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The upgrade went smoothly, Dropbox is working (i.e. it is syncing files), but the icon overlays aren't appearing no matter if I use Unity, Unity 2D or GNOME Shell.

Is there any setting that can fix this?
Is there a new version of the Dropbox extension for Oneiric?

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There is a version of nautilus-dropbox for oneiric. Have you tried reinstalling and restarting Nautilus after? – kikixx Oct 17 '11 at 23:40
@kikixx: Yes, I have. Is this version available in default Ubuntu repositories? – Marek Grzenkowicz Oct 18 '11 at 6:23
What version are you on? I'm running nautilus-dropbox 0.6.8-1 from the software centre (no extra sources needed) and it's working perfectly here. – kikixx Oct 18 '11 at 10:08
@kikixx: I'll check in the evening - it is possible that I am running a natty version from Dropbox repositories. – Marek Grzenkowicz Oct 18 '11 at 10:20
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Found the following post on the dropbox forums, so two things to try (I can confirm it is working on my computer with nautilus-dropbox 0.6.8-1).

1) Downgrade to nautilus-dropbox 0.6.8-1 if running a newer version.
2) Try running the following commands if on the newer version:

    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-2.0/libnautilus-dropbox.a /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-3.0/libnautilus-dropbox.a  
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-2.0/ /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-3.0/  
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-2.0/ /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-3.0/
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I removed the Dropbox repository from the sources list, uninstalled Dropbox (version 0.6.9), installed it (version 0.6.8-1) and now it's working properly. – Marek Grzenkowicz Oct 18 '11 at 20:39

According to this blog post, nautilus-dropbox already has GTK+3 support. There is just one missing symlink, which can be created with this command:

cd /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-3.0
sudo ln -s ../extensions-2.0/ .
nautilus -q
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This question solved the problem for me. Thank you... – Luis J. Romero Mar 5 '15 at 15:01

Version 0.7.0 seems to solve this problem.

You can get the packages here:

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – hexafraction Jul 19 '12 at 12:52

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