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== <s> Daemon </s>==
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== Hack To Stop Auto-Update ==
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)
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I have concerns about this section of the article mainly because I just installed Dropbox from the AUR and I have no .dropbox-dist directory (I have seen it in the past however). I am wondering if this is something that has changed in a more recent version of Dropbox and perhaps this directory no longer applies and renders this section of the Archi Wiki entry out of date for the moment. [[User:Taliesin|Taliesin]] ([[User talk:Taliesin|talk]]) 01:52, 26 August 2014 (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)
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:Wait until the auto-update kicks in. The auto-updater assumes that the {{ic|~/.dropbox-dist/}} directory is the installation path (and when using the upstream installer instead of AUR, it indeed is), so it just extracts the downloaded tarball into this path. For the record, the AUR package uses {{ic|/opt/dropbox/}} as the installation path. -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 07:02, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
: Initscript method removed. Close. -- [[User:Fengchao|Fengchao]] ([[User talk:Fengchao|talk]]) 11:58, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
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==Explaining how to start dropbox for all users in systemd==
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This hack saved my rear end a couple of weeks ago when Dropbox 3 was pushed (with regressions).  The only other place that seemed to hint at that trick was on Dropbox's old forum, which as far as I know was deleted.  So, I just wanted to say thanks for documenting the undocumented feature. [[User:KlipperKyle|KlipperKyle]] ([[User talk:KlipperKyle|talk]]) 05:46, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
I do not know how to do this, but I think it has to do with the User info.
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Could this be explained propperly?
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Simply removing the User= statements has some strange behaviour (as I have tried this and it makes dropbox startup together with gdm).
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Can we add multiple usernames? Or disable it for root only? What would be the best way forward?
 
  
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== Run as a daemon with systemd user ==
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The configs in section
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"Run as a daemon with systemd user"
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do not work for me. Getting an
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"Failed to get D-Bus connection: Verbindungsaufbau abgelehnt" error when executing
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"sudo systemctl --user start dropbox@:0.service".
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Configs of section "Run as a daemon with systemd user" do work however.
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[[User:Bkk|Bkk]] ([[User talk:Bkk|talk]]) 10:10, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  
==<s>dropbox without nautilus</s>==
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:I have Dropbox successfully running using systemd user with a system tray icon. I updated that section with the steps I used to get it working
What do you think of adding the procedure explained here?
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:[[User:Silverhammermba|Silverhammermba]] ([[User talk:Silverhammermba|talk]]) 20:59, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  
--> [http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=674176#p674176]
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:: Thanks for your help! Unfortunately the changes do not work for me ("start request repeated too quickly for dropbox.service" even though I waited quite some time):
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:: Feb 15 23:01:43 bkk-V5 systemd[731]: Starting Dropbox...
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::Feb 15 23:01:43 bkk-V5 systemd[731]: start request repeated too quickly for dropbox.service
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::Feb 15 23:01:43 bkk-V5 systemd[731]: Failed to start Dropbox.
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::Feb 15 23:01:43 bkk-V5 systemd[731]: Unit dropbox.service entered failed state.
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::Feb 15 23:01:43 bkk-V5 systemd[731]: dropbox.service failed.
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::So far, only starting dropbox via terminal "dropbox" does work for me. --[[User:Bkk|Bkk]] ([[User talk:Bkk|talk]]) 22:08, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
  
It describes a very simple way on how to use dropbox without nautilus, give me your feedback!
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:::The dropbox service is configured to restart when it fails, but it looks like it's always failing for you so it gets into a loop. What does {{ic|1=journalctl --user --unit=dropbox.service}} say? Or {{ic|systemctl --user status dropbox}}? Can you run other [[systemd/User|user services]] successfully?
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:::[[User:Silverhammermba|Silverhammermba]] ([[User talk:Silverhammermba|talk]]) 01:38, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  
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== Right click does not show the menu ==
  
:If no-one else is going to comment, I'd suggest you add it in, clearly labelled as an alternative to the current method.
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If right clicking the dropbox icon does not show the menu as it should, or shows the applet menu (Cinnamon, maybe others) try ending Dropbox and running it with:
:[[User:Jasonwryan|Jasonwryan]] 16:15, 19 December 2009 (EST)
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<code>dbus-launch dropbox</code>
  
