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Full Disk Encryption and Dropbox

I am considering to do a Full Disk Encryption on a fresh install. the files that I store on the Dropbox folder, will be sent to Dropbox encrypted? what if I plug an external unencrypted hard disk ...
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No dropdown menu appears from Dropbox indicator on Cinnamon

In Cinnamon, the Dropbox indicator does not have a dropdown menu like in Unity. If possible, how can one be made to display?
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Running Dropbox at startup

Please excuse a simple question from a new Linux user. Running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5800 @ 3.20GHz × 2. I installed Dropbox OK with the command: cd ~ && wget ...
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Not able to install dropbox Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

My terminal emulator shows the following error while trying to install Dropbox. I need help and I am a beginner in Ubuntu. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Problems with nautilus-dropbox prevents idle installation [on hold]

I know that similar questions have been asked in the past. I have read the solutions provided and tried them but do not seem to work. I am new to Linux (Mint16). I am trying to install idle but when ...
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How do I unlock /var/lib/dpkg/lock? [duplicate]

I attempted to install dropbox on my Ubuntu system, but now I am unable to install or uninstall any software. I get this error: E: Unable to lock the administration directory /var/lib/dpkg/lock? I ...
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Are there any safer Dropbox alternatives?

Are there safer alternatives for dropbox? As someone who knows my mailadress basically only is a passowrd away from my personal data.
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Dropbox icon disappears on restart

The dropbox icon is not displaying on the indicator panel in the top right hand corner. I tried to implement this solution and it works temporarily after I start and stop dropbox as suggested. ...
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How to automatically copy pictures with resizing to some directory?

I'd like to share some pictures with someone using Dropbox. However, I'd prefer to downgrade the resolution of them (they will only be viewed on screen on the other side, so there's no need for big ...
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Dropbox Stuck on Computer, Eating up CPU [duplicate]

Having some trouble with Dropbox on my new Ubuntu 12.04 computer. No other threads have helped :/ Dropbox installation corrupted I think. Interfering with all other commands I try to do through ...
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Getting dropbox to sync at start-up problem

Dropbox: I expect it to sync at start-up, with the dropbox icon in top bar. However, the only way I can open dropbox is by running ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd Which does work, but only while the terminal ...
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share home and ntfs folder in dropbox between ubuntu machines

I have a working Ubuntu 12.04 in a dual-boot with windows vista and in separate partition I have installed ubuntu 14.04 to test and slowly replace 12.04. In existing 12.04 installation I am syncing ...
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Make NTFS automount even more “auto”

I have dual boot Ubuntu/Windows. I have one relatively small NTFS partition for Win, one ext4 for Ubuntu and one big NTFS for data that's shared between the systems. I like that the NTFS partitions ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 using dropbox folder located in sdcard

I'm using fstab to automount my dropbox folder located in an external sdcard by adding this line to it: UUID=DBFB-0730 /home/folder/Dropbox vfat auto,users,uid=1000,gid=1000,utf8,dmask=027,fmask=137 ...
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Unity autostart hides dropbox icon while manual start does not

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For information: Autostart works, and Dropbox is active item in Startup Applications. libappindicator1 is installed nautilus-dropbox reinstalled several times dropbox works, icon ...
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Sync all gnome shell settings

I have different computers (laptop, private, work) and want to sync ALL gnome shell settings, including panels, keyboard shortcuts, gnome shell extensions, ... My plan is to create a dropbox folder ...
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Could Touchpad-Indicator be conflicting with Dropbox?

OK, I've done a fair bit of searching on this topic, and while I've found several similar situations, I can't find any information on my specific issue. I'm running a relatively new/clean ...
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Dropbox help please

I downloaded Dropbox to back up my desktop PC when the fantastic Ubunu One closed. Ubuntu One automatically uploaded all new files as well as changes to any existing files. Im not too sure how ...
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How to install Dropbox on Ubuntu 14 Server [GUI-less]?

I followed the steps in this link from Dropbox website: https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx But when I run the ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd nothing happens... I don't see the message... I also ...
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A couple of minor issues after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04

Hey guys so I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm having a couple of issues that I can't find an answer for: 1)Dropbox Icon is very large in the gnome menu, very annoying. 2)Variety will remove ...
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How to Link and use two or more Dropbox Accounts simultaneously

I have two Dropbox accounts. Is it possible to link and use both of the accounts simultaneously without logging in as the different user? Do not confuse with this question.
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Why Dropbox doesn't work properly anymore?

For about a week dropbox stopped to work properly on all of my Linux computers. There are no Dropbox icons in indicator, dropbox folder sometimes shows sync icons, but usually does not. Reinstalling ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 dropbox icon missing in tray (no working solution)

I have the dropbox missing icon display problem. I try solutions like "sudo apt-get install libappindicator1", removing all the package and dropbox directories, reinstalling and no icon shows up. ...
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Document's default location has been changed

My Ubuntu Home folder Documents' location has been changed. I mean on in Nautilus on the left panel where the Places are showing , if there I click on Documents it opens this location ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Dropbox daemon problem

I would like dropbox to autostart at startup. I installed dropbox and in dropbox preferences I set "autostart dropbox at startup". At startup I see from system monitor that the process dropbox is ...
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dropbox icon disappears only for some users, while dropbox still loads

On Ubuntu 12.04 I have two users: for both Dropbox is installed and starts when logging in, but only one of the two can see the actual (white) Dropbox icon in top right tray: what is the problem with ...
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Delay Deja-Dup when starting system

