Thunar can't see any network shares

When clicking on “Browse network” in Thunar, nothing appears, while nothing has changed on my network (and there are several smb shares). It might be the same issue as Browse network but, in my case, garuda-inxi does not provide any error. I was monitoring this issue but unfortunately it was closed a few hours before.

  Kernel: 6.6.32-1-lts arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 14.1.1
    clocksource: tsc avail: hpet,acpi_pm
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts
    root=UUID=80efcaa8-f2e8-413f-a963-82a45bc5c9b9 rw rootflags=subvol=@
    quiet quiet rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
  Desktop: Xfce v: 4.18.1 tk: Gtk v: 3.24.36 wm: xfwm4 v: 4.18.0
    with: xfce4-panel tools: xfce4-screensaver avail: xautolock dm: LightDM
    v: 1.32.0 Distro: Garuda base: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop System: ASUS product: All Series v: N/A serial: N/A
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: H87M-PLUS v: Rev X.0x serial: <filter> part-nu: All
    uuid: 03000200-0400-0500-0006-000700080009 BIOS: American Megatrends v: 0603
    date: 08/06/2013
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-4670 socket: BGA1155 (1150) note: check bits: 64
    type: MCP arch: Haswell gen: core 4 level: v3 note: check built: 2013-15
    process: Intel 22nm family: 6 model-id: 0x3C (60) stepping: 3
    microcode: 0x28
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 256 KiB
    desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB L3: 6 MiB
    desc: 1x6 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2100 high: 3401 min/max: 800/3800 base/boost: 3411/3900
    scaling: driver: intel_cpufreq governor: schedutil volts: 1.2 V
    ext-clock: 100 MHz cores: 1: 3400 2: 800 3: 3401 4: 800 bogomips: 27210
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
  Vulnerabilities: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics
    vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-7.5 process: Intel 22nm
    built: 2013 ports: active: HDMI-A-1 empty: HDMI-A-2,VGA-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0
    chip-ID: 8086:0412 class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.13 compositor: xfwm4 v: 4.18.0 driver:
    X: loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: i965
    gpu: i915 display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1440 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 677x381mm (26.65x15.00")
    s-diag: 777mm (30.58")
  Monitor-1: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI1 model: HP ENVY 32 serial: <filter>
    built: 2016 res: 2560x1440 hz: 60 dpi: 92 gamma: 1.2
    size: 710x400mm (27.95x15.75") diag: 813mm (32") ratio: 16:9 modes:
    max: 2560x1440 min: 720x400
  API: Vulkan v: 1.3.279 layers: 5 device: 0 type: integrated-gpu name: Intel
    HD Graphics 4600 (HSW GT2) driver: mesa intel v: 24.1.0-arch1.1
    device-ID: 8086:0412 surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 1 type: cpu name: llvmpipe
    (LLVM 17.0.6 256 bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe v: 24.1.0-arch1.1 (LLVM
    17.0.6) device-ID: 10005:0000 surfaces: xcb,xlib
  API: OpenGL Message: Unable to show GL data. glxinfo is missing.
  Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio
    vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:03.0
    chip-ID: 8086:0c0c class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:8c20
    class-ID: 0403
  API: ALSA v: k6.6.32-1-lts status: kernel-api
    tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
  Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.7 status: n/a (root, process) with:
    1: pipewire-pulse status: active 2: wireplumber status: active
    3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin 4: pw-jack type: plugin
    tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8211/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: e000
    bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  Info: services: NetworkManager, smbd, sshd, systemd-timesyncd
  Local Storage: total: 7.51 TiB used: 3.67 TiB (48.8%)
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 840 PRO Series
    family: based SSDs size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B sata: 3.1 speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: SSD serial: <filter>
    fw-rev: 5B0Q temp: 26 C scheme: MBR
  SMART: yes state: enabled health: PASSED on: 5y 127d 15h cycles: 5828
    written: 28.75 TiB Pre-Fail: reallocated sector: 99 threshold: 10
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Seagate model: ST8000DM004-2U9188
    family: BarraCuda 3.5 (SMR) size: 7.28 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
    logical: 512 B sata: 3.1 speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: HDD rpm: 5400
    serial: <filter> fw-rev: 0001 temp: 33 C
  SMART: yes state: enabled health: PASSED on: 4434h+27m+10.687s cycles: 358
    read: 7.92 TiB written: 7.23 TiB Pre-Fail: attribute: Spin_Retry_Count
    value: 100 worst: 100 threshold: 97
  ID-1: / raw-size: 156.85 GiB size: 156.85 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 44.91 GiB (28.6%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda2
    maj-min: 8:2
  ID-2: /home raw-size: 156.85 GiB size: 156.85 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 44.91 GiB (28.6%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda2
    maj-min: 8:2
  ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 156.85 GiB size: 156.85 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 44.91 GiB (28.6%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda2
    maj-min: 8:2
  ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 156.85 GiB size: 156.85 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 44.91 GiB (28.6%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda2
    maj-min: 8:2
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.31 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 4 dev: /dev/zram0
  System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
  Memory: total: 16 GiB available: 15.31 GiB used: 2.77 GiB (18.1%)
    igpu: 256 MiB
  Processes: 254 Power: uptime: 10m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
    avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
    suspend, test_resume image: 6.11 GiB services: upowerd,xfce4-power-manager
    Init: systemd v: 255 default: graphical tool: systemctl
  Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 2201 libs: 483 tools: pamac,paru Compilers:
    gcc: 14.1.1 Shell: garuda-inxi (sudo) default: Bash v: 5.2.26
    running-in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.3.34
Garuda (2.6.26-1):
  System install date:     2023-05-27
  Last full system update: 2024-06-05
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut
  Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
  Failed units:            

I have tried $ smbtree -N to list all the shares, but it cores dump. Maybe this is this bug: 15170 – smbtree seg fault if using -N option.

A classic smbclient command is able to display network shares, so it does not seem to come from my network, eg.

 ╰─λ smbclient -L
Password for [WORKGROUP\charles]:

	Sharename       Type      Comment
	---------       ----      -------
	sauvegarde201501 Disk      WD Elements 10B8's sauvegarde201501
	IPC$            IPC       IPC Service (RT-AC68U_WHITE)
Reconnecting with SMB1 for workgroup listing.

	Server               Comment
	---------            -------

	Workgroup            Master
	---------            -------

This issue appeared about 15-30 days ago I guess.


What happens when you type smb://[ip or name]/ in Browse Network instead network:///?

This is my work around. Not a solution but can live with it.

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My best guess is that you need an optional dependency of gvfs, but they depend on the service. Check this:
Especially gvfs-smb and gvfs-dnssd (which was recently split)


Yes it’s working. Thanks! I’ll remember it if having another issue.

Yes! I have installed gvfs-dnssd, and it’s working now. Thanks a lot!

I think about all the people unaware of this recent split, and the necessity to install gvfs-dnssd. Is there some kind of information in this case? where?

(BTW, I thank all the community for the great job. After ~10 years with Mandriva Linux, and ~15 years with Ubuntu on the Desktop, Garuda is now my favorite Linux distribution. I’m a happy user since one year now.)


I don’t use it. Just discovered this stuff a few days ago as part of a very similar issue (for NextCloud, with an error message in that case, so it was easier to search) here:

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Installing gvfs-dnssd fixed Browse Network issue.

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