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    Default Dropbox only works when started as a root user since update

    My dropbox only works when started as a root user since a recent update on Tumbleweed. I'm not sure exactly which one.

    I ran Dropbox with strace and found that as the root user I get this:
    Code:
    connect(3, {sa_family=AF_UNIX, sun_path="/root/.dropbox/Reg/.dropbox/command_socket"}, 66) = 0
    and as a normal user I get:
    Code:
    connect(3, {sa_family=AF_UNIX, sun_path="/home/reg/.dropbox/Reg/.dropbox/command_socket"}, 70) = -1 ECONNREFUSED (Connection refused)
    I almost never need to use something like strace so can anyone tell me where to go from here to perhaps figure out the cause and maybe even figure out a fix/workaround?

    This is in KDE in case it matters.

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    Default Re: Dropbox only works when started as a root user since update

    Since you're running TW, this might happen from time to time.

    You might also try launching your Dropbox from a console to see if anything else that might be useful is displayed.

    Recommend you submit a bug report to https://bugzilla.opensuse.org.

    Be sure to include your TW version (if you don't know, you can extract from the following)
    Code:
    cat /etc/os-release
    Also include the Desktop installed since it looks like your Dropbox configuration seems to be located in a hidden folder in your User directory(or in your bug, possibly the root user's directory).

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