I’m trying to figure out how to autostart Syncthing on my laptop that runs Manjaro. I’ve already tried the methods listed in the docs. I couldn’t find Syncthing-start.desktop.
There’s a link in those docs pointing at it: https://github.com/syncthing/syncthing/tree/main/etc/linux-desktop
Same problem here (Manjaro). The
syncthing-start.desktop-file is just not where the docs say it should be, so it can’t be copied to any other place. Any help troubleshooting appreciated.
I formerly used Syncthing-GTK, worked without problem.
Syncthing is also not listed in the options of the GNOME Tweaks autostart, so GUI has the same problem. In fact, only way to start it is via Terminal, the browser GUI does not get a connection to my other device unless I start Syncthing in a browser-session beforehand.
The file is where the docs say. Can you please walk me through the steps there and tell me what you do: Starting Syncthing Automatically — Syncthing v1 documentation
Well I looked at this part of the docs: Starting Syncthing Automatically — Syncthing v1 documentation
After I can’t find Syncthing in the Autostartmenue of Gnome Tweaks, I looked for
etc/linux-desktop/, which does not exist. Then I looked in
/usr/share/applications/, which does not contain a file named
syncthing-start.desktop, nor any other file containing ‘Syncthing’ in its name.
So yeah, it’s really not there. What can I do?
That’s a relative path - where did you look exactly? Quoting the docs:
Find the file
syncthing-start.desktop: Either from the package you downloaded from GitHub in
Assuming you downloaded from our website or github, that’s expected:
/usr/share/applications/if installed from your package manager.
That’s a relative path - where did you look exactly?
Where should I have looked instead?
Doesn’t exist on my machine.
cd: no such file or directory: /etc/linux-desktop/
I didn’t download from Github, but just used the package-manager with
sudo pacman -S syncthing, as stated here: Community Contributions — Syncthing v1 documentation
That was the missing information - you didn’t download from Github, so the first part doesn’t apply to you. Then you should file a bug with the Arch community repo, requesting that they install those files to
/usr/share/applications/. And for now get the files from the link in the last part of the docs:
For more information relating to
.desktopfiles e.g. for application menus, refer to https://github.com/syncthing/syncthing/tree/main/etc/linux-desktop.
I’ll adjust that to say that it’s not only about more info, but that you also can find the files there: https://github.com/syncthing/docs/pull/728
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