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How to install Dropbox?

For some reason installing Dropbox via software center does not work. I get a message that sends me to Dropbox website where I follow the instructions. But at the end it says it says: Next, run ...
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Dropbox syncing file.ext~ (tilde, backup/temp)

When using Dropbox in Ubuntu everything seems fine, but on my Windows machine with Dropbox I end up with the file.ext~ backup/temp version of any files I opened in Ubuntu. Is there some way to prevent ...
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Tool for a “meta cloud”

Is there a tool in Ubuntu which collects the different logins of my cloud hosts (dropbox, ubuntu one, box.net, HIdrive etc...) and turns them into a big "meta cloud virtual hard disk"?
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How do I configure Dropbox to log to syslog?

Dropbox is currently running well on Ubuntu server 10.04. How can I setup dropbox to log any sync in syslog or even separate log file?
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Ubuntu One Dropbox Conflict

I am using 11.10 and have been using Dropbox on my various PCs (Windows and Ubuntu) for a long time. I decided to see what Ubuntu One was about and loaded it on all my PCs. It started to amend my ...
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Install Dropbox in Xubuntu

Using Xubuntu 11.10 I figured there might be a problem installing Dropbox using the .deb file from the website since XFCE doesn't use Nautilus. Some tutorials said that you have to install Nautilus ...
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How to transfer files a-la Dropbox with an iPad in a LAN?

I use Dropbox to transfer file (ebooks, documents, images...) to and from an iPad and 2 ubuntu laptops in the same LAN, but it's a nonsense to move files to the cloud and back again to the same LAN. ...
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Ubuntu One Significantly Slower than DropBox

I have tried many times to make the switch to Ubuntu One but I never could because of it being significantly slower at uploading files than DropBox. I want the extra space and the integration with ...
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Which DropBox installer do I have to download for use on Lubuntu?

Which one should I use - Ubuntu or Debian? The Debian one I guess since Lubuntu doesn't use nautilus. Not sure though.
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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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How can I encrypt data in Ubuntu One or Dropbox?

I'd love to use Ubuntu One or Dropbox features, like file storage and so on, but I don't want anyone else to access my data, USA Patriot act etc.. I want things to be encrypted so that the only place ...
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Can't complete dropbox installation from behind proxy

Problem: My PC on campus sits behind a proxy (requiring authentication) and I can't setup Dropbox. I am convinced that this is a proxy issue as I can't setup Ubuntu one either (but I don't use Ubuntu ...
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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 crashes nautilus

I updated to Oneric Ocelot finally, and decided to make the leap to Unity, but Dropbox is choking Nautilus. When I log in to 3D, I get a message saying that Nautilus needs to be restarted in order ...
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Switching from Dropbox to Ubuntu One?

I have a free Dropbox account which I use about 5-10% of currently. I mostly use it on my Windows 7 work laptop to store my source code backups (pseudo-SVN), and also on my Windows 7 home desktop ...
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How can I make Dropbox wait for Truecrypt? (including password input)

I am using Truecrypt to secure my data and am obliged to use Dropbox for some file sharing. I've set up my Dropbox folder on the Truecrypt mount. When I log in Dropbox throws an error, because the ...
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Can Tomboy import notes from a directory (eg Dropbox)?

I am an iOS user and use an app called PlainText to sync my notes with Dropbox. I noticed with Tomboy Notes you can sync to a local directory - upon setting this to the PlainText directory in Dropbox ...
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How can I integrate Dropbox with PCManFM?

I'm using Lubuntu 11.04 and I installed Dropbox. Every time I click on the tray icon, Dropbox opens Chrome to show my files. How to change this behaviour? It would be nice to open my files from the ...
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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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Has Ubuntu gone case-insensitive?

So, I have a folder on my computer which contains these two files (and other files) disc membership.pdf disc membership.pdf (Case Conflict 1) And I have a folder on an external drive which contains ...
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Access to my files on Android

I am thinking of subscribing to Dropbox which is slightly more costly than Ubuntu one but I need access to my files on the go, and I prefer to use my smartphone to my netbook most of the time as I ...
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Loading Dropbox on start-up when my Dropbox folder is on separate partition

My Dropbox folder is on another partition on my harddrive and Dropbox loads on start up. But since the separate partition has't been opened yet, Dropbox complains that my Dropbox folder is missing. So ...
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Sync Computers Using Ubuntu One without the Cloud

I am looking for a way that I can synchronize the files on two computers (assuming both run Ubuntu) WITHOUT uploading the files to the cloud as Ubuntu One does. Windows Live Mesh does this natively (I ...
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Is there any way to integrate Dropbox in the messaging menu like ubuntu one?

