[SOLVED] Linuxmint 19 - Cinnamon: Dropbox - Can't Monitor Dropbox Folder

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[SOLVED] Linuxmint 19 - Cinnamon: Dropbox - Can't Monitor Dropbox Folder

Post by yeejr » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:51 pm

Fresh install of Linuxmint 19 (Cinnamon), fully updated and Dropbox installed. After downloading most of my files, the Dropbox icon grays out with a red "x" in the lower right corner - status reads "Can't Monitor Dropbox folder - click to fix". Always received this error in earlier versions of LM, and at least in 17.2/17.3 the link worked. Unfortunately it does not appear to work currently. Any other fixes?
Last edited by yeejr on Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Linuxmint 19 - Cinnamon: Dropbox - Can't Monitor Dropbox Folder

Post by FBluedevil » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:42 pm

Sorry can't offer any help only tell you that I also ran into the same problem with Linuxmint19 - XFCE. Have not found a solution yet.

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Re: Linuxmint 19 - Cinnamon: Dropbox - Can't Monitor Dropbox Folder

Post by weblike » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:22 am

Hi,

I have this problem too.
Linux mint 19 Cinnamon :(

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Re: Linuxmint 19 - Cinnamon: Dropbox - Can't Monitor Dropbox Folder

Post by sgtor » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:39 am

I'm using Linuxmint 19 Mate and I can't even get a menu from the right clicking the icon. It was the same in the beta and I hoped it would be fixed in the release.
As a temporary solution I'm using rclone. I may just make it a permanent solution since it works with google drive too and a whole bunch of other cloud services.

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Re: Linuxmint 19 - Cinnamon: Dropbox - Can't Monitor Dropbox Folder

Post by gogolink » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:08 am

Same here. Mint 19 Cinnamon.
Fresh install, but took home partition over from previous 17.3 install.

Dropbox initially worked, now shows icon with white x on red, and message "Dropbox 52.4.60 - Can't access Dropbox folder - Can't monitor Dropbox folder (click to fix)". Message "Can't monitor Dropbox folder (click to fix)" also appears in Dropbox context menu, but clicking it doesn't do a thing.

I already once deleted the hidden folders (in Home) ".dropbox" and ".dropbox-dist", and allowed Dropbox to reconnect and reindex all files. Thought that helped -- it did initially. But today, I have again no access.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Linuxmint 19 - Cinnamon: Dropbox - Can't Monitor Dropbox Folder

Post by mwbworld » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:45 am

Interesting. I haven't installed 19 yet (still on 18.3 cinnamon) but am contemplating it this week after I install and test on my laptop first.

Hopefully this is resolved soon since dropbox is fairly important to me.
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Re: Linuxmint 19 - Cinnamon: Dropbox - Can't Monitor Dropbox Folder

Post by gogolink » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:55 am

I believe that this command solved the issue for me:

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echo fs.inotify.max_user_watches=100000 | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf; sudo sysctl -p
I found the suggestion on this (German) post:
viewtopic.php?f=64&t=271130&p=1482944&h ... x#p1482944

...where I found a link to this one:
https://www.linuxquestions.org/question ... 175626024/

I'm not sure I fully understand the issue, but it looks to me as if I messed up something about my system's readiness to monitor folders (executed, I believe, by an app possibly called "inotify") when I executed Nemo as a super-user, stupidly using the command "sudo nemo" (instead of gksudo nemo).

The following command (which doesn't change anything) informed me that there were indeed issues with the inotify "watches":

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tail -f /var/log/syslog
I got quite a long output, mostly consisting of repetitions of the beginning:
Jul 9 09:54:30 gogo-Inspiron-3847 [2539]: Unable to monitor entire Dropbox folder hierarchy. Please run "echo fs.inotify.max_user_watches=100000 | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf; sudo sysctl -p" and restart Dropbox to fix the problem.
So I did quit Dropbox, ran the command, restarted Dropbox -- et voilà!
So far, so good. I'll be back here if the problem comes up again...
Last edited by gogolink on Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: [SOLVED] Linuxmint 19 - Cinnamon: Dropbox - Can't Monitor Dropbox Folder

Post by yeejr » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:37 pm

Thank you. That appears to have worked.

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Re: Linuxmint 19 - Cinnamon: Dropbox - Can't Monitor Dropbox Folder

Post by serjflint » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:06 am

gogolink wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:55 am
I believe that this command solved the issue for me:

Code: Select all

echo fs.inotify.max_user_watches=100000 | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf; sudo sysctl -p
I found the suggestion on this (German) post:
viewtopic.php?f=64&t=271130&p=1482944&h ... x#p1482944

...where I found a link to this one:
https://www.linuxquestions.org/question ... 175626024/

I'm not sure I fully understand the issue, but it looks to me as if I messed up something about my system's readiness to monitor folders (executed, I believe, by an app possibly called "inotify") when I executed Nemo as a super-user, stupidly using the command "sudo nemo" (instead of gksudo nemo).

The following command (which doesn't change anything) informed me that there were indeed issues with the inotify "watches":

Code: Select all

tail -f /var/log/syslog
I got quite a long output, mostly consisting of repetitions of the beginning:
Jul 9 09:54:30 gogo-Inspiron-3847 [2539]: Unable to monitor entire Dropbox folder hierarchy. Please run "echo fs.inotify.max_user_watches=100000 | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf; sudo sysctl -p" and restart Dropbox to fix the problem.
So I did quit Dropbox, ran the command, restarted Dropbox -- et voilà!
So far, so good. I'll be back here if the problem comes up again...
Worked for me
Linux Mint 17.1
Motherboard ASUS Maximus VI Formula, CPU Intel i5 4590, nVidia GTX 760, Wi-fi Broadcom BCM4352, Ethernet Intel I217-V

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