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1answer
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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
1
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1answer
165 views

Startup applications got messed up - Dropbox and Redshift not loading automatically

I have had problems with Dropbox launching at start up, so I've asked this question. The problem is that now, after implementing what the user has posted, Dropbox isn't loading and it also messed up ...
1
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1answer
79 views

Dropbox isn't started automatically despite the entry on startup applications

I've added an entry at the startup applications for Dropbox to run this command: dropbox start -i. After log on, dropbox isn't started. Although, when I run this dropbox start -i from the terminal ...
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0answers
152 views

Starting Dropbox on its own without any user intervention

I am trying to use Dropbox on Ubuntu 12.04. It is having many problems: Dropbox is not automatically starting on its own. At start, when I login into the user, it asks me, dropbox needs root access ...
0
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0answers
167 views

Drobox startup application not (always) working

I have three Dropbox instances set up to run simultaneously on my Ubuntu 12.04 system. The two additional instances are called by a shell script with the following code (as showed on numerous blogs): ...
0
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1answer
960 views

delay of startup applications, dropbox specifically

I have a mounting/dropbox/startup issue. I want to postpone the startup of dropbox, as my computer does not mount the disk in time, and dropbox assumes it is not there. Does anyone know an easy way of ...
2
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8answers
12k views

Start Dropbox on Startup

I installed dropbox (2.0.26) via the command line instructions here (https://www.dropbox.com/install2). Dropbox is running great except that it won't start on startup. The command given ...
0
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2answers
627 views

Help starting up multiple Dropbox instances on Ubuntu startup

I tried following these instructions here http://www.dropboxwiki.com/Multiple_Instances_On_Unix but my 2nd instance wouldn't start up on boot. I tried the rc.local method with a bash script but even ...
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4answers
4k views

How do I limit Dropbox's activity on the hard disk?

On startup, Dropbox runs files indexing, which brings the system pretty much to a stand still for three minutes. Is there a way to restrict Dropbox from accessing the hard disk, or decrease the ...
2
votes
6answers
2k views

How can I make Dropbox wait for Truecrypt? (including password input)

I am using Truecrypt to secure my data and am obliged to use Dropbox for some file sharing. I've set up my Dropbox folder on the Truecrypt mount. When I log in Dropbox throws an error, because the ...
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3answers
5k views

How can I delay dropbox from starting, but not disable it?

When I log into my user account on Ubuntu 10.10, there is a unsatisfying delay before my system becomes usable. Even launching a terminal, I have to wait a few seconds before the bash prompt appears. ...