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Ubuntuone and dropbox

asked 2013-04-11 16:51:19 +0000

sohaeb gravatar image

updated 2013-04-11 17:22:34 +0000

Is i3 compatible with Dropbox/UbuntuOne apps in Ubuntu ?

Because I added couple of documents to dropbox folder and when I opened the website they weren't there. Meaning it seems syncing doesn't work when using i3wm.

Is there a solution or workaround to this problem ?

EDIT: For those who want to start the UbuntuOne client. Type :


and to control it use the command u1sdtool

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answered 2013-04-11 16:56:17 +0000

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How about starting the Dropbox client first? If "dropbox start" works from the command line, put "exec --no-startup-id dropbox start" in your i3 config.

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ya it says done after running `dropbox start` command. Let me try copying a file there.EDIT: it worked. Now trying to add the command to i3 config.

sohaeb gravatar imagesohaeb ( 2013-04-11 16:58:07 +0000 )edit

answered 2013-04-11 17:10:32 +0000

konni gravatar image

this has nothing to do with the window manager you use. start the respective daemons and it will work.

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Ya, I just figured out that. I am still newb :-)

sohaeb gravatar imagesohaeb ( 2013-04-11 17:18:52 +0000 )edit

answered 2013-04-11 21:49:34 +0000

I depend heavily on Dropbox, so it's one of the first things I got sorted with i3...

Not only the sync works, but the Nautilus integration.

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In my config file, I basically have this:

exec ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd
exec sudo bash -c "echo 100000 > /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches"

(latter is required for Dropbox to manage large file quantities)

Note: the command "dropbox" (/usr/bin/dropbox) does not work. Didn't spend too much time on this, but I guess it is because this is not the daemon, but the download/configuration for the proprietary stuff, which is stored in your ~/.dropbox-dist directory.

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