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Dropbox on Cinnamon

asked 2016-07-07 13:54:10 -0600

layertwo gravatar image

Hi,

Im running Fedora 24 with Cinnamon and Dropbox just wont load.

I used to have a script on Fedora 23 that worked like a charm:

#!/bin/bash 
# DropStart.sh
# Dropbox custom startup script to show the icon in the Panel
dropbox start -i
sleep 10;
dropbox stop
sleep 10;
dropbox start -i

I created a startup program with a delay of 6 seconds and it worked on Fedora 23.

For some reason, it just doesnt work on the new F24 with Cinnamon 3.0.6

If I switch back to Gnome, Dropbox works just fine.

Any ideas?

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Hey! Why you use a script for start dropbox? It is automatic... Are you installed nemo-dropbox?

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2016-07-07 17:59:45 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-07-11 00:53:40 -0600

layertwo gravatar image

updated 2016-07-11 12:12:43 -0600

This works: Source https://www.dropboxforum.com/hc/en-us...

add QT_STYLE_OVERRIDE="" to dropboxd (in .dropbox-dist). You should add it above the last line.

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answered 2016-07-07 16:22:02 -0600

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updated 2016-07-07 16:22:51 -0600

look at your home .config/autostart folder and see if there is a dropbox.desktop file if not add one like this:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Dropbox
GenericName=File Synchronizer
Comment=Sync your files across computers and to the web
Exec=dropbox start -i
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Icon=dropbox
Categories=Network;FileTransfer;
StartupNotify=false

That should startup dropbox after cinnamon has finish loading.

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dropbox start Starting Dropbox...Dropbox isn't running! Done!

layertwo gravatar imagelayertwo ( 2016-07-08 00:07:12 -0600 )edit

Hi,

Thanks. Unfortunately it doesnt... I click on Dropbox and nothing happens.

My file was as yours:

cat ~/.config/autostart/dropbox.desktop

cat: /root/.config/autostart/dropbox.desktop: No such file or directory [root@Lenovo rgallego]# cat /usr/share/applications/dropbox.desktop [Desktop Entry] Name=Dropbox GenericName=File Synchronizer Comment=Sync your files across computers and to the web Exec=dropbox start -i Terminal=false Type=Application Icon=dropbox Categories=Network;FileTransfer; StartupNotify=false X-GNOME-Autostart-Delay=10

layertwo gravatar imagelayertwo ( 2016-07-08 13:39:00 -0600 )edit
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answered 2016-07-08 00:38:13 -0600

geforce gravatar image

updated 2016-07-08 00:38:50 -0600

If you use rpmfusion dropbox and nemo-dropbox the issue shouldn't exist as I added a 10 second delay to startup

 $ cat /usr/share/applications/dropbox.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Dropbox
GenericName=File Synchronizer
Comment=Sync your files across computers and to the web
Exec=dropbox start -i
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Icon=dropbox
Categories=Network;FileTransfer;
StartupNotify=false
X-GNOME-Autostart-Delay=10

On first run dropbox copies the desktop file to ~/.config/autostart/dropbox.desktop

$ cat ~/.config/autostart/dropbox.desktop 
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Dropbox
GenericName=File Synchronizer
Comment=Sync your files across computers and to the web
Exec=dropbox start -i
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Icon=dropbox
Categories=Network;FileTransfer;
StartupNotify=false
X-GNOME-Autostart-Delay=10
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How do I install dropbox from rpmfusion rather than the official Dropbox?

layertwo gravatar imagelayertwo ( 2016-07-11 00:55:10 -0600 )edit

you need to install the rpmfusion release files (free and nonfree) Then run

sudo dnf install nemo-dropbox

you will also need to delete the current autostart file in .config/autostart and rerun dropdox from the menu.

geforce gravatar imagegeforce ( 2016-07-11 02:06:42 -0600 )edit
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answered 2016-07-08 00:06:34 -0600

layertwo gravatar image

I needed the script because it looks this is a known issue with Cinnamon. IT was the only way yo get it to work with Fedora 23...

On Fedora 24 even running Dropbox with sudo doesnt work:

# dropbox start
Starting Dropbox...Dropbox isn't running!
Done!
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