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Missing Systray Icon Dropbox v20.10

After a vanilla installation of Ubuntu 20.10 I installed Dropbox from the Ubuntu Software Center and all seemed well. The Dropbox icon appeared in the system tray. Problem is, I can't be certain when ...
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Moving localhost to new directory: 403 Error with permissions set

I had my apache localhost set up and working in /home/x/Documents/Sites, but I wanted to move the Sites folder into my Dropbox folder in order to keep it backed up. I moved the Sites folder from /home/...
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Why does ACL have permission restrictions?

I am using the dropbox client on my ubuntu. I have a need for user www-data to be able to create files inside folders created by user dropbox. I configured using ACLs to inherit permissions rwx for ...
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File search not working completely in folders or at all when uploading

When I search for files on my computer through file system it seems to work, although I think it's been inconsistent (working when I tested right now....). When I search for files when I'm trying to ...
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Files do not sync smoothly between Dropbox clients

I have installed Dropbox headless clients on 2 servers and I need to keep files in sync, within reasonable delay like a minute or two. I noticed that they are often not in sync. I made today a script, ...
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Maestral doesn't start at login

I have installed Maestral and activated the "Start Maestral on login" option on preferences. But Maestral doesn't start at login. Here is the content of ~/.config/autostart/maestral-maestral....
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DropBox system tray icon is black - and no libGL in NVIDIA proprietary drivers

The system tray icon of DropBox is completely black and thus indistinguishable from the background. In order to solve the problem, this post suggests to substitute DropBox's libGL with NVIDIA's libGL ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 dropbox stuck on syncing after crash

I'm running Ubuntu 20.10. This has happened twice to me. The first time I had only synced a few files before it happened. I clicked on the Ubuntu notification saying "X files have synced" (X ...
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Dropbox always updates its dameon at startup

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04, and the Dropbox client always asks to update its proprietary daemon. After that, there is two Dropbox icon in the system tray. The only solution I've found on ...
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Remote shutdown Ubuntu 20.04 with Google Home

I want to tell Google Home to shutdown my Ubuntu 20.04 machine. I have followed this guide: How can I remotely shutdown Ubuntu using Google Home? If I run the script mentioned in the post manually and ...
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Kubuntu 20.04: problem with Dropbox integration in Dolphin - dropbox entry missing from Services

I've installed Kubuntu on top of a fresh Ubuntu 20.04 installation. After installing dropbox client and dolphin-plugins I'm missing the Dropbox item in the Services (from Dolphin -> Configure ...
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Dropbox installation does not work on Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS

I have a computer with Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS and I'm trying to install Dropbox. I've tried to download and install the .deb file from official site, and the installation seems ok, but after inserting my ...
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dropbox startup problem xubuntu 20.04

I downloaded and installed dropbox via dpkg -i and when I try to start I get the error: "It was not possible to start Dropbox" (generally a problem with security access?) And it produces the ...
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How to make a folder to be synced with Dropbox which is outside the local Dropbox folder?

I tried symlinking but it shows as just a file not the folder in the dropbox website. Please help.
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How to install Dropbox on Ubuntu 20.04 hard drive partition?

I want to install Dropbox on Ubuntu 20.04 but not in home directory. I prefer to directly install it in one of my hard drive partition, say, /media/user/partition1/. It will also be convenient for me ...
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Backup copy of fstab on Dropbox

For security reasons I want to keep a copy of ~/etc/fstab on Dropbox. In terminal, I executed the following command: sudo cp /etc/fstab ~/Dropbox/fstab.bak -p This copied the file to the local folder ...
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Dropbox doesn't sync unless I pause then unpause

Title explains itself. I'm not using system links, haven't really done anything much, so just not really sure why it isn't working. I'm on a 20.04 release that I installed today, also manually did a ...
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Dropbox Smart Sync 18.04 LTS

I have upgraded Dropbox (Personal) to Dropbox (Personal Plus) which provides 2TB of (paid) cloud storage. Clearly, with that amount of potential storage, syncing to the local drive will be an issue ...
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Pause Dropbox after sync

Is is possible to automatically pause dropbox after sync? I am thinking, every time I start my computer, dropbox is also starting. But, is it possible to get Dropbox to pause or close directly after ...
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Python package gi is not found, although python3-gi is installed

I am trying to install the gi package for python3 (it is required for dropbox). I do: $ sudo apt install python3-gi and get: python3-gi is already the newest version (3.36.0-1). 0 upgraded, 0 newly ...
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Update Notifier pop-up says “Start Dropbox to finish installation.”

Upon starting my system, a window pops up and states: "Dropbox Start Required - Start Dropbox to finish installation." If I ALT+TAB then it claims this a window of "Update-notifier". This ...
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Dropbox on external drive - sync afresh every time?

I hope this isn't a silly question for which I'm missing an obvious answer... So: because of the lockdown, my wife and I need to both work on the same desktop (Ubuntu 18.04) and we use dropbox to ...
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Dropbox won't start on Ubuntu 18.04?

I have installed nautilus-dropbox on my Ubuntu 18.04 install. I am using Gnome 3.28. When I run dropbox start, I get this as output: Dropbox isn't running! Dropbox is already running! When I do ...
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How do I format just part of an external HDD?

