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Cannot remove Dropbox

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 I tried to install Dropbox using Ubuntu Software centre but it stopped at some point Now I cannot remove the partial installation. If I try using the Software centre it ...
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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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dropbox slow on ubuntu 14.04

My dropbox syncing is incredibly slow... I am using dropbox from the ubuntu repository on an almost fresh ubuntu installation. I would like to avoid to install the package from the dropbox website ...
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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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Since a few days, Dropbox stopped syncing [on hold]

Theres a new problem with nautilus-dropbox and is the worst for a service like Dropbox: stopped syncing and their tech support don't believe their users. The problem is: start dropbox it downloads ...
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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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Stuck since I try to install dropbox [duplicate]

First of all I apologize for my english, but I'm stuck and I don't know much of linux. When I try to install Dropbox in my ubuntu it get stuck and I try to close it, but know I have a serching ...
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Lost Dropbox tray icon on Ubuntu 12.04

I've just updated my dropbox version by uninstalling the old (unsupported) version (but which has worked flawlessly for years) and installing version 1.6.2 from the dropbox site. Following the ...
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Dropbox does not sync on ubuntu 14.04

For mysterious reasons dropbox is not working anymore. I have added few small pdf to my folder and it is syncing them for hours. I have tried to remove and reinstall dropbox but nothing is changed. ...
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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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Dropbox Upgrade

This morning, via email from Dropbox, I received notification that the version of Dropbox I am running on Ubuntu 14.04LTS will be retired next week and to update to the latest version. The email takes ...
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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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Software center can't uninstall

I just download "dropbox" from their site. It didn't work, and the software center didn't give me the option to uninstall it, so I tried to re-install it. I got a pop-up saying that I first needed to ...
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Dropbox error - 'echo 100000 | sudo tee / proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches'

Dropbox gives me an error that mentions echo tee 100000 but then it disappears. How to fix or remove msg?
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After upgrading to 14.04 my dropbox notifier is missing

Reinstalling lippappindicator1 doesn't help. I'm using dropbox 1.6.1-1. Under 13.10 everything was fine. I'm not sure whether syncing is working.
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Dropbox behind a proxy under ubuntu 14.04 server

Is it possible to install dropbox under an ubuntu 14.04 server that is behind a proxy with credentials ?
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Dropbox causes software center problems

installed dropbox via software center. ''applying changes'' or when pressing 'x' button, then ''cancellation'' last forever! Even after restarting comp. Removing dropbox via software center lasta ...
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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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Dropbox not running after logging off: init.d vs. dropbox.py

I'm inheriting admin control over a server used to process and share data between investigators. We've been trying to use Dropbox to share some of the files. Dropbox was installed when I took over the ...
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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 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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Problems repairing Dropbox

I installed Dropbox and it did not show the green draw when it's syncronized, so I just uninstalled it and tried to install it again. It was taking so long for uninstall so I just decided to restart ...
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Unable to install any application in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm facing below error while installing any application. E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. I tried to use sudo dpkg --configure -a, ...
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Dropbox wont install/remove and update manager is now not working [duplicate]

Sorry to be so useless, this seems to be a common problem, but after trying to install dropbox on a fresh install of 12.04 I'm getting all sorts of errors when trying to install/update anything, all ...
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Dropbox - Ubuntu 14.04LTS

In the last few days I have noticed an oddity with the Dropbox folder in the Home directory. I cannot be certain whether it is Ubuntu or Dropbox influenced hence the question here in case someone ...
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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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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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Full Disk Encryption and Dropbox

I am considering to do a Full Disk Encryption on a fresh install. the files that I store on the Dropbox folder, will be sent to Dropbox encrypted? what if I plug an external unencrypted hard disk ...
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Running Dropbox at startup

Please excuse a simple question from a new Linux user. Running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5800 @ 3.20GHz × 2. I installed Dropbox OK with the command: cd ~ && wget ...
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No dropdown menu appears from Dropbox indicator on Cinnamon

