I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04. I had dropbox installed before the upgrade with no problems.

Now, every time I log in, dropbox prompts that nautilus requires reboot. I can do this fine and dropbox continues on its merry way, but it's annoying to do this every login.

I have uninstalled dropbox and reinstalled it, both from Software Centre and by using:

sudo apt-get purge nautilus-dropbox
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox

No change to the prompts.

Any idea? Thanks in advance.

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    Same problem here. The answer below doesn't solve it in my case. – Giovanni De Gaetano Feb 12 '17 at 10:23
  • @GiovanniDeGaetano In my case dropbox support said this is because ubuntu client doesn't support encrypted drives =| imgur.com/a/e6fSEX0 – janot Jan 9 at 16:11

Download Dropbox from here: https://www.dropbox.com/install

Install the file by right click > Open with software install.


sudo dpkg -i filename.deb
sudo apt-get install -f
sudo dpkg -i filename.deb

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