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Where are the systray icons for Dropbox in Ubuntu desktop 13.04 (minimal)?

I reinstalled Ubuntu desktop using the minimal CD image and the following command: $ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop --no-install-recommends After that I used Ubuntu Software Center to make ...
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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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How to start / stop Dropbox at a specific time

I have setup a service on my Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS server, which works when started and stopped manually using sudo service <service> start etc. However I would like to have the service (dropbox ...
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Ubuntu in Virtualbox in Dropbox or Cloud?

I would like to have a virtual machine of ubuntu , that I can access everywhere , without having to carry my Virtual HD , could I put the VHD on something like dropbox or google drive and use it ...
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Why does Dropbox fail with a “dropboxd not found” error?

This is a fresh install of Dropbox on a 12.04 server running on a 32bit system. It does not seem to fail the installation, but when I try to run it, I am told it can't find the file. Following the ...
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What the best solution for Dropbox in Indicator Applet?

I need a solution for Dropbox, i would like to put in Indicator Applet! what the best solution? Tks!
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Configuration of dropbox-nautilus package hangs while downloading dropbox binary

While installing dropbox from the repositories, my laptop ran out of power, and so the system went into a broken state. When I rebooted, I tried two methods to set it right. One was sudo dpkg ...
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Why do I still get an older version of Dropbox when downloading the latest one?

In Natty I downloaded the latest version of Dropbox from their website. It should come with an appindicator rather than a systray icon, and it does so on my other Maverick installation. However, it ...
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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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Dropbox service not starting automatically after kernel upgrade

I upgraded a kernel on my 64bit 12.04 server and now the Dropbox service is not launching after the reboot. I can still start it manually by: sudo service dropbox start I was using the instructions ...
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Multiple Dropbox accounts on the same computer

Has anyone tried running multiple Dropbox accounts on one computer? What I would like is for every user to have their own Dropbox account/folder. On the Dropbox Help Center they write: For our ...
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Sync Tomboy through Ubuntu One and local folders

Is there a way to synchronize Tomboy Notes through Ubuntu One and also to a local folder? I'd like to have it sync online with Ubuntu One but also create back ups in a Dropbox folder.
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how to disable nautilus-dropbox in KDE?

On Ubuntu 12.10 64bit I additionally installed kubuntu-desktop. I installed dropbox in Unity to use it there with nautilus. In Kde this is not the wanted behavior so I installed the dropboxd - Daemon ...
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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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Chromium doesn't work

My chromium browser doesn't work for some reason. What I mean by that is that it doesn't even start up when I click on chromium icon or choose chromium from applications menu. What might be the ...
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Dropbox no longer works under Ubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I use Ubuntu 13.10 and since yesterday my Dropbox client no longer works. A reinstallation (from Software Center) did not help. After every Ubuntu startup the client requests my admin password, but ...
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Shotwell with Dropbox

I import all my photos with Shotwell into a folder within my Dropbox so all the photos are available to other devices. However, most importing is done on Linux laptop and while photos are available ...
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Autostart Dropbox in Lubuntu

I've installed Dropbox (as per the instructions supplied in Dropbox's Home Page and a personal blog I found browsing about the subject), but still no success in forcing autostart (only for my user) ...
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Programmatically sync dropbox without daemon running

I would like to 'manually' force dropbox to sync at certain times (eg at regular, daily intervals using cron, as part of a larger backup script). My goal is to substitute the dropbox daemon with ...
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How to combine multiple text files into one text file ordered by date created?

I'm a newbie so please help: I keep a journal on my iPhone using Scratch that outputs all notes I make to a separate .txt file stored in Dropbox. I have this synced with my Ubuntu 14.04 system, so ...
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Dropbox won't change default directory

Seems to be a problem in the 64 bit version of Dropbox I'm trying to install. On a fresh install of 12.10 I need to be able to set a different path for the Dropbox directory (not the standard ...
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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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Dropbox icon in the wrong place

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Yesterday when I logged in, I found out that the Wi-Fi indicator disappeared. However the main problem is that Dropbox indicator is located on the left, above the Dash ...
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Dropbox indicator icon dissapears right after login

Even though Dropbox's app indicator dissapearing from the tray area seems like a recurrent enough problem, my issue is a litte different. When I login, I can see the app panel populating, and the ...
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Dropbox-Client does not work

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 (64bit) and can't get the Dropbox-Client to work. I can install it but I don't get to the point where I should be asked for my user information (mail adress/password). ...
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Missing Dropbox icon overlays after upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10

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 ...
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Dropbox often stalls “Saving 1 file”, have to restart it

Dropbox works well, but often the tray icon starts spinning forever with the tooltip message "Saving 1 file..." I usually don't worry about it, and I never had any loss, despite switching computers ...
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Synchronize 4GB of files

Is there any service with Linux client that can deal with synchronizing 4 GB of data? By synchronizing I mean keeping all data on their server with automatic upload when files are changed. I am happy ...
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Dropbox very high CPU usage without any actual data transfer

The Dropbox process constantly clocks more than 50% CPU usage sometimes going up to the higher 80s and 90s. At the same time it does not even upload/download the files it is supposed to. The progress ...
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How can I make dropbox display an icon in Gnome Shell?

