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Dropbox Fails To Start With “VerificationError: importing pylinux…”

Dropbox fails to start with "VerificationError: importing pylinux..." . It seems that some recent Python update breaks Dropbox, resulting in the following error: Starting Dropbox...Traceback (most ...
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Disappearing dropbox icon, can't uninstall and reinstall

My dropbox icon from the top bar has disappeared. I have tried to uninstall and reinstall as suggested in an answer to someone with a similar problem but sudo apt-get remove dropbox gets the reply ...
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Dropbox isn't running/is already running

whenever I start my computer, dropbox does not automatically start itself aswell. Furthermore, when I try to start it using the program launcher, nothing happens. I then tried the command line ...
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Mount your Box account or sync a folder with it

I'd want Box Cloud storage as automatically mounted in Ubuntu or sync this with a folder in my Home. For the first one, I followed this tutorial but when I restarted I tried to mount but it says: ...
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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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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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Dropbox Syncronization Problem

I am using 12.04 and tried Dropbox but faced the following problem.: irtaza@irtaza-OptiPlex-990:~$ sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Dropbox sync status is not visible in Xubuntu. Is this normal or only with me?

As on Windows there are no icons showing syncing or the green tick showing sync is complete. All folders and files are just regular folder and files. Is this normal with Xubuntu? Though when hovering ...
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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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Sync configuration files of lightning

I use the lightening extension of Thunderbird. To have my own calendar on different machines, I put the .ics file in my Dropbox folder and this works fine. I also would like to share in the same way ...
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Block Internet Access During a Period of Time Except For Some Applications [closed]

I want to know if there's any way to block internet access during a established period of time (say 1 PM to 8 PM), but with exceptions to some applications such as dropbox and apt-get.
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Dropbox on LiveCD (Persistent)

On a 'persistent' live-USB, the dropbox installation 'forgets' email & password, and reinstalls at every reboot. (The command line client also suffers from the same problem) Does anyone know a ...
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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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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 ...
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Kubuntu Fails To Mount NTFS on startup, then succeeds but it's too late

I'm using Kubuntu 13.04 x64, I'm a complete noob at Linux and Kubuntu and have never asked a question on here before, and I have a NTFS partition on my HDD that is shared with a Windows 8.1 partition ...
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Dropbox downloads next file and then hangs per every start

I have a strange problem with dropbox on notebook with Ubuntu 13.10 (the problem also existed in Ubuntu 13.04). When I start dropbox, it downloads a single file (it's an ordinary photo, 2-3 mb) and ...
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How to start Dropbox on startup?

I am having the exact same issue as in this question but none of the answers worked for me. For instance, trying this answer I get this error: a@b:~$ cd /usr/bin a@b:/usr/bin$ sudo cp dropbox ...
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Dropbox not starting - Ubuntu 13.04 server eddition

I am running a 32 bit installation of Ubuntu 13.04 Server edition and watching top shows nothing. What i did was run: cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86" | tar ...
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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 Captures the Internet

I recently installed Dropbox on my computer.The problem is that when Dropbox is syncing i.e. uploading or downloading no I cannot use internet on my other programs like firefox. On the other hand this ...
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On 13.10, where is my dropbox icon [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10, but I can't locate my Dropbox icon, which used to reside next to the time, volume controls and such, in the upper right corner of my screen. Dropbox icon is no longer ...
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Dropbox Re-Installation

I first installed dropbox with the following commands: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 5044912E sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu precise main" sudo ...
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Dropbox indicator menu went missing in 13.10. How to get it back? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 13.10, then installed Dropbox from Ubuntu Software Center. Yet starting Dropbox seems to have no effect, and the Dropbox icon doesn't appear in the top-right indicator area like it ...
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Check-in/check-out tool for Dropbox in Ubuntu?

Does anyone know whether there is a check-in/check-out tool for Dropbox running Ubuntu? I'm basically looking for the linux version of Notifybox, which only supports Windows.
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No Dropbox icon in the indicator panel?

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my machine and everything has been working fine, except I don't see the Dropbox indicator. I have installed and re-installed Dropbox multiple times and can confirm ...
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Excessive Resource Use in Syncing Home Folders with Dropbox

My situation is that I work close to equally from home and from my workplace's office, and I'm attempting to set up two Ubuntu virtual machines that stay mostly synced with each other. I'm primarily ...
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Dropbox does not sync after suspend

Whenever I suspend my Ubuntu, and then rewake it, Dropbox does not sync, so I don't see files that I edited on other computers. How can I make it sync?
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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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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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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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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: ...