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the Dropbox indicator doesn't work anymore in Ubuntu 15.10. Tried installing appindicator1 and restarting dropbox, but still no indicator appears. How to get it working?

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This one

Worked in Ubuntu 16.04 lts Flashback Compiz

  1. Kill dropbox, and restart it so it shows

    dropbox stop && env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity dropbox start
    

    If it works

  2. Go to the settings in dropbox after it starts up and select to not start at startup.

  3. Go to Applications > Preferences > Startup Applications and click on add and

Enter

Name: Dropbox

Command: env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity dropbox start

Comment: Sync your files across computers and to the web

and save

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Something which worked for me was

  1. apt-get install nautilus-dropbox
  2. check that it worked with Unity but not with the environment I'm using (gnome-fallback, it used to work with it before at least with 14.04),
  3. check that it worked under gnome-fallback with

    dropbox stop && XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity dropbox start
    

    (gnome-fallback used to have XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity, in 15.10 it has a prefix before Unity).

  4. Create a file ~/scripts/startDropbox (and ensure it is executable with chmod 755 ~/scripts/startDropbox)

    #! /bin/sh    
    set +e
    
    if expr "$XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP" : '.*Unity' > /dev/null ; then
        export XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity
    fi
    # yes, ! is counter intuitive here
    if ! dropbox running ; then
        dropbox stop
    fi
    dropbox start -i
    
  5. Create a ~/.config/autostart/my-dropbox.desktop (dropbox will overwrite your changes if you try to modify ~/.config/autostart/dropbox.desktop)

    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Dropbox
    GenericName=File Synchronizer
    Comment=Sync your files across computers and to the web
    Exec=/home/AProgrammer/scripts/startDropbox
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    Icon=dropbox
    Categories=Network;FileTransfer;
    StartupNotify=false
    
  • I'm terribly sorry, but as Ubuntu 15.10 had few another problems, I've installed back version 14.04 Therefore I am not able to try this solution now. – Aslanex Nov 12 '15 at 22:19
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Try:

sudo apt-get install libappindicator1

Log out, and then log back in and use:

dropbox stop && dropbox start
  • Yes, that's exactly what I have tried, but it doesn't help. – Aslanex Oct 28 '15 at 11:00
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For what's it worth I solved this problem by running 'dropbox stop' then 'dropbox start'in my list of startup programs in Ubuntu 15.10. I took care, even though it might be unnecessary, to use the STOP option first. The indicator then shows correctly and syncing works.

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