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Dropbox Captures the Internet

I recently installed Dropbox on my computer.The problem is that when Dropbox is syncing i.e. uploading or downloading no I cannot use internet on my other programs like firefox. On the other hand this ...
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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 to install libappindicator1 without removing google chrome

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now I'm installing all the programs. I have an issue when i try to install Dropbox. Dropbox require an aditional installation called "libappindicator1" but if i ...
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How do I limit the size of my Dropbox directory?

I use Dropbox to share files between my home desktop computer, and my laptop. My Dropbox account now has a terabyte of space, and my home computer has many hundreds of gigabytes of space. My laptop, ...
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I can't upgrade ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 because of a dropbox upgrading problem

I tried to upgrade dropbox after having received a pop-up message in desktop from dropbox asking me to do it. I followed the instructions on the dropbox official downloading page. Dropbox can now only ...
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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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Problem installing dropbox, via software center [duplicate]

I had installed dropbox and after some days it suddenly stopped working. I uninstalled it and again when I try to install it via software center, I get this error message: This error could be caused ...
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Server 12.04 encrypted home + decrypt using only SAMBA + Dropbox

I have windows only users who login to their home directories and I would now like to have their home directories encrypted. I've tried encrypted home feature and that works great, but I can't get ...
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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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Disconnecting wifi every few minutes

I'm new in Ubuntu and I have some small problem with my wifi. I manage to connect it after an hour of using this forum, however now whatever I'm doing I'm loosing the connection every few minutes. I ...
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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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Configuring Dropbox on Ubuntu server

I've got a Ubuntu server running on an old laptop. The OS is on a 4GB USB drive and I use a SATA drive attached for storage. Now I wanted to set up Dropbox on this machine. I've got it running using ...
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Starting Dropbox…Dropbox isn't running!

Dropbox won't start, it was working fine until last week, so I tried to see what happens if i started it from terminal Starting Dropbox...Dropbox isn't running! Done! If I try to run it again, it ...
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Dropbox Startup problem

Today I installed Dropbox 2.10.30 on Ubuntu 14.04 using this commands. cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86" | tar xzf - ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd It works ...
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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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Dropbox sync not working & now won't uninstall 12.04

After problems with syncing files I have given up on Dropbox on ubuntu. Tried reinstalling and got: Selecting previously unselected package dropbox. dpkg: regarding .../dropbox_1.6.2_i386.deb ...
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How to combine multiple text files into one text file ordered by date created?

I'm a newbie so please help: I keep a journal on my iPhone using Scratch that outputs all notes I make to a separate .txt file stored in Dropbox. I have this synced with my Ubuntu 14.04 system, so ...
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Restarting Nautilus when installing Dropbox

I have a fresh installation of 14.04 with full updates. I installed the cloud synchronization engine - CLI and Nautilus extension from the Software Centre. During the installation process I get the ...
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Help with nautilus and Dropbox

I tried to download dropbox, which worked ok but then I got a message to restart nautilus for dropbox to work properly. But when I click the button that says "restart nautilus" nothing happens. I ...
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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 installation Froze

I have recently moved from the windows world to the Linux world. This was because since the last update I've been getting DBS (Death Blue Screen), tried to fix this issue but there isn't any available ...
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Resuming an upgrade to 12.04 which got stuck on reconfiguring dropbox

I was upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04 and the process got stuck when reconfiguring/downloading dropbox. I had to break the upgrade at 87% and don't think my system will boot now. Is there any way to ...
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Can I share my Banshee playlists between two computers using Dropbox?

I have my music collection stored on Drobox, and I use two different computers running Ubuntu and Banshee to access that collection. While the music files themselves are easily accessed using Banshee ...
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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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Couldn't Start Dropbox

Always displays this error saying permission but don't works well even after I provide the super user password.
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“Nautilus restart required” by Dropbox

I've just installed on my new pc Ubuntu 14.04, and one of the first programs I installed is Dropbox. But everytime I turn on my pc, it ask me to restart Nautilus because of Dropbox. If I restart ...
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Why is my SSH session so slow when Dropbox is uploading?

When Dropbox is uploading, my SSH session to a remote server (a DigitalOcean droplet) is extremely slow. By slow, I mean the latency is very high: I type a word and it appears in the terminal 5+ ...
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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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Why the programs don't connect to internet except for the browser?

I solved a problem of getting a "DNS resolving failed" in my computer, now I can surf through internet with the browser without problems but programs, such as: dropbox, spotify, mendeley desktop ...
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Can't run Dropbox due to “Authentication is needed to run '/usr/bin/dropbox' as the super user” error

When I upgraded from 12 to 13 there were no problems. Going to 14.04 got the same message: Nautilus Restart Required Dropbox requires Nautilus to be restarted to function properly. (with a ...
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Dropbox syncing never finishes

When I connect to Dropbox, it starts syncing the files, but never finishes. "dropbox status" says: "Uploading 802 files... Downloading file list..." and this remains like this forever. I tried ...
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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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ubuntu server downloading dropbox directory

how would i download a dropbox folder without downloading dropbox to my ubuntu server? Cause dropbox can send links but i cant figure out how to download it as a zip
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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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After upgrade to latest dropbox, it stopped syncing

I run ubuntu 12.04 LTS Few days ago Dropbox started notifying that I have old version installed and that I should upgrade. I did that, first uninstalled old one, than installed latest dropbox by ...
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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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How can I dump and restore MySQL databases to and from Dropbox from the command line?

I have a few MySQL databases that I would like to sync between two computers. What I'd like to do is be able to have a quick command or script on one computer that I can use to quickly dump the ...
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Is syncing a MySQL database with Dropbox this easy, and is it a backup solution?

Maybe I'm wrong, but I was sure that some time ago when I was looking for a way to sync my MySQL databases using Dropbox, I was told that this was not possible because of the way MySQL works. But I ...
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Looking For an App to Manage Cloud Services

Is there any apps in Ubuntu that can manage cloud services? (Sky Drive - Google Drive - Drop Box and ....) something like ES File Manager In Android that can Add and manage many cloud services. Of ...
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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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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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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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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 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 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 ?