[arch-general] Dropbox requires setup each time I boot

Lorenzo Bandieri lorenzo.bandieri at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 02:53:33 EDT 2014

Hi Squall,

2014-09-22 20:46 GMT+02:00 Squall Lionheart <headmastersquall at gmail.com>:
> I use the dropbox client as provided on their web site.  Everything works
> as expected however, when I reboot my machine it requires me to setup my
> local folder each time.  I also run a Fedora 20 system with a similar setup
> and I only had to set up my local folder once.
> Anyone know what would cause this behavior and how to correct it?

Do you have a particular reason for not running the dropbox package in
the AUR, as Joel suggested?
I'm using it without problems.

Anyway, the first thing I'd do would be to launch dropboxd from the
command line to see if it outputs some useful error messages. Another
thing I'd try would be to backup and then rm the .dropbox and
.dropbox-dist folders (or, alternatively, setup dropbox in a clean
environment, e.g. from a test user).

FWIW, my permissions are the same as yours.

Hope this helps,


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