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#1 2011-11-04 16:33:04

geo909
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[SOLVED] Dropbox "connecting" forever

Dear all,

I run a minimal setup with the dwm window manager. I have made a command line install of dropbox
as presented here:
http://wiki.dropbox.com/TipsAndTricks/T … nuxInstall

My problem is the following: if I turn on the laptop without connecting to the internet, then obviously dropbox
cannot connect. However if I establish connection later, dropbox will still be unable to connect. If I place the
mouse over the tray icon, it will just say "Connecting.." but it will never eventually connect.

The exact issue is addressed in the arch wiki, however the solution presented there does not work for me,
I always get the same results from dropbox:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dropbox#Connecting...

Do you have any ideas or hints about how I could fix this problem?

Many thanks in advance!

Last edited by geo909 (2011-11-04 18:57:24)

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#2 2011-11-04 16:41:58

lagagnon
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Re: [SOLVED] Dropbox "connecting" forever

What about just trying to stop and restart the dropbox daemon :

pkill dropbox
dropboxd &

You could put that in a simple bash alias.


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#3 2011-11-04 16:43:54

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Re: [SOLVED] Dropbox "connecting" forever

Start dropbox AFTER getting internet conection

or restart dropbox when you get the connection

You could use the dropbox-cli package for that

Last edited by ethail (2011-11-04 16:44:25)


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#4 2011-11-04 17:11:51

geo909
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Re: [SOLVED] Dropbox "connecting" forever

I didn't know about the dropbox-cli package! It seems to be easy to write a script checking
the status and reconnecting if needed.. I will try to do that later and will post it if it works..

Thanks a lot!

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#5 2011-11-04 18:25:07

geo909
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Re: [SOLVED] Dropbox "connecting" forever

Solved! I wrote this script that I execute from .xinitrc. Whenever dropbox is hung and there is
a connection, it restarts it.

 #!/bin/bash

# While there is a connection, the script checks every 60 secs if 
# the dropbox status is "Dropbox isn't running" or "Connecting",
# and if so, it reconnects the service. Could start from .xinitrc.

while true; do
	ping -c 1 www.google.com 1>/dev/null 2>/dev/null
	if [ "$?" = 0 ]; then
		dropbox status | egrep 'isn|Connecting'>null
		if [ "$?" = 0 ]; then
			dropbox stop
			dropbox start
		fi
 	fi
	sleep 2
done

Last edited by geo909 (2011-11-04 18:25:25)

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