DropBox on Arch Linux: "Connecting..." forever
I'm about a week into using Arch Linux and loving it, but every now and then I run into a random problem. Last nights was getting Dropbox to connect.
According to the ArchWiki, on the first run of dropbox after installing it from the AUR it should provide a pop up to get your configuration choices, and sign into your account. For me however, it simply loaded the icon and hang at "Connecting..."
The ArchWiki even has a section about this problem, which is completely wrong and wont fix the issue. Deep in the comments section in the AUR was a working solution.
mkdir ~/tmp && cd ~/tmp wget -O dropbox-lnx.x86_64-2.6.7.tar.gz "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" tar zxf dropbox-lnx.x86_64-2.6.7.tar.gz .dropbox-dist/dropboxd
This made the promised configuration pop up appear, and after it was done and the config stored in .dropbox was complete. No more issues waiting for it to connect, and all files sync'd.
Added dropboxd to my .i3/config and away we go.