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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?
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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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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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How to synchronize a whole Ubuntu?

I think that the time is ripe to have my whole Ubuntu synchronized just as my Dropbox folder is. Given that we are always talking about files and directories, what's the difference between my ...
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Dropbox add to Computer Menu in Nautilus

I was wondering if there was any way to "bookmark" dropbox in nautilus on the left hand side? Would be useful to have. I tried searching but had no success, so I apologise in advanced if this has ...
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Firewall settings for Dropbox LAN sync

I have two Ubuntu 12.04 computers on a wireless home network, kept in sync using Dropbox. I use Dropbox rather than Ubuntu One because of its LAN sync feature - preferable to doing everything via the ...
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How can I control Dropbox sync programmatically?

I have Dropbox Nautilus sync running. I want to programmatically pause sync, then do something to the directory, and then resume sync again. Is there a way to pause and resume Dropbox Nautilus sync ...
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Problem with dropbox installing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? Installing in 12.10 beta. This message: breaks existing package "nautilus-dropbox" conflict: ...
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WINE and items in notification area [closed]

I have an app called Dropbox. I installed it with the help of WINE. Well, I get the icon in the Ubuntu notification area, but when I click on it to open it, it is transparent (see attached image)
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Dropbox icon in tray is missing

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and today when I start my laptop I saw that the dropbox icon is missing from the top panel and I don't know how can I get it back.
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How do I uninstall Dropbox?

After booting up, a popup screen tells me Dropbox did not install correctly, but it is lurking somewhere. To install properly I first have to delete the incorrect install. How can I do that? I'm ...
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Wifi selective proxy server

I use Dropbox to backup files on my 12.04 laptop. Currently, whenever Dropbox has an internet connection it syncs. This is an issue when I am tethering with my mobile because of the cost of mobile ...
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Dropbox install fails in 12.04 TLS (32 bit)

In Ubuntu I choose the "Try Ubuntu" mode. Every time I try to install DB via download from the DB-Site and Software Center it confirms as "intalled". But the Dropbox is nowhere to be found. It is not ...
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How to do a Automatic shutdown when Dropbox stops synching?

Is it possible, or rather is there a way to automatically shutdown Ubuntu (I'm running 12.04) when Dropbox stops synching? That would really suit my needs and cut power consumption. Thanks ...
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New user configuration

I want to make my Dropbox directory secure from unwitting changes. So I made for my directory and files inside the following actions: chown -R dropbox:dropbox Dropbox The idea is that I work under ...
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Questions pertaining to backing up on Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way to backup all settings, list of installed packages, tweaks, etc? Firstly, I wonder if it wouldn't hurt to backup EVERYTHING, are there any downsides to backing ...
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Disk quota for a folder

I would like to limit the amount of data my Deja dup backup will try to put on its corresponding Dropbox folder, say limit it only to 500MB? Is it possible to set a disk quota on a file folder?
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Moving Deja Dup Backups From Dropbox to Ubuntu One

Is there a way where I can instead transfer/upload all my previous Deja dup backups from my Dropbox to my Ubuntu One and then from there, Deja dup will just continue synching with it whenever it ...