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#1 2013-03-18 05:00:34

aragorn22
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Dropbox on awesome

Can not properly configure the autostart of dropbox. I have arch + awesome, wifi via netcfg and dropbox 2.0.0-1 from AUR.

1) On dropbox preferences checked "start dropbox on system start" (has ~/.config/autostart/dropbox.desktop)
2) Dropbox start as service via systemctl. After boot

[gena@x230 ~]$ systemctl status dropbox\@gena
dropbox@gena.service - Dropbox
	  Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/dropbox@.service; enabled)
	  Active: active (running) since Fri 2013-03-15 21:41:20 MSK; 10min ago
	Main PID: 624 (dropbox)
	  CGroup: name=systemd:/system/dropbox@.service/gena
		  └─624 /opt/dropbox/dropbox

3) htop says that dropbox work
4) I add to /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/@dropbox@gena.service (symlink to /usr/lib/systemd/system/dropbox@.service) in service section

Environment=DISPLAY=:0

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=157629

My files don't synchronized (i.e. dropbox don't work), icon on awesome tray is not displayed.
I tried to customize the interface (/etc/network.d/interfaces/wlp3s0)

POST_UP="su -c 'DISPLAY=:0 /usr/bin/dropboxd &' gena"
PRE_DOWN="killall dropbox"

but it did not help.

If i do after boot

sudo systemctl stop dropbox\@gena
sudo systemctl start dropbox\@gena

than dropbox work correctly. Where i am wrong?

Last edited by aragorn22 (2013-03-18 05:02:30)

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#2 2013-03-18 06:06:19

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Re: Dropbox on awesome

if you're using awesome, why not just add

dropboxd &

to .xinitrc? Is there some advantage to starting it via systemd?

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#3 2013-03-18 06:17:32

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Re: Dropbox on awesome

cris9288 wrote:

if you're using awesome, why not just add

dropboxd &

to .xinitrc? Is there some advantage to starting it via systemd?


It doesn't try to start another instance when you restart X...


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#4 2013-03-18 06:19:56

aragorn22
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Re: Dropbox on awesome

I'm sorry, I did not say that I sometimes do not run X (for example, when I turn laptop to send data via ftp). So I would like to work with dropbox with and without awesome.

Last edited by aragorn22 (2013-03-18 06:42:04)

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#5 2013-03-18 13:54:08

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Re: Dropbox on awesome

From what I remember dropbox will fail if it is started before you have a WiFi signal.

This was my solution.
~.xinitrc

# Start dropbox
sleep 45 && dropboxd &

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#6 2013-03-18 14:07:00

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Re: Dropbox on awesome

doug piston wrote:

From what I remember dropbox will fail if it is started before you have a WiFi signal.

This was my solution.
~.xinitrc

# Start dropbox
sleep 45 && dropboxd &

He said he wants to use dropbox even in tty, so that solution isn't valid.

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#7 2013-03-18 15:14:30

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Re: Dropbox on awesome

xacobe97 wrote:

He said he wants to use dropbox even in tty, so that solution isn't valid.

Apologies. That's what I get for posting at 6am.

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#8 2013-03-18 15:47:11

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Re: Dropbox on awesome

Is something like the 'sleep 45' suggestion possible for the systemd service the op has set up?  I ask because I'm not that familiar with creating/modifying systemd services.


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#9 2013-03-18 15:54:18

gridcol
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Re: Dropbox on awesome

doug piston wrote:

From what I remember dropbox will fail if it is started before you have a WiFi signal.

After=network.target

- https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=158722

Last edited by gridcol (2013-03-18 15:56:55)

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#10 2013-03-18 19:39:11

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Re: Dropbox on awesome

doug piston wrote:
xacobe97 wrote:

He said he wants to use dropbox even in tty, so that solution isn't valid.

Apologies. That's what I get for posting at 6am.

Don't worry man, i'm not a human being before 1 pm. That's why i fail at school. Also sorry, i think my previous answer sounded unfriendly.

Last edited by xacobe97 (2013-03-18 20:00:39)

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#11 2013-03-19 04:01:03

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Re: Dropbox on awesome

Ok, thanks to all.
My service file:

[Unit]
Description=Dropbox
After=local-fs.target network.target

[Service]
Environment=DISPLAY=:0
Type=simple
ExecStart=/usr/bin/dropboxd
ExecReload=/bin/kill -HUP $MAINPID
KillMode=process
Restart=always
User=%I

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

If I understand, I need to enable the service NetworkManager-wait-online?
But when I do it, I get

[gena@x230 ~]$ sudo systemctl enable NetworkManager-wait-online.service
[sudo] password for root: 
Failed to issue method call: No such file or directory

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#12 2013-03-19 06:03:15

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Re: Dropbox on awesome

I use a standard servcice file, but this hack on the dropbox page:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dropbox#Connecting...

with a slightly different network test; that way it only starts once I have an established network connection:

#!/bin/sh

# Copyright 2008 Evenflow, Inc., 2010 Dropbox
#
# Environment script for the dropbox executable.

start_dropbox() {
PAR=$(dirname $(readlink -f $0))
OLD_LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$PAR:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH 

TMP1=$(ps -C dropbox -opid=)
if [ -n "$TMP1" ]; then
  kill -9 "$TMP1" >/dev/null 2>&1
fi
exec $PAR/dropbox $@ &
}

do_dropbox() {
start_dropbox >/dev/null 2>&1
while [ 1 ]; do
  sleep 5
  ERROR="$(net_test)"
  if [ -n "$ERROR" ]; then
    LAST_ERROR=1
  else
    if [ -n "$LAST_ERROR" ]; then
      # Connection seems to be up but last cycle was down
      LAST_ERROR=""
      start_dropbox >/dev/null 2>&1
    fi
  fi
done

}

net_test() {
    netup="$(ping -qc 3 google.com 2>/dev/null)"
[ -z "$netup" ] && echo "error"
}

do_dropbox

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#13 2013-03-19 07:25:57

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Re: Dropbox on awesome

I use netctl's (formally netcfg) ExecUpPost to run a script which sets up my proxy settings and runs wget to obtain my external IP address and save it into /home/conf/my_ip

I also run an inotifywait on /home/conf/my_ip which starts dropbox (and offlineimap) when my_ip contains a value and kills them when my_ip is blank (its cleared by netctl as well).

Sounds like something I could handle with systemd, now that I think about it, but its worked well for me for years.


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#14 2013-03-19 13:47:27

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Re: Dropbox on awesome

I change /opt/dropbox/dropboxd content as jasonwryan variant. Now when I start awesome dropbox work. But when I restart awesome sometimes (or maybe always) dropbox can not work and icon always not displayed.

Last edited by aragorn22 (2013-03-19 14:19:07)

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#15 2013-03-23 17:24:14

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Re: Dropbox on awesome

Environment=DISPLAY=:0

Thanks for that hint. Indeed that brings up the tray icon when Dropbox is started from systemd.

Excellent!

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