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Broken shorcuts, Dropbox folder, etc due to mount address changing

I use Ubuntu 14.04. The partition where my files are located is not the same as the one my system is installed in. If I create a shortcut to a folder in the data partition and place that shortcut in ...
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unable to install google chrome on ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

i am new on ubuntu and was trying to install dropbox from software center it took long and mean while my computer got powered off and the i restarted my pc and went to software center it showed the ...
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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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Dropbox indexing is much slower in Ubuntu than in WIndows

I dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 with a shared NTFS storage partition. My dropbox folder is on this shared partition. First, I notice that whenever I switch back and forth between the two OSes, ...
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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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How to install python-gpgme ubuntu 14.04

I installed Dropbox but when I run it. I get an error saying: In order to use dropbox you need proprietary daemons. Install python-gpgme. Then, I headed over to installation of that python module ...
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Questions about Dropbox

I installed Dropbox on xubuntu 14.04 using the packaged provided by Dropbox on its download web page. Now, dropbox works, but its icon does not show in the panel at startup, and I gotta do "dropbox ...
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Dropbox 3.0.4 ignoring local themes / missing notification icon

After upgrading from xubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, I found that dropbox needed re-installation on my system, amongst a slew of other problems. I performed the following as suggested here: sudo rm -rf ...
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How to get back Dropbox Icon xubuntu 14.04

I am asking this because I was wondering this all day and all the existing answers about installing libappindicator1 and logging out and doing dropbox stop && dropbox start in the terminal ...
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Dropbox notification icon not showing in Ubuntu 14.04 with Mate Desktop 1.8.1

Apologies if this sounds similar to related questions, but I have searched and read many posts without finding a satisfactory answer. Did some digging on my own ... here is what happened and a ...
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How to install Dropbox on Kubuntu 14.10 with QT problems?

I am unable to install Dropbox on a fresh install of Kubuntu 14.10 (with the new Plasma desktop version). When I attempt to start the dropbox daemon using ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd I get an error ...
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Dropbox Sync Folder - Dual Boot - Win 7 and Ubuntu 14.04

I have dual boot computer with windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Is there anyway to use the same Dropbox sync folder. I tried to point to the same folder in Ubuntu but Dropbox refused to use the same ...
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DropBox core dump error and force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment

I am running Ubuntu 14.10, and I was just syncing one of my folders with my DropBox cloud storage space using this command in Terminal: ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd But when it was done (although it ...
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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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Ways of resolve case conflict when moving files to a Dropbox folder

As documented here, Dropbox appends (Case Conflict) to a file moved in ubuntu to a dropbox folder already containing a file of the same name (ignoring case). I would like to set up alternative ways ...
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downloading dropbox in ubuntu 12.04 stuck at 99%

I tried several times to download dropbox in Ubuntu 12.04 but the download is stuck at 99%. How can I solve this problem.
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Unable to install Dropbox on ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install Dropbox on ubuntu 12.04, but in terminal setup stops after downloading 100%.
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Dropbox notifications icon not appearing in fresh Xubuntu 14.10 Install

I just did a fresh install of Xubuntu 14.10. The first thing I installed was Dropbox from dropbox.com. The notification icon does not appear. I removed the official package, and installed the dropbox ...
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Shared Dropbox between Windows and Ubuntu has to re-index every time

I'm using a shared Dropbox folder on a ntfs partition that both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 access. I notice that whenever I switch OS, Dropbox has to re-index all the files, which sometimes take a ...
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Dropbox icon in the wrong place

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Yesterday when I logged in, I found out that the Wi-Fi indicator disappeared. However the main problem is that Dropbox indicator is located on the left, above the Dash ...
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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 ...
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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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Script to view office documents in Microsoft Office Online

I have to convert a lot of Microsoft Word documents to PDF for my work. It is very important to me to render the formatting as accurately as possible. I successfully installed Office 2010 on Xubuntu ...
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How to get the dropbox icon back without removing Chrome?

