My problem is that I have manually mounted a NFS network share on my Mac and that now the system keeps on trying to remount it and doing so it displays an annoying focused popup telling: "There was a problem connecting to the server ...". If I close it, it is coming back several minutes later, and so on!
I have rebooted the Mac but I was greating by the popup once logged back in.
How can I tell my Mac to stop trying to mount the NFS share and forget it?
Recently, I was trying to do some benchmarking for my home server (HP MicroServer with NAS4Free or Fedora) to find the proper configuration set.
As the main client of this home server would be my Mac, I did the test from the Mac and mounted the NFS share using:
mount -t nfs -o tcp,nfsvers=4 ip:/path ~/Projects/mnt
It did not work, so I switched back to NFSv3:
mount -t nfs -o tcp,nfsvers=3 ip:/path ~/Projects/mnt
At the end of the test, I turned off the server before unmounting the share, which I did not care much as there is nothing yet important on this server. However, OS X complained and ask me to disconnect the drive or ignore and I disconnected it. But several minutes later I got the popup.
I did many investigations:
- boot in safe mode: I don't have the popup
- login a another user: I do have the popup
- login holding down shift: I do have the popup
- deinstalling or deconfiguring TimeMachine, SpotLight, CrashPlan, Dropbox, etc.: I happen to have been in a state where for several hours I had no popup
- I tried reinstalling one by one, 1st TimeMachine, then SpotLight and CrashPlan. I rebooted between each and no popup. Then Dropbox and the popup appeared more or less at the end of the installation (cohincidence?). I removed Dropbox again but to my surprise I still have the popup. So it is perhaps one of the 3 previous app/services.
I have raised the question in a forum thread at Apple, but so far no solution. I then decided to turn to the StackExchange community for words of wisdom.