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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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Open a terminal using Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcuts and run the following commands: sudo rm -rf /var/lib/dropbox/.dropbox-dist rm -rf ~/.dropbox-dist dropbox start -i This will remove the downloaded Dropbox binaries and re-download them. Once the download is finished, Dropbox should start normally again. Be careful when dealing with rm -rf.


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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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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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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 xz 64-bit: cd ~ && wget -O - "http://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar xz ...


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


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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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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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sudo http_proxy="http://username:password@your_proxy:proxy_port" dropbox start -i or sudo https_proxy="http://username:password@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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Try this command in a terminal: sudo apt-get remove --purge nautilus-dropbox


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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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Simply run this command to correct the access rights (for version 3.6.6 and 64-bit) sudo chmod +r /var/lib/dropbox/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-3.6.6/futures-2.1.3-py2.7.egg/EGG-INFO/top_level.txt If the version of Dropbox is different, then adapt the path. (Thx @rauljosepalma)


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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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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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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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Find where your dropbox executable is using the following command: which dropbox This will show you the actual filepath of the dropbox executable file. In most cases, it will be /usr/bin/dropbox. Open it with your preferred editor: sudo vi /usr/bin/dropbox Find the following line and change PARENT_DIR = os.path.expanduser("/var/lib/dropbox") to ...


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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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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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General idea [source] The basic idea is to just start Dropbox from the command-line using an alternate home directory. This will create another Dropbox icon, and another Dropbox folder, which has to be in some other place from the original one. The two Dropbox folders will both be called Dropbox (this cannot be changed), but you can distinguish ...


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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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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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If you have dpkg errors from trying to manually install, fix them first! Run sudo dpkg -r nautilus-dropbox You may get an error the first time, followed by a popup saying "Dropbox requires Nautilus to be restarted -- just Close it. Run sudo dpkg -r nautilus-dropbox again, and it should end with Removing nautilus-dropbox ... That's it! Do a sudo apt-get ...



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