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Problem installing / starting TonidoSync in Ubuntu 13.10

Postby Raaert » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:57 pm

Hi,

See the attached pictures.

I get an error when i install TonidoSync on Ubuntu 13.10 (brand new install).
It seems like its installed, but it wont start - just hangs.

How can i make it work?
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Re: Problem installing / starting TonidoSync in Ubuntu 13.10

Postby madhan » Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:00 am

Ubuntu removed all backwards compatibility support for software using the system tray, they want everyone to use their new app indicator which is not supported in TonidoSync.

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Re: Problem installing / starting TonidoSync in Ubuntu 13.10

Postby Raaert » Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:09 am

So, TonidoSync wont work on Ubuntu?

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Re: Problem installing / starting TonidoSync in Ubuntu 13.10

Postby madhan » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:55 pm

It works with older versions of Ubuntu, we have to update sync to use the new apis to support new versions of Ubuntu.

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Re: Problem installing / starting TonidoSync in Ubuntu 13.10

Postby CiBiaR » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:49 pm

Hi,

I would say that the application does work, but without the user interface provided by the system tray (application indicator).

As Raaert, I was presented the 'Bad quality package' message when I installed Tonido Sync after upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 (actually, I installed it from scrtach). I clicked 'Ignore and install' button and the installation process begun. As I already knew that there would not be any icon shown in the system tray, I started System monitor to check if the Tonido Sync process was running. It wasn't, but a TonidoSync folder was created in my Home folder so I assumed that the installation process succeeded.

Afterwards I added Tonido Sync to Startup applications preferences so as it starts when I log in to my user profile. But, after restarting my computer and logging in again, a warning message was shown stating that there was no system tray support (see first attached picture) and TonidoSync process didn't start automatically. Starting it manually after the message was dismissed worked ok, though, and after a while, file notification changes began to be displayed with standard bubbles (Notify OSD) (see second attached picture).

After some search on AskUbuntu forums, I finally solved it by modifying the startup application so it starts in a delayed way. I replaced the original command

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/usr/local/tonidosync/tonidosyncstart.sh

with

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bash-c "sleep 15s && /usr/local/tonidosync/tonidosyncstart.sh"

to make Ubuntu wait for 15 secons before running TonidoSync.

You can find more information about delayed startup here: How can I delay dropbox from starting, but not disable it?.

I found out that 15 seconds delay worked ok, while 10 seconds were not enough and warning message was still displayed. As I run Ubuntu on a rather old computer, I think that delay success may be related to computer performance. Don't know how that will behave on newer, faster ones.

And though I can't confirm that Tonido Sync doesn't show the warning message anymore -maybe it's shown but not visible due to delay- the fact is that all seems to work ok:
-Tonido Sync starts automatically.
-Warning message is not shown.
-Files get synced.
-A notification bubble is shown whenever a file/folder changes.

In the end, not a perfect solution, but it works, at least on my computer.

Hope it will be useful.

A final note: Despite my successful experience, I would prefer a definitive solution by Tonido guys. However, in the meantime maybe a new version of TonidoSync could be released with a command line modifier that allowed it to be started without trying to place the application indicator in the system tray. Hopefuly, it would make the startup delay unnecessary to users with latest Ubuntu versions.

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Re: Problem installing / starting TonidoSync in Ubuntu 13.10

Postby madhan » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:19 am

CiBiaR thanks for the detailed note, we are looking to address this.

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Re: Problem installing / starting TonidoSync in Ubuntu 13.10

Postby miltonh26 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:14 am

Is there a target date for a x64 version of Tonido?

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Re: Problem installing / starting TonidoSync in Ubuntu 13.10

Postby miltonh26 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:13 pm

This worked for me and Ubuntu 13.10 x64.

Add respository to software sources.
Edit file: /etc/apt/sources.list
Add line: "deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring main restricted universe multiverse"
Save file.

In terminal:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

Install Tonido deb file

Source: http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/ia32-libs-in-ubuntu-13-10

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Re: Problem installing / starting TonidoSync in Ubuntu 13.10

Postby Orico42 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:07 pm

/etc/apt/sources.list

I tried this, but it came back "permission denied" why would that happen?
Thanks for the help

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Re: Problem installing / starting TonidoSync in Ubuntu 13.10

Postby madhan » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:57 pm

When you edit the file, you probably need to use sudo, like sudo pico /etc/apt/sources.list


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