I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 (64bit) and can't get the Dropbox-Client to work. I can install it but I don't get to the point where I should be asked for my user information (mail adress/password).

What I already tried:

Sometimes a window pops up, telling me that there was a 'Connection Error' with Dropbox and I should check my settings.

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I do not use a proxy.

Any ideas?

1 Answer 1


I have dropbox working well on multiple 12.10 (32 bit) computers. Are you using 64 bit?

I would suggest removing the nautilus extension and deleting all traces of dropbox in your home directory (such as the .dropbox hidden folder).

I then use ubuntu-tweak to install a new version of dropbox. When it installs I got a message about it being in the wrong location, but it's worked fine for me.

  • Thanks for your answer. Unfortunately it doesn't solve the problem. I did what you suggested and installed dropbox thru ubuntu-tweak (which is same as installing the package from dropbox.com/install, actually) but for no avail. I am using a 64bit system. Jan 28, 2013 at 19:13
  • It works! Seems like it took the client a while but finally it asked me for my user credentials. My Data syncs now. Thank you! Jan 28, 2013 at 20:45
  • Glad it worked for you. Mine wasn't a very detailed or erudite answer, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to just post what worked for me.
    – JIm
    Jan 29, 2013 at 11:50

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