Right clicking the Dropbox applet icon in the notification area displays the menu, but the first item is "Connecting..." and remains that way indefinitely.
Normally, it would contain details like the amount of storage used, recent files accessed, and allow opening the dropbox folder. Other menu entries work fine, such as Preferences, Help Center, and Quit.
Dropbox was working correctly before upgrading to Fedora 30. After upgrading everything still functions, including syncing of files.
I have tried reinstalling dropbox, and changing proxy from "Auto-detect" to "No proxy".
Fedora 30, MATE 1.22.1, Dropbox v72.3.127
Hi @Daphne thanks for your reply.
I disabled "Early Release" in my Account. I did not even realize I was signed up for beta versions.
Installing the package from the page you linked gives Dropbox v71.4.108. This is the same version as what is installed from Fedora's rpmfusion repository after disabling "Early Releases". I checked. It is the most recent stable build according to https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Desktop-client-builds/bd-p/101003016
In both cases, the behavior is exactly the same as before: Dropbox installs, launches, syncs, and generally functions as expected, except for the endlessly "Connecting..." first entry in the right click menu of the applet icon.
I also tried temporarily disabling the firewall with "sudo systemctl stop firewalld" but it made no difference.
As far as I can tell, none of the situations in the last link you provided apply in this case.
Thanks again, @Daphne
Unlinking and relinking my device, and making sure I have less than 3 linked devices has not changed the behavior.
My device was listed as linked many times due to all the times I've installed/uninstalled Dropbox while troubleshooting. I had no idea about the newly introduced limit of 3 devices. That's disappointing. But at the moment it does not affect me.
For me, Dropbox functions and syncs without issues other than the endlessly "Connecting" entry in the applet icon right-click menu.
I've made a few observations:
error: can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/.rpm.lock (Resource temporarily unavailable)
error: -: key 1 import failed.
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