Well, what the title says : is there any way to integrate Dropbox in the messaging menu like ubuntu one ? Edit: Below is an image showing where Ubuntu One is on the messaging menu That is where I ask ...
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Dropbox integration without nautilus?

Is it possible to integrate dropbox in other filemanagers than nautilus? If yes, which manager would be best suited for this, and how do i set this up?
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Dropbox gone from indicator area after upgrade to 11.04

I upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04 today, so I'm using Unity now, and Dropbox has disappeared from the indicator area. It still works, but it's hard to use now. I've already tried removing it and ...
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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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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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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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How to create file/folder sync functionality (similar to Dropbox)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make my own Dropbox / Ubuntu One server at home I think with time it will become possible to use a Dropbox locally on my Linux/Unix/Windows server. But for now, I would ...
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Missing Dropbox indicator-applet icon, how do I get it back?

I'm currently running Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit and wanted to change my Dropbox indicator-applet icon to make it look more uniform with the other icons. I found this suggestion of a PPA and package to try ...
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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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How can I delay dropbox from starting, but not disable it?

When I log into my user account on Ubuntu 10.10, there is a unsatisfying delay before my system becomes usable. Even launching a terminal, I have to wait a few seconds before the bash prompt appears. ...
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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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Syncing apt-get installations between multiple computers

Is there a way to synchronize my installations (and removals) between multiple PCs? Preferably with dropbox - since I'm already using that to keep my files in sync. I thought of an alias for the ...
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Experiences with Ubuntu One? [closed]

I'm currently testing several backup/sync services: Dropbox, SpiderOak and Ubuntu One. Of them, Dropbox is the winner hands down; SpiderOak is nice too, but a bit more intrusive and unpredictable ...
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How can I do individual file encryption on Dropbox? [duplicate]

I'd like to set a single directory inside Dropbox in which files are encrypted on a file-by-file basis. At the moment, I use a 2Mb Truecrypt container inside my Dropbox which I then have to mount ...
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How can I change Dropbox's indicator applet icon?

After installing Dropbox I was happy to see that although the installer said it would be version 0.6.7, it actually installed Dropbox 1.1.0. This version includes the new application indicator. ...
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Dropbox instead of the documents folder?

Hello I was wondering if it's possible to make Dropbox sync my ~/Documents folder? I'm on Ubuntu 10.10 netbook remix (Not that NBR should matter that much). I've read how to do this on Windows, and I ...
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Repercussions to sharing .bashrc across machines with Dropbox?

I work on a lot of different machines, all running Ubuntu (not always the same version). I have some really basic customizations to my prompt I would like to have available on all machines. I ...
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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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Error caused by Dropbox in update manager [duplicate]

I am getting the following error message when the update manager runs: Apt Authentication issue Problem during package list update. The package list update failed with a authentication ...
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Is there any way to get a roaming profile in Ubuntu with say ubuntu one, dropbox, rsync, etc?

Basically my situation is where I jump from machine to machine (about 3 of them) to do development. I have used No Machine in addition to Synergy to try and fix my issue. What I basically want is ...
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What does 'Lock Version' do?

Having installed an experimental version of dropbox and installed in manually, i dont want the deb in synaptic to download any updates (as theyll over write the changes ive done manually i assume). ...
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Where can I get experimental versions of dropbox?

Where can i get hold of the experimental versions of Dropbox for Ubuntu? Im looking for a version that allows the tray icons to be modified, and as far as im aware this functionality is only ...
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How Do I Purchase Ubuntu One Songs Without Using Ubuntu One File Sharing?

I want to use DropBox instead of Ubuntu One. But I like the idea of buying MP3s for 88 cents from Ubuntu One because it can help contribute cash to the Ubuntu project. I have disabled and uninstalled ...
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Ubuntu One Eating My Dropbox

I used to have a perfectly good working DropBox account on my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS computer. Somewhere along the chain of "sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade" over the past year, my DropBox ...
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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 ...