Ubuntu – Ubuntu One does not sync: firewall settings


I'm new to Linux. I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on a partition and I love it, but Ubuntu One does not work. I created a free account and a directory Ubuntu One appeared automatically, as expected. I copied there some files and a couple of directories, just text files, therefore very light. U1 tries to sync, but fails and keeps on trying again. When I close the session I must force exit, because it is still trying. My router has a firewall: can it cause the failure? When I use Windows, on the other partiton, I have no problem with Dropbox.

Best Answer

Solved. See Does Ubuntu One require administrator privileges?

Hi, Looks like you have switched users. If you log in to Ubuntu One and sync your >files, then log into Ubuntu One as a different user on your ocmputer and perform a >sync without clearing out the old metadata you will get errors. To fix this please >open a Terminal and run the following commands:

u1sdtool -q

rm -rf ~/.local/share/ubuntuone

u1sdtool -c

Let Ubuntu One run for a bit as it recreates your metadata.