There's no icon of dropbox in the gnome-shell's tray (bottom-right corner). There's just text. I tried different icon themes but still it's missing. Here's a screenshot:
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Dropbox 'Copy Public Link' in Thunar file manager (Xfce)

I'm using XUbuntu and was a bit saddened that I couldn't use Dropbox within Thunar file manager. Can I make a custom context menu option to 'copy public link' in Thunar?
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Copy files from a server via ssh to dropbox.

I have a user in a linux server (Debian) with ssh access, and have some files on it. I need to copy the files to my Dropbox. but I donot want to copy to my Dropbox in my PC and Laptop, I want to first ...
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Can I symlink a Dropbox folder?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.10 as a dual boot with Windows 8. I'd already had windows up and running for a few months before installing Ubuntu, so in order to have my files accessible from both ...
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Forcing Zeitgeist to index Dropbox folder

I am running Ubuntu 11.10, and I would like to force Zeitgeist to index my Dropbox folder. I understand that Zeitgeist is a passive service that logs particular events (such as opening or downloading ...
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How do I prevent Dropbox from being automatically added to the autostart list after launching it?

Everytime I start Dropbox (in Precise) it gets added to the autostart list even if I deleted the entry before. I don't want Dropbox to be started when I log in only when I want it to. How to prevent ...
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Is there any way to force Dropbox to open the Dropbox folder in a file manager other than Nautilus?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, with both PCManFM and Nautilus installed. I've succesfully set the default file manager to PCManFM: I've accomplished that by doing the following steps: Right-clicking a ...
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How to sync my Dropbox files with a preferred local folder?

I installed Dropbox using following commands cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86" | tar xzf - Then I ran the demon with this command: ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd ...
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How can I add a dropbox folder option under my “Places” in Nautilus

Like windows, when you download dropbox it places a folder in the library list. I'm wondering if I'm able to similarly add dropbox under "Places". Thank you in advance for your help.
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Dual boot- updating a folder from home partition in Dropbox or Ubuntuone?

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8 in perfect harmony. I have installed in windows an application so that I can mount the home (ext4) partition in windows. I am using Windows 8 ...
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Can I safely sync .config/ between computers?

I have a netbook and desktop which I'd like to share application configuration between through Dropbox. Currently my netbook is set to symlink ~/.config -> ~/Dropbox/.config which it's working fine. ...
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Marlin, Ubuntu 11.10 and Dropbox (and Ubuntu One) plugins

I have installed marlin the elementary OS file manager in my system but I don't see any Dropbox support for it by default, is it available? How can I install it?
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Dropbox does not sync on ubuntu 14.04

For mysterious reasons dropbox is not working anymore. I have added few small pdf to my folder and it is syncing them for hours. I have tried to remove and reinstall dropbox but nothing is changed. ...
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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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dropbox configuration

I've dropbox v1.4.17 installed and I want to change the path from (...)/Dropbox to (...)/dropbox. I think until v1.2 this was done by changing dropbox_path field in the sqlite file ...
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How can I use Dropbox as a backup without syncing the backup to my harddrive?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. I read this link: "How can I use DropBox as a simple backup?" which suggests to backup using deja-dup to the Dropbox folder. However, if I would do this, the backups will ...
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Disconnecting wifi every few minutes

I'm new in Ubuntu and I have some small problem with my wifi. I manage to connect it after an hour of using this forum, however now whatever I'm doing I'm loosing the connection every few minutes. I ...
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How to set up Dropbox on Ubuntu Server?

I've installed Dropbox on Ubuntu Server 9.10 using these instructions, however I am struggling to find out what to do next. Other help pages are related to those with a GUI. Running dropbox status ...
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Dropbox not running after logging off: init.d vs. dropbox.py

I'm inheriting admin control over a server used to process and share data between investigators. We've been trying to use Dropbox to share some of the files. Dropbox was installed when I took over the ...
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Dropbox 1.6.1 doesn't link to account

For the life of me, I can't seem to get Dropbox installed in such a way that it links to my account and starts syncing files. I've tried the following: sudo apt-get install dropbox sudo apt-get ...
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Have to run dropbox with `~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd`, why not just dropbox?

I've had nemo file manager with the dropbox extension but after the problem of nemo 2.0 that couldn't render the desktop properly, I removed both of them, and installed nautilus. Now, I am trying to ...