I installed the newest Chrome-version (38). Before that I was using version 34 and the dropbox indicater was in the system tray. After installing Chrome after restarting a message showed up indicating ...
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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 icon in the middle of screen on Gnome Ubuntu 14.04 Extended screen [duplicate]

Its always on top and I have to kill dropbox process and start it again to fix the issue.
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Dropbox Syncing

I am using Lubuntu and Dropbox. In my Dropbox folder is a Celtx project and that is the one file that Dropbox will not sync. The message I get is "Permission denied". The file syncs across OSC, IOS ...
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Dropbox Indicator position

Using Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Dropbox and the indicator icon went to the top far left position, just hiding the "x" close button of each maximized window. I tried to uninstall Dropbox and then ...
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Package dependencies cannot be resolved.. Pleaseee help

I'm new to ubuntu. I don't have any knowledge about it. Just installed it yesterday. So, in the ubuntu software center I'm unable to install any app. Also, when I'm trying to add an optional add-on ...
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Mailbox icon replaced Dropbox icon

Recently I noticed that my Dropbox icon is missing. About the same time, I noticed that there is some kind of mail icon right where the Dropbox is supposed to be. I don't use any kind of ...
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Dropbox System Tray Icon Black Background

In the newest release of Dropbox, the background of the icon is black (in the system tray). So no matter which theme you use, unless it's a black theme, the icon looks awful. Does anyone know the ...
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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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How to change/customize Dropbox (folder)emblem-icons?

I already changed all emblem-icons (I found so far on my system) in: /var/lib/dropbox/.dropbox-dist/images/emblems /usr/share/nautilus-dropbox/emblems/ to no avail. Rebooting the OS doesn't ...
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How to install Dropbox on Ubuntu 14 Server [GUI-less]?

I followed the steps in this link from Dropbox website: https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx But when I run the ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd nothing happens... I don't see the message... I also ...
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How can I use Dropbox as a backup without syncing the backup to my harddrive?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. I read this link: "How can I use DropBox as a simple backup?" which suggests to backup using deja-dup to the Dropbox folder. However, if I would do this, the backups will ...
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Dropbox 3.0.3 context menu cannot be used

I am using Kubuntu 14.10 on an AMD 64 machine. I have followed the guidelines in Dropbox Upgrade and installed Dropbox 3.0.3 using method 1. The white Dropbox icon shows up on the system tray. ...
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What service starts a user session before they login? [closed]

I've noticed that I have problems with insync and dropbox icons showing up in my system tray and in investigating the problem it seems to be because they are being started before I even login. In ...
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Backup system q from noob (w/ dropbox?)

Total noob here. I'm running 12.04 and want to back up my system before upgrading to the newest release. Is it possible (and advisable) to back up /home onto Dropbox? I've 1TB on Dropbox but Deja ...
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Dropbox and Ubuntu Software Center doesn't work after settinf python3.4 as default

In Ubuntu 14.04, I've set python3.4 as the default python version. After that, Dropbox doesn't launch at startup and the Ubuntu Software Center cannot open up anymore. Running them from the command ...
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Font hinting problems in Dropbox, other Qt applications

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and font hinting works perfectly as usual, except for a couple of applications: Dropbox's preferences and Dwarf Therapist. Since they are both Qt apps, I figure that's where the ...
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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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how to using dropbox-cli?

There is a command-line-interface (cli) to run dropbox from the console. Is there any tutorial or guide on how to use it?
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Dropbox not installed properly on 1204

I have tried to install Dropbox, here is my situation now: 1) I start my laptop and them a popup appears where I have to enter my sudo-password such that Dropbox can run as Superuser. 2) I enter the ...
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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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Dropbox doesn't autostart in 12.04

I have installed Dropbox on my fresh 12.04 LTS installation and under "Preferences" I have checked "Start Dropbox on System Startup". Under "Startup Applications" I can see Dropbox is listed with the ...
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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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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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dropbox doesnt want to connect

I tried to install and connect dropbox on all the different ways that are available on the internet and from ubuntu itself, also with different versions of dropbox, but the only thing I see is the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Sync Dropbox Folder to SD Card

My Dropbox folder is on an SD card. When I have to reboot my computer, Dropbox apparently tries to connect with the folder before it's mounted and returns an error. I have to sign into Dropbox each ...
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Unable to restart Nautilus (required by Dropbox)

Every time I log in dropbox opens up the screen informing me that Nautilus needs to be restarted. Clicking the restart button does nothing though. If I enter terminal and run nautilus -q it ...