Dropbox still an issue in 18.3 startup

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Dropbox still an issue in 18.3 startup

Post by catch22 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:40 am

For several releases now Dropbox always needed workarounds for startup.
It looks like in 18.3 it still is an issue?
Simply adding Dropbox in the StartUp Applications still doesn't work - after every reboot it's gone again :|
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Re: Dropbox still an issue in 18.3 startup

Post by aes2011 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:50 am

catch22 wrote:For several releases now Dropbox always needed workarounds for startup.
It looks like in 18.3 it still is an issue?
Simply adding Dropbox in the StartUp Applications still doesn't work - after every reboot it's gone again :|
Putting

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~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd
preferably with the full path instead of "~" may work.

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Re: Dropbox still an issue in 18.3 startup

Post by Costas » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:23 pm

On a clean install of LM 18.3 cinnamon edition, dropbox works as expected for me. I used the dropbox package from the software manager. It shows version 40.4.46. Only problem was the icon on my hiDPI screen which I replaced with a bigger one and it scales properly. (I know I am not helping you, I just thought I will leave my findings in case people think dropbox does not work in LM for everyone)

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Re: Dropbox still an issue in 18.3 startup

Post by catch22 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:30 pm

aes2011 wrote:[Putting

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~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd
preferably with the full path instead of "~" may work.
Do you mean replacing the command

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dropbox start -i
or, something else that I don't follow, I guess..?
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Re: Dropbox still an issue in 18.3 startup

Post by Laurentius » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:21 am

How strange i have the exact opposite problem: i can't remove dropbox from start up. I do, but when dropbox is launched, it gets into start up aplications again.
I'm using LM 18.3 XFCE.

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Re: Dropbox still an issue in 18.3 startup

Post by catch22 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:19 pm

Putting

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/home/ludo/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd
in Start Up Applications as custom command didn't work.
On reboot it has disappeared from Start Up Applications.
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Re: Dropbox still an issue in 18.3 startup

Post by MintyDude » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:25 pm

I use

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dropbox stop
followed by

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dropbox start -i
then it will be good for a while.

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Re: Dropbox still an issue in 18.3 startup

Post by catch22 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:19 am

MintyDude wrote:I use

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dropbox stop
followed by

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dropbox start -i
then it will be good for a while.
Only if you don't ever reboot.. :|
I need it to stick and work at startup.
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Re: Dropbox still an issue in 18.3 startup

Post by MintyDude » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:48 pm

Go to Startup Applications and see if Dropbox is installed. Click on Dropbox, then Edit. Make sure the Command is

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dropbox start-i
Then put the Startup delay to 5, 10 or 15 and press Save. Reboot and see what happens!

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Re: Dropbox still an issue in 18.3 startup

Post by catch22 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:21 am

MintyDude wrote:Go to Startup Applications and see if Dropbox is installed. Click on Dropbox, then Edit. Make sure the Command is

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dropbox start-i
Then put the Startup delay to 5, 10 or 15 and press Save. Reboot and see what happens!
What happens is exactly the problem.. it's gone every time.
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Re: Dropbox still an issue in 18.3 startup

Post by MintyDude » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:25 am

try deleting the app and reinstall it?

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Re: Dropbox still an issue in 18.3 startup

Post by jfbourdeau » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:28 pm

I have using Mint 18.3 but mate version
So I don<'t have the time delay option as in CINAMON

The commande is dropbox start -i
Can I add something to that to delay ? as the GUI do not allow to put a delay value in seconds ?
JF

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