::I followed those instructions and they work like a charm.--[[User:MDuo13|MDuo13]] 06:29, 30 April 2010 (EDT)
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[[User:Koassim|Koassim]] ([[User talk:Koassim|talk]]) 10:49, 18 March 2016 (UTC)
::: Info already added. Close. -- [[User:Fengchao|Fengchao]] ([[User talk:Fengchao|talk]]) 12:02, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
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:Is this another symptom of [https://www.archlinux.org/news/d-bus-now-launches-user-buses/ user buses]? -- [[User:Alad|Alad]] ([[User talk:Alad|talk]]) 11:45, 18 March 2016 (UTC)
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::Maybe? I don't know. Sorry. [[User:Koassim|Koassim]] ([[User talk:Koassim|talk]]) 18:07, 19 March 2016 (UTC)
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== The part about networkmanager does not apply anymore ==
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The networkmanager scripts are not available on the AUR anymore, so I guess the functionality has been included elsewhere? Anyone knows that?
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{{unsigned|17:15, 10 April 2016‎|OdinEidolon}}
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== Alternative for KDE ==
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The latest dolphin already have working services for dropbox, maybe it should be noted somewhere in the article as an alternative to an external client? [[User:Bugmenot2|Bugmenot2]] ([[User talk:Bugmenot2|talk]]) 23:49, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

Latest revision as of 23:49, 11 April 2016

Hack To Stop Auto-Update

I have concerns about this section of the article mainly because I just installed Dropbox from the AUR and I have no .dropbox-dist directory (I have seen it in the past however). I am wondering if this is something that has changed in a more recent version of Dropbox and perhaps this directory no longer applies and renders this section of the Archi Wiki entry out of date for the moment. Taliesin (talk) 01:52, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Wait until the auto-update kicks in. The auto-updater assumes that the ~/.dropbox-dist/ directory is the installation path (and when using the upstream installer instead of AUR, it indeed is), so it just extracts the downloaded tarball into this path. For the record, the AUR package uses /opt/dropbox/ as the installation path. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 07:02, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

This hack saved my rear end a couple of weeks ago when Dropbox 3 was pushed (with regressions). The only other place that seemed to hint at that trick was on Dropbox's old forum, which as far as I know was deleted. So, I just wanted to say thanks for documenting the undocumented feature. KlipperKyle (talk) 05:46, 30 December 2014 (UTC)


Run as a daemon with systemd user

The configs in section "Run as a daemon with systemd user" do not work for me. Getting an "Failed to get D-Bus connection: Verbindungsaufbau abgelehnt" error when executing "sudo systemctl --user start dropbox@:0.service". Configs of section "Run as a daemon with systemd user" do work however. Bkk (talk) 10:10, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

I have Dropbox successfully running using systemd user with a system tray icon. I updated that section with the steps I used to get it working
Silverhammermba (talk) 20:59, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for your help! Unfortunately the changes do not work for me ("start request repeated too quickly for dropbox.service" even though I waited quite some time):
Feb 15 23:01:43 bkk-V5 systemd[731]: Starting Dropbox...
Feb 15 23:01:43 bkk-V5 systemd[731]: start request repeated too quickly for dropbox.service
Feb 15 23:01:43 bkk-V5 systemd[731]: Failed to start Dropbox.
Feb 15 23:01:43 bkk-V5 systemd[731]: Unit dropbox.service entered failed state.
Feb 15 23:01:43 bkk-V5 systemd[731]: dropbox.service failed.
So far, only starting dropbox via terminal "dropbox" does work for me. --Bkk (talk) 22:08, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
The dropbox service is configured to restart when it fails, but it looks like it's always failing for you so it gets into a loop. What does journalctl --user --unit=dropbox.service say? Or systemctl --user status dropbox? Can you run other user services successfully?
Silverhammermba (talk) 01:38, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Right click does not show the menu

If right clicking the dropbox icon does not show the menu as it should, or shows the applet menu (Cinnamon, maybe others) try ending Dropbox and running it with: dbus-launch dropbox

Koassim (talk) 10:49, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

Is this another symptom of user buses? -- Alad (talk) 11:45, 18 March 2016 (UTC)
Maybe? I don't know. Sorry. Koassim (talk) 18:07, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

The part about networkmanager does not apply anymore

The networkmanager scripts are not available on the AUR anymore, so I guess the functionality has been included elsewhere? Anyone knows that?

—This unsigned comment is by OdinEidolon (talk) 17:15, 10 April 2016‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Alternative for KDE

The latest dolphin already have working services for dropbox, maybe it should be noted somewhere in the article as an alternative to an external client? Bugmenot2 (talk) 23:49, 11 April 2016 (UTC)