I'm having a problem with Dropbox which seems to be quite common (the problem apperas on all sorts of systems - I'm running on Ubuntu 11.10). From the reading I've done, it seems the problem is that the operative system doesn't give Dropbox all the permissions it needs in among the files and folders, and the common suggested solutions are to either
a) unlink and relink the computer (tried this with no success), or
b) change ownership of the dropbox folder to the current user
Since a) didn't work, I attempted b). I navigate in my terminal to the dropbox folder (located at
/media/data/Tomas/Dropbox and run
$ sudo chown -R tomas:tomas .
It runs for about a second, then exits without any messages (indicating that it actually does some work but doesn't run into any problems, right?). When I then run
ls -l all files are still listed with
root:root as owner. I've tried this non-recursive too, i.e. on only a single file, but with the same result.
chown do what it's supposed to do here?
Some information about my system:
I'm running a dual-boot system with Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7. The dropbox folder is located on an NTFS partition which is not the system partition for either operative system. Syncing works well on Windows, but not on Ubuntu.