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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 ...
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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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How do I fix a “Can't access Dropbox folder” error?

I'm having a rather strange problem with Dropbox that started a few weeks ago. Dropbox will stop syncing with the message "Can't access Dropbox folder", and refuse to sync until I reboot. I've tried ...
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How to start nautilus-dropbox with Gnome and kfilebox with KDE?

I use Ubuntu/Kubuntu 12.10 with KDE 4.10 and Unity, switching beetween the two depending on what I intend to do. My question is: How can I make sure that the package nautilus-dropbox is only ...
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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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Automatically mirror a directory in Ubuntu

Running Ubuntu 12.04 I have a library of personal files and documents stored in Dropbox. I want the Dropbox folder to be automatically mirrored to a directory in the local machine, as a backup to the ...
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Is there a way to stop Dropbox from opening Firefox as its default when viewing the Dropbox webpage?

I have Dropbox installed on my Ubuntu desktop 12.10, I also have Firefox and Chrome installed. Chrome is my default browser, I have checked in my mimeapps.list and its all correct. Yet for some reason ...
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dropbox installation failed (behind proxy) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to configure proxy authentication to work with Ubuntu Software Center? I'm new to Ubuntu (12.10), maybe I'm doing something stupid, but I can't get Dropbox work. ...
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Install Dropbox and set my www folder as the synced folder on the server

I want to sync my WWW folder with dropbox. How can I do that ? I am using Ubuntu server 12.xx something. This for development purpose only. I goggled it but I was unsuccessful
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How do symbolic links work in Dropbox?

I made some links to files in a folder. When I added that folder to Dropbox, the links contained duplicate copies of the files linked to. Have you had this problem? Do you understand what is ...
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How to automatically associate DropBox folder with the theme?

In Faenza & Faience icon themes there is a dropbox icon for the folder of DropBox, but if I set my icons theme to one of theme nothing happens to the folder. So, I have to change the icon of the ...
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How can I use DropBox as a simple backup?

I'd like to use my Dropbox account to backup my "Documents" folder, without running the risk of deleting something on Dropbox and my files being deleted on my computer. Is there any way to do this?
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Dropbox is not up when I login remotely via ssh

I have a computer with Ubuntu12.04 and Dropbox. When I login it remotely via ssh, I find that Dropbox's daemon won't be called up. How to solve this problem, please?
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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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ltsp: fat client with motion -> dropbox upload

I would like to install motion on my ltsp fat clients, which actually works well. What I don't know is how to upload the created files via dropbox. Can someone point me in the right direction? I ...
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Cross-system file links

We are using complex directory tree, shared via DropBox on Windows and Ubuntu. Somewhere we need to refer files, placed in other folders (like Invoice_5.doc must be found under Invoices as well as ...
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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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Dropbox not Installing on Ubuntu 12.10

I'm running a PC with Ubuntu 12.10. I require "Dropbox" to be installed on this machine, and chose to look for it in the "Software Center" and start the installation from there. The following ...
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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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Dropbox is taking too much CPU time. How can I fix it?

I recently noticed that Dropbox is taking about 50-90% of my CPU for more than just a few seconds sometimes - mostly when downloading/syncing many or large files. Still, I guess that even when ...
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Dropbox doesn't leave “Connecting…” state [closed]

After installing Dropbox in 12.10 it doesn't connect properly. All files get synced without any problems, but in the drop down menu (icon in the top bar) it keeps showing "Connecting" for 3 days ...
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How to install Dropbox in 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Dropbox? I have tried installing Dropbox via their website (the .deb file), using wget, and adding their repo, and every method has failed. How can I get ...
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How do I integrate Dropbox in Sync Menu Indicator?

Is there anyway to integrate Dropbox in the Sync (cloud) Menu Indicator?