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Found a solution at the comment #7 from the Ubuntu bug: Install package sudo apt-get install libappindicator1 Log out, and then log back in (or issue dropbox stop && dropbox start at the command line)


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Edit your /etc/sysctl.conf file with your favourite text editor, e.g. nano: sudo nano /etc/sysctl.conf and append (or modify the value of) fs.inotify.max_user_watches=100000 at the end of the file as a new line. As an option you can use the command sudo sysctl -w fs.inotify.max_user_watches=100000 or the command below, as described on the Dropbox help ...


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Add Dropbox’s repository key sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 5044912E Add Dropbox’s repository sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) main" update and install Dropbox sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox Follow the steps When dropbox prompted with the ...


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First, disable Dropbox from starting on login. Open up the DropBox preferences and uncheck Start Dropbox on system startup: Now we will manually add Dropbox to the list of applications that run on login. Open up System ➜ Preferences ➜ Startup Applications and click on Add to add a new entry. Use Dropbox for the name and bash -c "sleep 10m && ...


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Yes it is possible. The best way to archive this with a per file encryption is with encfs: The general principle is that you have a (optionally hidden) encrypted folder inside UbuntuOne/Dropbox where your files are stored, but you access them though another folder, where the decrypted files are shown. Any File you add to the decrypted folder will be ...


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There already is a bug filed: 1016559 If you have a LaunchPad account, don't forget to add your name to the bug. Work arounds are listed here. Download the Dropbox .deb file from: https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx Open the .deb with Ubuntu Software Center and begin installation When you see the screen saying "Start Dropbox to finish ...


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How about using SparkleShare? SparkleShare is intended for synchronizing projects between multiple contributors automatically using Git. You can use it basically as a tool for automatically saving changes to files it a version controlled Git repository, and don't need to use its multiple contributor features. It will connect to various services, including ...


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I don't see any real repercussions, but I suppose it depends on what you have in there! If it's just quick aliases that work the same everywhere, and cosmetic stuff, I don't see any issues. You could either just move your .bashrc to someplace in your Dropbox folder and then symlink it on each of the machines. mkdir -p ~/Dropbox/dotfiles mv ~/.bashrc ...


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if you put these in /etc/sysctl.conf: fs.inotify.max_user_watches = 1048576 fs.inotify.max_user_instances = 256 it will fix. eg. sudo sysctl fs.inotify.max_user_instances=256 the problem is that it has run out of inotify instances. you can try e.g. tail -f /var/log/syslog, and if you see tail: inotify cannot be used, reverting to polling: Too ...


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Install libfile-mimeinfo-perl from the repository Run (in terminal) mimeopen -d ~/Desktop (any folder can be used) mimeopen should prompt you to pick something to open it with. For me, PCManFM was the first option. Select the option that lists PCManFM. Open Dropbox from the system tray. It should now open in PCManFM.


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Install Dropbox via command line The Dropbox daemon works fine on all 32-bit and 64-bit Linux servers. To install, run the following command in your Linux terminal. 32-bit: $ cd ~ && wget -O - "http://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86" | tar xzf - 64-bit: $ cd ~ && wget -O - "http://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar xzf - ...


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Try to reinstall dropbox. First open a terminal and type the following to remove dropbox: sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get --purge remove nautilus-dropbox sudo apt-get --purge autoremove Now type the next commands in sequence to install dropbox. sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 5044912E sudo add-apt-repository "deb ...


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Dropbox is doing this, not Ubuntu, because it would cause problems if you synced with a Windows machine at some point as Windows is case-insensitive. From Dropbox help: Case conflicts Linux computers allow you to have two files or folders with the same name but different capitalization. However, Mac and Windows won't differentiate file or folder ...


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The new version of dropbox V1.0 and higher comes with a support for new application indicator. I downloaded this .deb file which automatically installs monochrome indicator icons for dropbox. Even if you update dropbox, the monochrome icons still remain unchanged. You can download it by adding the following PPA to the repository through the command line ...


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What is still missing is the installation of the Dropbox daemon. You can download and install it manually; this is documented at https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx 32-bit: cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86" | tar xzf - 64-bit: cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar ...


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I had the same problem and found this fix Basically, I fixed the error with the following terminal commands sudo rm -rf /var/lib/dropbox/.dropbox-dist dropbox start -i


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If you're looking for an advanced backup tool, I'd recommend Back In Time . You can configure it in many, many ways, but here is how I use it: Take a snapshot every hour Keep hourly snapshots for the past 24 hours Keep daily snapshots for the past 7 days Keep weekly snapshots for the past 4 weeks Keep monthly snapshots for the last 24 months


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First of all, you could use deb http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu saucy main instead of precise, but since all the "versions" of the repository end up in the same package pool, that ought not to change anything. Now, to your issue. I'm not sure, but since nautilus-dropbox is a transitional package for dropbox, try installing dropbox directly; it might solve ...


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Try this solution from How To Solve: No Dropbox Icon In Ubuntu 13.10 sudo apt-get install libappindicator1 I'm currently trying it. It worked for me.


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12.04 and above Despite the weird naming convention, dropbox can be installed though the package nautilus-dropbox nautilus-dropbox The dependencies this installs are: sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox [sudo] password for dad: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra ...


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I have two methods in place with my Dropbox. The first is using #CryptKeeper . This creates and mounts enc_fs encrypted directories, independent of the Ubuntu implementation of Private. Instructions by Scaine on using Cryptkeeper are here: How can I do individual file encryption on Dropbox? The second is symlinking selected directories from ~/.Private ...


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have you checked if it's actually running? possibly you run a non-current release of dropbox, and just the indicator has vanished. dropbox only recently added indicator-applet compatibility, which is needed for natty. upgrade dropbox by running dropbox stop rm -r ~/.dropbox-dist dropbox start -i edit: not that bug after all, thx jorge. Seems to be fixed ...


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sudo http_proxy=http://your_proxy:proxy_port dropbox start -i or sudo https_proxy=http://your_proxy:proxy_port dropbox start -i You have to run the deamon as root, and thus, you have to configure the proxy as root. Setting the http_proxy root env variable on invocation should be enough.


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With Ubuntu 13.04: $ sudo nano /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches Then change what is in the file (I had 8192) to 100000 Then "ctrl o" to save and "ctrl x" to exit Then run: $ sudo sysctl -p then restart Dropbox.


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This is from Dropbox help page: $ sudo apt-get remove dropbox; rm -rvf ~/.dropbox ~/.dropbox-dist $ rm -rv ~/Dropbox


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There is now an Ubuntu One Files app for Android available. (Source)


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You could use symlinks, but you would have to do it the other way round (symlink your dropbox folder onto your documents folder). This would, to all intents and purposes make any files in your dropbox folder show up in your documents folder. The command to do this: sudo ln -s ~/Dropbox/* ~/Documents Obviously replace any folder names as necessary. ** EDIT ...


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I'm not sure exactly what you're seeing, here; we don't do anything that would interfere with Dropbox in any way.


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The main risk that I can think of is that you must remember that synchronization is not the same as backing up. Any mistakes will be synced to all of your machines. To include a separate file in your ~/.bashrc add something like so: if [ -f ~/.foo ]; then . ~/.foo fi Where ~/.foo is the separate file.



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