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#1 2014-02-01 11:41:06

luisroncero
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Registered: 2013-10-15
Posts: 18

[SOLVED] Dropbox at autostart displays "absent folder"

Hi everybody

I have Dropbox installed on Crunchbang 11 Waldorf and added to autostart.sh. Everytime that Openbox starts, I get a dropbox screen saying that my folder is absent. I have the Dropbox folder in a NTFS partition named "vajra"; it is not in the main linux partition due to its size. What I need to do to have Dropbox start normally is to open Thunar, click on the NTFS volume (vajra) and wait until it is mounted. I usually get this message the first time I click on it:

Fail to mount "vajra"
DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.Failed: An operation is already pending

I click on Vajra again and then the folders display. Only then I can open Dropbox normally. My line for Dropbox in autostart is as follows. It is the last one of the list:

# Lanza el Dropbox
(sleep 5s && ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd) &

Any ideas will be appreciated.

Luis

Last edited by luisroncero (2014-02-05 19:37:28)

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#2 2014-02-01 12:34:34

damo
#! gimpbanger
From: N51.5 W002.8 (mostly)
Registered: 2011-11-24
Posts: 5,434

Re: [SOLVED] Dropbox at autostart displays "absent folder"

Have you tried increasing the wait time? My autostart has

# Autostart the Dropbox daemon
(sleep 20s && ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd) &

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#3 2014-02-03 08:12:27

luisroncero
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Registered: 2013-10-15
Posts: 18

Re: [SOLVED] Dropbox at autostart displays "absent folder"

I changed the wait time to 40 seconds but the problem persists It seems that the only way for my NTFS partition to be properly mounted is by opening a file explorer like Thunar. I do what I said in the first post: click on the NTFS label twice and wait until it is mounted correctly. Only then I can open Dropbox again and I can use it.

Is there any way to solve this?

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#4 2014-02-03 12:47:44

VDP76
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Registered: 2012-04-12
Posts: 840

Re: [SOLVED] Dropbox at autostart displays "absent folder"

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#5 2014-02-04 14:14:55

luisroncero
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Registered: 2013-10-15
Posts: 18

Re: [SOLVED] Dropbox at autostart displays "absent folder"

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#6 2014-02-04 14:54:43

VDP76
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Registered: 2012-04-12
Posts: 840

Re: [SOLVED] Dropbox at autostart displays "absent folder"

cat /etc/fstab

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#7 2014-02-04 16:15:07

luisroncero
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Registered: 2013-10-15
Posts: 18

Re: [SOLVED] Dropbox at autostart displays "absent folder"

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda3 during installation
UUID=75d4a6bb-60e0-43c1-b07e-3e06d57257f5 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda4 during installation
UUID=ef6b11e8-3643-4520-9c39-e95c03b85434 none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/sr0        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
#/dev/sdb1       /media/usb0     auto    rw,user,noauto  0       0

Ok, now I understand. It seems that fstab is a file. This is the output. I have also used "code" as VDP76 advised.

Thanks in advance.

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#8 2014-02-04 21:05:40

VDP76
#! Bean Roaster
Registered: 2012-04-12
Posts: 840

Re: [SOLVED] Dropbox at autostart displays "absent folder"

cd /media/
sudo mkdir vajra
sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdaX /media/vajra
sudo chown -R user:user /media/vajra

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#9 2014-02-05 19:36:35

luisroncero
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Registered: 2013-10-15
Posts: 18

Re: [SOLVED] Dropbox at autostart displays "absent folder"

That solved the problem. This community is amazing. Thanks so much for your help.

I am so glad to be using Crunchbang.

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#10 2014-02-05 22:18:19

VDP76
#! Bean Roaster
Registered: 2012-04-12
Posts: 840

Re: [SOLVED] Dropbox at autostart displays "absent folder"

You're welcome, I am glad I could help!

Yep, this is a great community, many of us have come here for the distro but stayed for the forums... wink

Last edited by VDP76 (2014-02-05 22:18:32)

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