Dropbox

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Dropbox

Post#1 by FFNOX » 12 Dec 2015, 03:05

Hello!

I am a new Porteus user, and I have a problem. I am attempting to run Dropbox, but every time a reboot, I must reconnect my account (log back in). I do not know if I've installed it incorrectly or what. Currently, I am running Dropbox as a module that loads at boot.

If anyone could help me it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Good day!

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Re: Dropbox

Post#2 by tome » 12 Dec 2015, 11:21

every time a reboot, I must reconnect my account
In Porteus Fresh Boot Mode everything is lost after reboot, try changes cheatcode or point by symlink (ln -s) ".dropbox" directory to directory on your hard drive (eventually Dropbox dir also if you haven't changed your dropbox settings).

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Re: Dropbox

Post#3 by FFNOX » 12 Dec 2015, 15:03

Hello, Tome!

I am not booting Porteus in Fresh Mode, I'm booting as guest with the copy2ram cheatcode, so my changes are saved to a .dat container (I'm using a FAT32 partition). Here is what my boot option looks like in Porteus.cfg.

I'm sorry, but I'm not sure what you mean by "point by symlink (ln -s) ".dropbox" directory to directory on your hard drive." It is my goal to have Porteus run entirely off of a USB flash drive. If possible, I would like my Dropbox directory/folder on the flash drive as well. Thanks!

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Re: Dropbox

Post#4 by tome » 12 Dec 2015, 19:08

So maybe you don't have enough space in porteussave.dat. Check it in terminal:

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df -h /mnt/live/memory/changes/

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Re: Dropbox

Post#5 by FFNOX » 12 Dec 2015, 22:18

Size=4G
Used=587M
Avalible=3.5G

This is more than enough to download my entire Dropbox.
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Re: Dropbox

Post#6 by tome » 13 Dec 2015, 10:49

Where do you have Dropbox (version) from? Do you use it as root or guest? Exit dropbox (killall dropbox) and try fresh configuration - in terminal execute:

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mv ~/.dropbox .dropbox-old-test
launch Dropbox, login, quit dropbox, and reboot with fsck cheatcode.

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Re: Dropbox

Post#7 by FFNOX » 15 Dec 2015, 23:38

I am using the version of Dropbox that I downloaded from the USM application in Porteus. I have it installed as a tgz, not a module.
I'm also booting Porteus as guest. Should I be starting the program as root? Or even Porteus itself?
I'll get right back to you once I get the chance to try the command you listed.
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Re: Dropbox

Post#8 by brokenman » 16 Dec 2015, 00:42

From memory, the daemon should be started as root.

Try this: Set up dropbox (install and configure to your liking). Leave your computer idle for 1 minute. Login into dropbox.
Now in a root terminal run: find /mnt/live/memory/changes -mmin 1

This should find any files that were created or modified in the last minute. Hopefully you can find which files were created/cached when you logged in.
Make a module from these files and you may/could stay logged in. I haven't tested this, it is just me thinking out loud.
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Re: Dropbox

Post#9 by brokenman » 16 Dec 2015, 03:08

I just tested and dropbox is started as a regular user. Once you run dropboxd a window opens asking you to log on. There are config files in /home/guest/.dropbox so I assume if you make a module from these your settings will be remembered. Not sure about remaining logged in though.
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Re: Dropbox

Post#10 by FFNOX » 17 Dec 2015, 20:05

I have Dropbox installed as a tgz package, but every time I boot, I am asked to install the "proprietary daemon." If I click "install," Dropbox crashes. I can close this window without any negative effects. Shortly after this message is displayed, the Dropbox setup window opens and asks me to log in. Dropbox appears to retain all of my settings, except that it logs me out after every reboot, even after I created a module from .dropbox. :unknown:
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Re: Dropbox

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Re: Dropbox

Post#12 by FFNOX » 18 Dec 2015, 23:00

I got the same results. My settings are saved, but I am still logged out.
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Re: Dropbox

Post#13 by tome » 20 Dec 2015, 16:23

Create new little (20MB) porteussave.dat for testing (use it as your changes=), don't install anything, only activate dropbox made by me, launch drobpoxd, exit, reboot and launch it again.

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Re: Dropbox

Post#14 by FFNOX » 20 Dec 2015, 20:24

I am already using a separate "testing" porteussave.dat, which is 2gb. How do I activate only the Dropbox module? Currently, it is the only module which I am running, aside from the default ones that come with Porteus.
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