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Alternatively, how can I start the ubuntuone GUI client from the terminal? Sorry if this is a dumb question - it seems to me that it should be obvious so probably I am just staring right at it but not seeing it. Thanks...

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ubuntuone can be opened via System Settings - you'd never know I've been using Ubuntu since Dapper. Well, perhaps this will be of use to another "old timer"... – user104140 Nov 3 '12 at 8:40
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For Ubuntu 12.04


is available in the main repositories of Ubuntu.

apt-cache policy ubuntuone-installer
  Installed: 3.0.2-0ubuntu1.1
  Candidate: 3.0.2-0ubuntu1.1
  Version table:
 *** 3.0.2-0ubuntu1.1 0
        500 precise-updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.0.0-0ubuntu1 0
        500 precise/main amd64 Packages

Is pre-installed (by default) and you can find it in System settings > Ubuntu One.

Alternatively you can open it in the terminal giving one of these commands:

ubuntuone-control-panel-qt or ubuntuone-installer

If you have no installation candidate then check if by mistake you disabled the main repositories. Open Ubuntu Software Center > Edit > Software Sources > Ubuntu Software and see if Canonical-supported free and open-source software (main) is marked.

You can run in terminal

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

to ensure that your software is up to date.

At the gnome-classic environment (gnome-panel) you can add / remove applications to/from panel by pressing Super+Alt+ right click with the mouse cursor upon the panel (Super = Windows key) and you can add Ubuntu One icon there as well.

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ubuntuone-control-panel-qt in the terminal works! Thank you! – user104140 Nov 3 '12 at 11:38
I don't need to use the Super key, just the Alt key + mouse right click to add or remove items on the panel. – user104140 Nov 3 '12 at 11:45
I'm not very sure , but in my 12.04 gnome-classic needs both Alt+Super . You can mark the answer if worked for you. Thanks – NikTh Nov 3 '12 at 12:03

You can find Ubuntu One in Applications > System Tools > System Settings.

If it is not found, open it using the terminal by typing ubuntuone-installer

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Thanks but ubuntuone-installer does not work for me and sudo apt-get install ubuntuone-installer has no installation candidate. – user104140 Nov 3 '12 at 10:14

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