Not very satisfactory, right? Something is
This is how the dropbox service detects its status:
[ -f /etc/sysconfig/dropbox ] && . /etc/sysconfig/dropbox
for dbuser in $DROPBOX_USERS; do
dbpid=`pgrep -u $dbuser dropbox | grep -v grep`
if [ -z $dbpid ] ; then
echo "dropboxd for USER $dbuser: not running."
echo "dropboxd for USER $dbuser: running (pid $dbpid)"
In the dropbox config file, I find DROPBOX_USERS=bbausch
. Perhaps that's missing or wrong on your computer.