, browse to file:///home/user

Open another location, and browse to your home directory.

brianmcgee 11-18-2007 01:33 PM

Well there is a icon to my home folder on the desktop and I can browse it with nautilus/firefox. However the gnome menu Places->Home Folder does not work as expected. Same with Places->Desktop. Places->Computer works though.

Also I think that there are a lot icons simply not showing right in Nautilus. Instead there is only a non descriptive icon and a link with $name.desktop. If I want to use it:


Couldn't display "computer:///Network.desktop".
The location is not a folder.
Rather odd, isn't it?

Simon Bridge 11-18-2007 07:55 PM


Rather odd, isn't it?
But not entirely unexpected.

You have attempted to upgrade from FC6 to f8. Going from 7 to 8 is tricky enough. Quite a bit has changed since 6.

geek_man 11-20-2007 03:08 PM

From Fedora 6 to Fedora 8

Is it possible to upgrade from Fedora 6 to Fedora 8? I have read that you should go from Fedora 6 to Fedora 7 and then to Fedora 8.

It is better to make a fresh install, isn't it?

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