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    Hi all,
    just moved to suse from Ubuntu as my main OS!
    I use an old pc as ifolder server (on 11.3) - on my working pc (11.4) I used ifolder, very successfully, for the last few days - today suddenly every time I start the client it keeps freezing the system

    any ideas how to prevent that?
    otherwise Iforlder rocks!

    Dimitris

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    Having a similar issue after upgrading openSuSE 11.2 (where things were very stable) to 11.4 (not so much so). Anyone out there have any ideas how to troubleshoot?

    I have iFolder in /etc/xdg/autostart, it autostarts sometimes, other times I get a freeze during boot and need to shift-alt-F2, then login as root, init 3, init 5, and I get started (annoying). After a while, iFolder loses contact with the server (all icons turn to Server Unavailable), so I kill all the mono processes as root, sometimes I can restart iFolder after this and reconnect, sometimes restarting iFolder results in no response from any window, and I have to restart via the BRS.

    This is happening on a Dell 6500 laptop with 8Gb of memory...

    Help would be appreciated...or at least some guidance on next steps for troubleshooting...

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    Same problem exists on openSuSE 12.1. I have also build iFolder client on Fedora 15/16, same problem. So I think a bug in de iFolder-client itself?

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    Mostly now it hangs on 12.1, usually I just do killall -9 /usr/bin/mono

    Since it works sometimes (although when it does it eventually stops and you need to disconnect and reconnect), anyway since it works siome times I think it must a timing thing. At this point I would just disable autostarting it but I can't figure out where it's autostarting. It's not in /etc/xdg/autostart any longer and there is nothing I recognize in /etc/init.d/rc5.d so I don't know how it's starting up...I would put a delay or something if I could find it.

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    If you think that delaying the launch at start would help, try this. In ~/bin put an executable script (I call mine "delay") with the contents:
    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    sleep $1
    shift
    exec $@
    Then, in autostart call "delay 15 ifolder" (where "15" is the number of seconds to delay launch, and "ifolder" is just my guess as to how to launch the app). Maybe it will help?

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    Default Re: ifolder client

    I abandoned the ifolder project - I actually use unison now, that works great and it is so light in the resources / network;

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    Default Re: ifolder client

    Would OwnCloud be a sufficient substitute?
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    I believe owncloud could work but needs to mature a little more; when I tried setting up my own server with owncloud (2.x) didn't work as expected...

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