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After installing Dropbox in 12.10 it doesn't connect properly. All files get synced without any problems, but in the drop down menu (icon in the top bar) it keeps showing "Connecting" for 3 days now... In 12.04 it shows account stats etc..

Any way to solve this?

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closed as off topic by Jorge Castro, Ringtail, Anwar Shah, stephenmyall, con-f-use Oct 23 '12 at 12:46

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This should probably be reported to the Dropbox people. – Jorge Castro Oct 23 '12 at 1:07
You can drop a bug-report for the dropbox devs – Anwar Shah Oct 23 '12 at 7:19
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I dont know if there is any way to actually solve this right now, but I have the same problem. You could help about with clicking on the "this bug affects me too".

For a little workaround you can check the status of your dropbox by using this from the terminal:

dropbox status
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thanks, confirmed the bug – lrsjng Oct 22 '12 at 6:47

I have the same problem. Temporarily, I think you can solve with this:

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thanks, but didn't work for me.. – lrsjng Oct 22 '12 at 19:19
rebuilding settings did work for me. – Ula Karzelek Feb 21 '13 at 20:39

Well, I tried this and it worked for me. I hope it will be the same with you:

Try this:

cd /media
sudo mkdir data
sudo chown <youruser> data

Where youruser is, obviously, different than root.

Now type this:

sudo blkid | grep UUID

You will be able to identify UUID and TYPE of your filesystem where dropbox folder is stored.

Copy the choosen pair somewhere. Now edit fstab sudo gedit /etc/fstab

and append at the end of the file something like this:

UUID=yourUUID   /media/data yourTYPE    defaults    0   0

Ok. Now, last step:

dropbox stop

Check if is really stopped. If it isn't, kill it (You can use ps and kill commands).

Delete configuration:

rm -rf ~/.dropbox

and restart dropbox

dropbox start

It will be start syncing files from the internet.

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This is more related to having a wrong fstab then Dropbox problems. – Cheiron Jan 11 '14 at 19:17

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