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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 and LibreOffice don't like my Icelandic file names (Elementary OS, Ubuntu 12.04)

I have some strange bugs possibly related to character encoding or problems with filenames, here are some clues: Clue #1: LibreOffice Writer 4.1 won't open files with Icelandic characters in the file ...
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No Dropbox icon in Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04 ?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 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 ...
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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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Is Dropbox going to always resolve my symlinks?

I have one folder within my Dropbox directory, and a link to that folder, also in my Dropbox directory. I use the files within my Dropbox folder on a laptop and a desktop computer. I thought that ...
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How to sync my Dropbox files with a preffered 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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nautilus-dropbox : Depends: dropbox but it is not going to be installed

I was trying to install dropbox on ubuntu 13.10 My first attempt was to follow the steps from official site: cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar xzf - ...
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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 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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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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How to install Dropbox 2.6.27?

How to install Dropbox 2.6.27 (published on 04/11/2014) on Ubuntu 13.10 ? I can't find the installer in the folders I extracted from the archive. Official link : Dropbox 2.6.27
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Changes in remote dropbox files via ssh does not actualize local files

I have an officePC (ubuntu 12.04 LTS) which I access from homePC (ubuntu 12.04 LTS) through ssh and I change some remote files in a dropbox folder, but the local dropbox folder doesnt mirror the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04(32bit) Dropbox keep showing “Connecting”

I have some questions about executing Dropbox on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ( 32bit ). After I followed this instruction and tried to install Dropbox, 32-bit: cd ~ && wget -O - ...
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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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Different backup through deja dup

Since Ubuntu one is being dropped, I will have to make my system backup elsewhere. I asume that in deja dup, in the storage tab, the backup location Ubuntu one, will no longer be available. My ...
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Dropbox folder is not showing in upper toolbar Ubuntu 13.10

I installed Dopbox using it's site: https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx But after installation dropbox folder hasn't appeared in upper toolbar. But syncing my files. HELP!
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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 do I access the Dropbox proprieties and choose the folders I want to sync?

My Ubuntu partition has 60Gb while my Dropbox account has 35Gb. I don't want to sync all the Dropbox folders, just one of them. Do somebody know how I access the Dropbox proprieties to choose the ...
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(13.10) Dropbox install removes Unity, Software Center, and more [duplicate]

My original question (why I lost Unity after rebooting and what I could do about it) has been somewhat answered, but it's led to other questions. During my setup of 13.10, I installed a number of ...
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Ubuntu update removed Spotiy, Google Chrome, Dropbox and Mullvad

Yesterday I dowloaded an update to 12.04 LT and today I discovered it removed Spotify, Google Chrome, Dropbox and Mullvad. Any easy way to get them back? I don`t want to spend more time on ...
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Integrate Dropbox and Ubuntu One in the same menu

Since Dropbox and Ubuntu One do the same thing, I would like to have their indicators in the same menu. Is this possible? I should say that I am on 13.10.
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Put aliases in my dropbox

I have drop-box installed successfully on my machine, however, things I want to share I have to copy into it. Large files. If I some well organised directories in my documents, do I really have to ...
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iotop shows 99.8% IO load on “--render” and “--extension” and “dropbox \fataldb” processes

folks. System works more or less fine, but stucks from time to time. I've tried to detect using iotop it and it seems that disk io is the bottleneck. chrome and jbd2 keep writing to disk all the ...
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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 1.6.1 doesn't link to account

For the life of me, I can't seem to get Dropbox installed in such a way that it links to my account and starts syncing files. I've tried the following: sudo apt-get install dropbox sudo apt-get ...
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Dropbox 1.6.0 connexion menu greyed out with Ubuntu 13.10

I installed DropBox over my new installation of Ubuntu 13.10 (Unity desktop) with the installation .deb file from DropBox (64-bit). (I installed also its dependency python-gpgme.) It worked before ...
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Dropbox 'Copy Public Link' in Thunar file manager (Xfce)

I'm using XUbuntu and was a bit saddened that I couldn't use Dropbox within Thunar file manager. Can I make a custom context menu option to 'copy public link' in Thunar?
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Block Internet Access During a Period of Time Except For Some Applications [closed]

I want to know if there's any way to block internet access during a established period of time (say 1 PM to 8 PM), but with exceptions to some applications such as dropbox and apt-get.
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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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Ubuntu server: Start dropbox.py of a user without logign in

I have an ubuntu server 12.04. User X logins rarely, but I would like to keep his dropbox folder updated. How can I accomplish that dropbox of user X service starts at boot/reboot without the user X ...
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Installing 64 bit Ubuntu after having used 32 bit lead to errors in Dropbox because of differing architectures

I installed Ubuntu 32 bit, even though I really wanted to install 64 bit. So now I've installed Ubuntu 64 bit in its place. I had /home on its own partition, so that stayed the same. I've installed ...
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On 13.10, where is my dropbox icon [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10, but I can't locate my Dropbox icon, which used to reside next to the time, volume controls and such, in the upper right corner of my screen. Dropbox icon is no longer ...
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EncFS, Dropbox and suddenly lower cases

This is a long-shot, but I wonder if anyone has experienced the same as I just did. I have Ubuntu 12.04 at home and at work. All partitions involved are ext4. The set-ups at home and at work are ...
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Cloud (Dropbox), Symlinks, to windows partition

I have just signed in so i'm a newbie here... i've tries googling for a couple of hours but i am now stuck with lots of questions in my head being new to linux... I just love symbolic links (best ...
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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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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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encfs not decrypting all files

Had an encrypted drive that I kept on Dropbox. Did a clean install When I downloaded encrypted files, everything was there. When I gave encfs the key, most of the files were decrypted. But not all. ...
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encfs not decrypting on clean install

I did a clean install of 12.04 (after a failed upgrade to 12.10 - beware the graphics drivers) I had used encfs + Dropbox to create an encrypted backup. I have downloaded the .encrypted files, the ...
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How to setup a file sharing service from ubuntu server over the net?

I have Ubuntu server edition that I ssh form on my mac and windows computers. I would like to know if there is any service I can install on my server that allows me to save and access my files from ...
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Shotwell with Dropbox

I import all my photos with Shotwell into a folder within my Dropbox so all the photos are available to other devices. However, most importing is done on Linux laptop and while photos are available ...
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Startup applications got messed up - Dropbox and Redshift not loading automatically

I have had problems with Dropbox launching at start up, so I've asked this question. The problem is that now, after implementing what the user has posted, Dropbox isn't loading and it also messed up ...
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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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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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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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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 (different) installation error in Ubuntu 12.04

When trying to install dropbox from terminal (using How to install Dropbox? guide), and trying to install the repository key I get the following: ~$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu ...
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How to sync a data from windows app to cloud within wine?

I am using xin inventory which is a very nice inventory management windows application. I bought it a couple of years back and I use it to manage around 600 products. Xin Inventory is only thing which ...
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Mount your Box account or sync a folder with it

I'd want Box Cloud storage as automatically mounted in Ubuntu or sync this with a folder in my Home. For the first one, I followed this tutorial but when I restarted I tried to mount but it says: ...
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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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Dropbox no longer works under Ubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I use Ubuntu 13.10 and since yesterday my Dropbox client no longer works. A reinstallation (from Software Center) did not help. After every Ubuntu startup the client requests my admin password, but ...