In Cinnamon, the Dropbox indicator does not have a dropdown menu like in Unity. If possible, how can one be made to display?
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Not able to install dropbox Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

My terminal emulator shows the following error while trying to install Dropbox. I need help and I am a beginner in Ubuntu. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Problems with nautilus-dropbox prevents idle installation [closed]

I know that similar questions have been asked in the past. I have read the solutions provided and tried them but do not seem to work. I am new to Linux (Mint16). I am trying to install idle but when ...
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How do I unlock /var/lib/dpkg/lock? [duplicate]

I attempted to install dropbox on my Ubuntu system, but now I am unable to install or uninstall any software. I get this error: E: Unable to lock the administration directory /var/lib/dpkg/lock? I ...
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Unity autostart hides dropbox icon while manual start does not

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For information: Autostart works, and Dropbox is active item in Startup Applications. libappindicator1 is installed nautilus-dropbox reinstalled several times dropbox works, icon ...
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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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Are there any safer Dropbox alternatives?

Are there safer alternatives for dropbox? As someone who knows my mailadress basically only is a passowrd away from my personal data.
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Skype and dropbox installation problems and Nvidia problems

hi guys i recently installed the new LTS OF Ubuntu ( 14.04) and i am having problems installing Skype and Dropbox. I am downloading the files from the official website . Also it seems that the this ...
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Dropbox icon disappears on restart

The dropbox icon is not displaying on the indicator panel in the top right hand corner. I tried to implement this solution and it works temporarily after I start and stop dropbox as suggested. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 dropbox icon missing in tray (no working solution)

I have the dropbox missing icon display problem. I try solutions like "sudo apt-get install libappindicator1", removing all the package and dropbox directories, reinstalling and no icon shows up. ...
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How to automatically copy pictures with resizing to some directory?

I'd like to share some pictures with someone using Dropbox. However, I'd prefer to downgrade the resolution of them (they will only be viewed on screen on the other side, so there's no need for big ...
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I get Authentication is needed to run `/usr/bin/dropbox' as the super user

in a system popup window on startup. Anyway to avoid this? fwiw I authenticate ok with my pw. I think this may have started after my recent upgrade from Ubuntu 12 -> 13
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Dropbox Stuck on Computer, Eating up CPU [duplicate]

Having some trouble with Dropbox on my new Ubuntu 12.04 computer. No other threads have helped :/ Dropbox installation corrupted I think. Interfering with all other commands I try to do through ...
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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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Getting dropbox to sync at start-up problem

Dropbox: I expect it to sync at start-up, with the dropbox icon in top bar. However, the only way I can open dropbox is by running ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd Which does work, but only while the terminal ...
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share home and ntfs folder in dropbox between ubuntu machines

I have a working Ubuntu 12.04 in a dual-boot with windows vista and in separate partition I have installed ubuntu 14.04 to test and slowly replace 12.04. In existing 12.04 installation I am syncing ...
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Make NTFS automount even more “auto”

I have dual boot Ubuntu/Windows. I have one relatively small NTFS partition for Win, one ext4 for Ubuntu and one big NTFS for data that's shared between the systems. I like that the NTFS partitions ...
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Dropbox won't start anymore

Since a while, 2 weeks, Dropbox does not startup anymore on my laptop running Ubuntu 13.10 with GNOME classic. This is different from Dropbox won't start anymore. After installation, a dialog ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 using dropbox folder located in sdcard

I'm using fstab to automount my dropbox folder located in an external sdcard by adding this line to it: UUID=DBFB-0730 /home/folder/Dropbox vfat auto,users,uid=1000,gid=1000,utf8,dmask=027,fmask=137 ...
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Why Dropbox doesn't work properly anymore?

For about a week dropbox stopped to work properly on all of my Linux computers. There are no Dropbox icons in indicator, dropbox folder sometimes shows sync icons, but usually does not. Reinstalling ...