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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 ...
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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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Start Dropbox on System Start (Not Login)

I am running Dropbox just fine on a 13.04 machine. However, I want to be able to power up the machine, and have the Dropbox sync start automatically for a particular user (there is only one account ...
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Using Git as off-line alternative for Dropbox

I am working with lots of text files daily and I use Dropbox as a way to restore earlier versions of files in case something goes wrong. I am looking for simple way to suplement/replace Dropbox in ...
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Dropbox ignoring my default programs

I'm currently using ubuntu 13.04. Dropbox, for some reason, is ignoring my default file manager and browser. Whenever I open the folder "Dropbox", it uses nautilus and not thunar (which is my default ...
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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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Dropbox crashes Nautilus 9 - Refusing to add […] 'NautilusDropbox::browse'

I use ubuntu 13.04 64. the two similar posts did not help me (Nautilus crashing because of Dropbox (Ubuntu 13.04) and Dropbox crashes nautilus) I think my problem is different as I get a different ...
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Does Dropbox work ok with Ubuntu server 13.04?

I run a minecraft server that stays in sync with Dropbox and currently i have been using Ubuntu desktop. I want to switch to Ubuntu server 13.04, I have been practicing with Ubuntu server somewhat. ...
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help cannot change inotify watch number because file cant be over written

so I'm trying to start using lsyncd for a more up to date backup system. the problem that i have run into is that the directory that i have to backup contains more than 250,000 items and i would like ...
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how to unistall dropbox from ubuntu?

hemant@HmNt-pc:~$ sudo apt-get remove nautilus-dropbox E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory ...
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Ubuntu + TrueCrypt + Dropbox + Desktop PC with WIndows 7 + Netbook with 12.04

I have two PCs, a netbook running Ubuntu 12.04 and a desktop running Windows 7. I use Dropbox to share files between the two PCs. I need to encrypt some files, and I have installed TrueCrypt on both ...
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Dropbox link to www

I have apache installed on my Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit. I want to link a folder named html from the dropbox, to the www folder. I pressed right-click on the html folder, and clicked make link, and I cut ...
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Dropbox NAS replication through Ubuntu Server 12.04

Background I have a D-LINK DNS-320 NAS which works well to provide SMB shares but not much else. I have mounted the volumes on my NAS to my Ubuntu Server 12.04 VM which runs as production for me for ...
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Dropbox 1.6 configuration

I'm working with ubuntu 12.04 and I installed dropbox 1.6.0. After installation, it working. The dropbox icon is in the notification area and I can configure it. The most important for me is to ...
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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): ...
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How to configure a firewall that only allows a few webpages and dropbox and U1 services?

Can anyone give a step-by-step how-to that explains how to block all outgoing internet traffic to all websites, but allows only a selected list (needed for working, fi. online dictionaries) allows ...
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How to launch DropBox using its python script normally?

I've installed Dropbox_2.2.10.tar.gz. Its installation instruction says: "Download this Python script to control Dropbox from the command line. For easy access, put a symlink to the script anywhere ...
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Sending large files to clients

I own a new recording studio and we have been using cloud storage like Dropbox to send large files to our clients. However, I feel there must be a more practical solution that having to wait hours for ...
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Problem with installing dropbox

I am trying to install "Dropbox" on my laptop and it keeps throwing the following error at me all the time. laptop@laptop:~$ dropbox start -i Starting Dropbox... Dropbox is the easiest way to share ...
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Install dropbox over browser VNC

I want to install dropbox, but I only have access to firefox over VNC.
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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 ...
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Dropbox sys-tray functions broken

Some of the functions in the dropbox menu seem to be broken. I can open the dropbox folder, view recently changed files, access the preferences and quit. 'Launch Dropbox Website', 'Get More Space' ...
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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 ...
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Is there a way to view progress when syncing with Dropbox?

