Ubuntu is freshly installed. I have had the same problem several times and re-installed Ubuntu in order to fix it. I have a Dell Inspiron 13, on dual boot with windows 10. Ubuntu is on an external HDD.

The problem:

I install dropbox through the software center and reboot.

Then, when if I have both skype and dropbox running, Skype logs me out at a random time. If I try to log in it says that I am already logged in in this computer, but even if I quit Skype and relaunch I have the same problem. When I reboot, the system does not boot and gives me a command prompt. I run fsck on the /boot partition, it fixes the problems, and if I try to launch dropbox the system prompts me to re-install the daemon.

Then again, if I launch both Skype and dropbox I have the same problem.

For the moment I uninstalled dropbox and the system seems to work fine, after several reboots. Any idea what might be wrong with dropbox?


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  • Which versions of each software are you using? I have Skype and Dropbox 17.4.33 and both work fine, for Xubuntu 16.04. – user308164 Jan 14 '17 at 13:05
  • i edited the version of skype (same as yours). i suppose that the dropbox version is the same, too: i installed it through the repositories so it should be the latest. – jesus Jan 14 '17 at 13:33
  • Can you check? I did not installed dropbox via repositories, but from their website. – user308164 Jan 14 '17 at 13:51
  • i have uninstalled it, so i can't check now. i remember installing it from the website also, and having the same problem (but i'll give it another try right now). – jesus Jan 14 '17 at 13:54
  • happened again. – jesus Jan 14 '17 at 13:57

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