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==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?
 
 
== 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:
 
 
{{hc|$HOME/.config/systemd/user/dropbox.service|<nowiki>
 
[Unit]
 
Description=Dropbox
 
After=xorg.target
 
 
[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
 
 
[Install]
 
WantedBy=session.target
 
</nowiki>}}
 
 
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.
 
 
: please sign your post with {{ic|<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>}} next time
 
: read manpage systemd.service(5), especially SuccessExitStatus and KillSignal might be useful
 
: btw. this [https://github.com/lahwaacz/archlinux-dotfiles/blob/master/home/.config/systemd/user/dropbox.service] works for me...
 
: -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 13:46, 7 June 2013 (UTC)
 

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