I am backing up my Dropbox folder with Deja-Dup. Is there a way to delay deja-dup about 20 min after system start so that Dropbox gets the chance to sync to the newest files before the backup is ...
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Dropbox problems [closed]

This is not a question. But I don't have permissions to comment on other questions, so I will do this to contribute. Dropbox Fails To Start With "VerificationError: importing pylinux..." ...
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Auto-mount usb drive on chromebook to use with dropbox

I have replaced Chrome OS on my Acer C720 with Ubuntu 14.04, so far I'm quite happy besides the limited local storage capasity. To remedy this I have bought a 32 GB USB Drive (SanDisk Cruzer Fit) and ...
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No Dropbox indicator icon in “GNOME with Xmonad” session

I'm using Ubuntu's "GNOME with Xmonad" session. After switching from 13.10 to 14.04, there was no Dropbox indicator icon in that session, although Dropbox was working fine and the icon appeared in ...
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multiple dropbox not starting on startup

I'm not entirely sure where to ask this question, as it is not really Ubuntu specific (it just happens that I use Ubuntu). I have set up 3 parallel dropboxes on my computer (I followed one of the ...
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Skype and dropbox installation problems and Nvidia problems

hi guys i recently installed the new LTS OF Ubuntu ( 14.04) and i am having problems installing Skype and Dropbox. I am downloading the files from the official website . Also it seems that the this ...
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Help with nautilus and Dropbox

I tried to download dropbox, which worked ok but then I got a message to restart nautilus for dropbox to work properly. But when I click the button that says "restart nautilus" nothing happens. I ...
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Receiving obscure data after upgrade to 14.04

I upgraded to 14.04 recently (obviously). Since the upgrade, I started noticing that my internet was extremely slow for the first couple of minutes. Checking the system monitor, it seems that my ...
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Dropbox and LibreOffice don't like my Icelandic file names (Elementary OS, Ubuntu 12.04)

I have some strange bugs possibly related to character encoding or problems with filenames, here are some clues: Clue #1: LibreOffice Writer 4.1 won't open files with Icelandic characters in the file ...
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After upgrading to 14.04 my dropbox notifier is missing

Reinstalling lippappindicator1 doesn't help. I'm using dropbox 1.6.1-1. Under 13.10 everything was fine. I'm not sure whether syncing is working.
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Is Dropbox going to always resolve my symlinks?

I have one folder within my Dropbox directory, and a link to that folder, also in my Dropbox directory. I use the files within my Dropbox folder on a laptop and a desktop computer. I thought that ...
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Can't run Dropbox due to “Authentication is needed to run '/usr/bin/dropbox' as the super user” error

When I upgraded from 12 to 13 there were no problems. Going to 14.04 got the same message: Nautilus Restart Required Dropbox requires Nautilus to be restarted to function properly. (with a ...
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How to install Dropbox 2.6.27?

How to install Dropbox 2.6.27 (published on 04/11/2014) on Ubuntu 13.10 ? I can't find the installer in the folders I extracted from the archive. Official link : Dropbox 2.6.27
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I get Authentication is needed to run `/usr/bin/dropbox' as the super user

in a system popup window on startup. Anyway to avoid this? fwiw I authenticate ok with my pw. I think this may have started after my recent upgrade from Ubuntu 12 -> 13
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Changes in remote dropbox files via ssh does not actualize local files

I have an officePC (ubuntu 12.04 LTS) which I access from homePC (ubuntu 12.04 LTS) through ssh and I change some remote files in a dropbox folder, but the local dropbox folder doesnt mirror the ...
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Dropbox won't start anymore

Since a while, 2 weeks, Dropbox does not startup anymore on my laptop running Ubuntu 13.10 with GNOME classic. This is different from Dropbox won't start anymore. After installation, a dialog ...
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Dropbox folder is not showing in upper toolbar Ubuntu 13.10

I installed Dopbox using it's site: https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx But after installation dropbox folder hasn't appeared in upper toolbar. But syncing my files. HELP!
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How do I access the Dropbox proprieties and choose the folders I want to sync?

My Ubuntu partition has 60Gb while my Dropbox account has 35Gb. I don't want to sync all the Dropbox folders, just one of them. Do somebody know how I access the Dropbox proprieties to choose the ...
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(13.10) Dropbox install removes Unity, Software Center, and more [duplicate]

My original question (why I lost Unity after rebooting and what I could do about it) has been somewhat answered, but it's led to other questions. During my setup of 13.10, I installed a number of ...
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Ubuntu update removed Spotiy, Google Chrome, Dropbox and Mullvad

Yesterday I dowloaded an update to 12.04 LT and today I discovered it removed Spotify, Google Chrome, Dropbox and Mullvad. Any easy way to get them back? I don`t want to spend more time on ...
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Integrate Dropbox and Ubuntu One in the same menu

Since Dropbox and Ubuntu One do the same thing, I would like to have their indicators in the same menu. Is this possible? I should say that I am on 13.10.
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Put aliases in my dropbox

I have drop-box installed successfully on my machine, however, things I want to share I have to copy into it. Large files. If I some well organised directories in my documents, do I really have to ...
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iotop shows 99.8% IO load on “--render” and “--extension” and “dropbox \fataldb” processes

folks. System works more or less fine, but stucks from time to time. I've tried to detect using iotop it and it seems that disk io is the bottleneck. chrome and jbd2 keep writing to disk all the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04(32bit) Dropbox keep showing “Connecting”

I have some questions about executing Dropbox on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ( 32bit ). After I followed this instruction and tried to install Dropbox, 32-bit: cd ~ && wget -O - ...