Is there a way to see sync progress when uploading and downloading files with Dropbox instead of just the speed and remaining time?
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Move dropbox-client appindicator

I know, that it's possible, to re-arrange the ordering of the appindicators in the tray (this question has been asked a few times) /usr/share/indicator-application/ordering-override.keyfile and I ...
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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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Cannot install Dropbox from CLI or Software Centre [duplicate]

I initially tried installing it using the steps listed here: http://www.liberiangeek.net/2012/10/how-to-install-dropbox-in-ubuntu-12-10-quantal-quetzal/ I got the following error from it: E: ...
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Downloading Dropbox from terminal with wget makes command crash.-UBUNTU SERVER 12.04

I have downloaded Dropbox manually on many instances on Ubuntu systems.Today I tried to use it on an Ubuntu 12.04 server edition, so I used the command wget -O - ...
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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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Problems to save pdf files from Dropbox

I'm trying to download one list of scientific papers in pdf format from dropbox. But the download process stops at 100% (without conclude). The interesting point is that I can open my file directly on ...
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Does encrypting the hard drive affect file sync with programs like Dropbox, Ubuntu One, Spider Oak, Insync, and others?

For the last few months I've been having a lot of problems syncing with two computers that I reinstalled and encrypted the drives. It is happening with all the programs I mention in the subject. Can ...
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Download menu pops up after every new tab is opened

I recently installed Dropbox on Ubuntu, the install went perfectly fine and Dropbox is functioning normally. However, now every time I open a new tab in Firefox I am promoted with the download menu ...
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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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Nautilus crashing because of Dropbox (Ubuntu 13.04)

I have a strange problem that causes Nautilus to crash: When Dropbox is active and I click (even just once) on the Dropbox folder in my Home folder Nautilus crashes. When I turn it on again it shows ...
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Why is DropBox not included in sync indicator in 13.04? [duplicate]

Why is Drop Box not included in sync indicator manu in ubuntu 13.04? Ubuntu one is, but there is no Drop Box. Now I have two indicators. One for Ubuntu One and one for Drop Box. Is there a way to have ...
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Adding Dropbox space to Ubuntu One Cloud

I have a lot of GB from Dropbox cloud storage space: can I use it to increase my Ubuntu One cloud storage space? And if yes, how?
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How to setup a file sharing service from ubuntu server over the net?

I have Ubuntu server edition that I ssh form on my mac and windows computers. I would like to know if there is any service I can install on my server that allows me to save and access my files from ...
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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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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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Dropbox keeps having me log back in

Each time I boot up Ubuntu, Dropbox asks me to log back and then tells me that I have linked to this computer before, which I have. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 off of a live USB. Dropbox is the only ...
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Changing Dropbox location

So long story short, i made a ubuntu instance on aws with very little storage space and hooked it up to a s3 bucket using s3fs (which should make it big enough for my dropbox). However since the ...
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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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Any alternative to install -f?

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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How to move www directory to home?

I've recently installed Lamp in my fresh 12.04 installation. I want to know if I can move my www directory to home so I can syncronize it with Ubuntu One, or is there any way to syncronize www ...
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Failed to download repository information | Ubuntu 12.10

I already checked for a possible answer to my question, but, how to fix this since my details are different from the other people here. Here's my error information on Software Updater: [W:Failed to ...
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Small harddrive for Ubuntu, Large harddrive for Music, Video, Pictures etc?

I have a small SSD for running the operating system (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, it used to windows but recently made the switch!). I then use another large harddrive for storing all my data (I call it "11111", ...
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Dropbox synchronizing every time I press a key in Kate

I've just noticed Dropbox will synchronize a file every time I press a key in Kate(the text editor). This behavior does not cause problems but it is annoying to say the least. Is this caused by ...
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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 ...
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Dropbox won't start anymore

Since a while, 2 weeks, Dropbox does not startup anymore on my laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with GNOME shell. When I run dropbox start -i in the console I get the following output. Starting ...
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Can't work with files named with russian characters

After saving file in LibreOffice with russian name it displays in Nautilus like "??????.odt". This file correctly opens in LibreOffice, but with "??????.odt" title in titlebar. Another side of ...