I'm new with Ubuntu so I hope you can help me. I installed Dropbox using the terminal. Now when I open dropbox to try to log in this message apears:

restart nautilus

I do it but nothing happens. I tried this but nothing changed:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nautilus
sudo apt-get -f install

How can I proceed?

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    What does adding a third party repository has to do with Dropbox or restart nautilus? – xangua May 31 '15 at 21:42
  • I read something about installing the latest version of nautilus so I copied this code. – Ana Botelho Jun 1 '15 at 10:33
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    Unless you mention the specific instructions you follower, I can just say you read what you wanted to read and advise you to remove the repository. – xangua Jun 1 '15 at 14:36

Try nautilus -q or sudo nautilus -q. Logging out and back in should also restart nautilus.

  • I don't think you need to sudo, as nautilus usually runs as the logged-on user. – Simón Apr 23 '17 at 21:09

Start Nautilus and close it and start it again.

As soon as my first restart finished following my upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04.1, my machine displayed a dialog box with the message "Nautilus Restart Required Dropbox requires Nautilus to be restarted to function properly." There was a "Restart Nautilus" button and a "Close" button.

The "restart" button did nothing, but after I clicked "close", I started Nautilus and closed it and started it again, from the Launcher, and Dropbox worked just fine.

  • Sometimes, when you install certain extensions like nautilus-compare, you may get a message stating that nautilus needs to be restarted, but it doesn't give instructions on how to do this, and you don't have a button to click on. – Simón Apr 23 '17 at 21:08

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