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== <s> Daemon </s>==
I think that [[Dropbox#Daemon]] section can be removed from this page :D what do you think?  --[[User:Umby213|Umby213]] ([[User talk:Umby213|talk]]) 12:57, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
I agree. I just updated the section about using Dropbox as a daemon with Systemd, and moved it to the top of the sections about daemons. I did not remove the initscripts-based section; if a third person agrees that it should be removed I think (s)he can go ahead and do so. --[[User:AsmundEr|AsmundEr]] ([[User talk:AsmundEr|talk]]) 11:33, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
: Initscript method removed. Close. -- [[User:Fengchao|Fengchao]] ([[User talk:Fengchao|talk]]) 11:58, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
==Explaining how to start dropbox for all users in systemd==
I do not know how to do this, but I think it has to do with the User info.
Could this be explained propperly?
Simply removing the User= statements has some strange behaviour (as I have tried this and it makes dropbox startup together with gdm).
Can we add multiple usernames? Or disable it for root only? What would be the best way forward?
==<s>dropbox without nautilus</s>==
What do you think of adding the procedure explained here?
--> [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=674176#p674176]
It describes a very simple way on how to use dropbox without nautilus, give me your feedback!
:If no-one else is going to comment, I'd suggest you add it in, clearly labelled as an alternative to the current method.
:[[User:Jasonwryan|Jasonwryan]] 16:15, 19 December 2009 (EST)
::I followed those instructions and they work like a charm.--[[User:MDuo13|MDuo13]] 06:29, 30 April 2010 (EDT)
::: Info already added. Close. -- [[User:Fengchao|Fengchao]] ([[User talk:Fengchao|talk]]) 12:02, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
== Dropbox in systemd --user ==
I had trouble with dropbox not starting correctly in systemd --user. There were 2 problems:
* /usr/bin/dropboxd apparently forks off a child daemon. I couldn't find how to start the daemon without forking.
* /usr/bin/dropboxd exits with status code 9/KILL. This makes systemd kill its control-group and thereby its child (the daemon) too.
The original dropbox@.service did not work for me because of these two issues. Stopping dropboxd with systemd also did not work before.
To fix this I have the following in $HOME/.config/systemd/user/dropbox.service:
Type=forking                                  # dropboxd forks off to a daemon and isn't itself long-running
ExecStart=/bin/sh -c '/usr/bin/dropboxd; true' # dropboxd always exists with 9, so just ignore the exit code
KillMode=process                              # Upon exiting, kill the process, not the control-group
The DISPLAY environment is already in the environment, so Environment=DISPLAY=:0 is not needed. Also, this service does not detect when dropbox exited; I'm not sure how to fix this at the moment. Input on this is appreciated.

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