I have some questions about executing Dropbox on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ( 32bit ).

After I followed this instruction and tried to install Dropbox,


cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86" | tar xzf - 

when I typed this instruction to continue,


the cursor is left at the same position, and nothing popped out, so I can't continue...

The Dropbox icon on the right-up-side bar remains grey...

and when I type this in the terminal

dropbox status

it keeps showing "Connecting...", and nothing happens.

I tried to reinstall (remove and install again, logout and login), it just can't work.

Can someone please help me on this issue ?


Remove that installation. Then go to your home folder and delete .dropbox and .dropbox-dist folders.

Install it again from here: https://www.dropbox.com/download?dl=packages/ubuntu/dropbox_1.6.0_i386.deb

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In my case it was because I set Dropbox to sync to an automounted partition. When I changed it to a local system partition and restarted the service it started working.

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