Gnome Files | Too many open files
For w while now i noticed that whenever i try to right click and properties a folder, the system hangs and bunch of small dialog windows pops up with this messege: "Too Many Open Files", i tried reinstalling the "nautilus" package and completely removing the package and re-installing bu it didnt work, finally i used the trace command to trace the process and see what is wrong and found out the problem and a solution to it.
The Problem: System wide there is a limitation in handling files it is by defualt 1024 files for now you can check yours by using this command: "ulimit -n"
The Solution: we need to Increase the Limit to a higher number to do that follow these steps:
- Open this File: sudo nano /etc/security/limits.conf
- Past the below code @ the end of the file
* hard nofile 500000 * soft nofile 500000 root hard nofile 500000 root soft nofile 500000
- Save the File and Relogin agian, if you check again using this command "ulimit -n", you can see now that the limit has bean increased. Now you can check Gnome Files and it should wokr fine (: