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Dropbox setup disappears on reboot
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bogsta

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PostPosted: Mon 31 Dec 2012, 13:52    Post subject:  Dropbox setup disappears on reboot  

I have newly installed Lupu 520 on an old VIA Epia. Most is fine and I was happy to find a pet to install Dropbox.
However, when I reboot the connection to Dropbox disappears and I have to go thru the setup procedure again.
I assume there may be a way to fix this?
Thanks
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666philb


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PostPosted: Tue 01 Jan 2013, 13:13    Post subject:  

hi bogsta

try this portable dropbox http://sourceforge.net/projects/portable/files/Dropbox%201.1.43/download

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan 2013, 17:24    Post subject:  

Hi 666philb,
Thanks for your quick reply.
I downloaded the app you advised, but even though I instruct it to autostart it does not.
I have a frugal install with a symlink to the actual Dropbox on another disk which does not mount automatically. Can this be the reason?
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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan 2013, 17:29    Post subject:  

right click on the file and rename it to just 'dropbox', (as i believe if there are spaces in the name it won't autostart)
then open /root/startup and drag and drop it there, choose the 'link relative' option

dropbox should now autostart

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan 2013, 18:59    Post subject:  

Hi again,
No autostart!
What do you think - should I move the files back into the disk that is automatically mounted / mount the disk where the files are? I don't know how to automatically mount disks - I will have to google on this ..
My files on Dropbox are shared with another dist on the same computer. This is why they sit on another partition.
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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan 2013, 20:23    Post subject:  

hi bogsta,

i missed that bit,
you can use this to automount partitions & disks http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=50845

let me know how you get on

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jan 2013, 16:29    Post subject:  

Hi again,
I am back to square one, and I only have myself to blame. For some reason I checked if my video card was the best one and I was advised to try x-org high. I did, and on reboot Puppy hung completely and after having been googling on this unsuccessfully for hours I went back to one of my previous attempts at Puppy on the same computer - Wary 533.
OK - so I backtracked, downloaded following your isntructions, and now I can't open the Dropbox app!
I tried to get to it in the terminal but it refuses to be recognized.. This is what I get:
bash: Dropbox 1.1.43: command not found
The startmount app is up and running.
Now I will not mess around with the video settings and try to remain with Wary, but how do I open the Dropbox app????
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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jan 2013, 17:17    Post subject:  

hi bogsta ..

you might need to right click on it an choose 'permissions' then the 'a+x (Make executable/searchable)" option

after doing that left clicking on it should run it ..... that's if it works in wary,

edit: in wary i think that you'll need these two libs .....
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19554672/libdbus-1-3_1.2.16-2ubuntu4_i386.deb
and http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19554672/libdbus-glib-1-2_0.84-1_i386.deb

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jan 2013, 18:37    Post subject:  

Hi 666philb,
Thanks for your patience ...
I have made the Dropbox executable + added the 2 missing llibs. Still does not work.
What else is there to try?
... and I cannot understand why I can't open it in the terminal. This worked fine on my Lupu before I it up.
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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan 2013, 12:43    Post subject:  

hi bogsta,

i just tried it in a fresh wary and it worked for me , even without those two libs. it should work in most pups and solves the loss of settings bug you were getting.

this is a portable app and to run it in a terminal you need to open the folder that it's in, right click and choose 'window' then 'terminal here' then
Code:
./dropbox
or whatever you've renamed it to.
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