I have an external HDD with one NTFS partition. I need to shrink that partition and add one which is formatted as ext4 for use with Dropbox. The format utility built into Ubuntu seems like it can ...
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Sharing Dropbox files between Ubuntu and Windows

Dropbox stopped supporting for dropbox folder on NTFS partitions in Linux. Until recently I could workaround the issue by keeping the folder on an NTFS partition and using a symbolic link to the ...
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Dropbox won't sync on Ubuntu 18.04

I have tried every solution I can find by googling, so I'm resorting to posting a question. If this has been solved, please point me to the solution because I can't find it. I am running Ubuntu 18.04 ...
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dropbox preference not saving (“Start Dropbox on System start-up” 19.10 (xfce)

I just installed Dropbox by following the tutorial on their website (https://www.dropbox.com/install-linux) The installation went OK. The command window stayed open and stuck running (not sure if ...
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Delay autostart of programs such as conky and dropbox, in Kubuntu

Kubuntu 19.10 Like the title says, I want to delay the autostart of certain programs. These programs appear in the GUI of Autostart.
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How to install dropbox on a usb persistent live? 18.04

I made a USB persistent live and I tried to install dropbox. I am having the message that I should move Dropbox to a supported file system. How to solve it?
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Whys is dropbox not working on ubuntu 18.04?

I did not use my computer for a month. On starting Dropbox after opening it, it shows the following On checking the Dropbox site for system requirements So I went about checking all these ...
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Which file managers support Dropbox status icons?

I would like to play around with file mangers other than Nautilus, but recall from years ago that far from all support the Dropbox status icons. As I frequently orientate myself by those icons to ...
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Installation Problems: Dropbox -> Libatomic ->?

I am relatively new to Ubuntu, and I am having trouble to install Dropbox under a completely fresh Ubuntu 18.04. I had the same problem as described in this previous short question I can't ...
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What are ways to synchronize LibreOffice dictionaries across multiple computers?

Clean install of Ubuntu 19.10 with LibreOffice 6.3.3.2 as distributed with the OS. I prefer to work on a desktop but will work on the same files on desktop and laptop. Also, it's duplicate effort ...
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Dependency issues while installing nautilus-dropbox

I cannot install dropbox on Ubuntu 18.04. Whenever I run sudo apt install nautilus-dropbox, I get: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation ...
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How to make symlinks appear as regular folders to dropbox client

So recently Dropbox stopped syncing symlinks (bad move IMHO). I have a rather small hard drive and use symlinks to sync folders on Dropbox. Recently this stopped working (any new files added to ...
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I can't install dropbox client: Cannont open libatomic.so.1

After using the installation tool from the main dropbox page on Ubuntu 18.04 - LTS (Bionic Beaver), I tried to start it using the dropbox launcher for the app and never started. Then, I tried to ...
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Dropbox installation fails [duplicate]

Dropbox fails to install on a fresh installation of Ubuntu 18.04.3. I first tried to install via the Software Center. When that failed, I followed directions here to remove files, then tried the ...
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How to automatically sync files between local folder and Dropbox folder?

I'm trying to set up a sort of DIY cloud-saves system for a game on Ubuntu so that I could share saves for a game between 2 systems, using Dropbox. The intended result is for the saves to ...
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install Dropbox on headless Ubuntu server

I was reading the information on https://www.dropbox.com/install-linux (hope you'll see the text in your own language). After installing Dropbox I had to copy a URL in an active browser. How do I do ...
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Ubuntu Server - Synchronize Dropbox with no logged user

Intalled dropbox from https://www.dropbox.com/en/install-linux and downloaded the Python script. Then configured my account and it works ok. My goal is to have dropbox uploading new files created on ...
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Any tips for using rclone quickly?

I hope this isn't too broad, but I'm was looking for a non-proprietary alternative to nautilus-dropbox and I discovered rclone. It's pretty neat on its surface and I can see some potential. The ...
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Disable Dropbox integration with GNOME Files (without disabling Dropbox sync)?

I just installed Dropbox on Ubuntu 18.04. It decided that I would like having a menu item on Files (Nautilus) to move things to Dropbox (I don't). So how can I disable this integration (remove the ...
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How to fix `libdropbox_apex.so` problem with latest Dropbox?

I have installed caja-dropbox package on my Ubuntu MATE 19.04 system as simple as sudo apt-get install caja-dropbox but it does not start from GUI and continuously asks me about Caja restart. When ...
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running a backup script after dropbox has updated

running: Ubuntu 18.04 (gnome) (also installed xfce4 package, if that matters) cron version: 3.0pl1-128.1ubuntu1 on: amd64 updates: all ...
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Dropbox upgrading with huge files

I am using Dropbox on ubuntu (16.04) and noticed that the Dropbox folder contains a folder .dropbox.cache which in turn contains a folder temp_dirs containing 155(!) folders named 3ac3119f-3990-13c1-...
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Proper file permissions for (locally) shared Dropbox folder

I have a shared mounted Dropbox folder running in a container. What is the correct way to set the Dropbox user and group so that two different users on the computer can both read and write the files? ...
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Dropbox selective sync

I have Ubuntu 19.04 and app from Dropbox v80.4.126 Everything with Dropbox desktop app had worked without any problems, until force restart during uploading some files. After force restart Selective ...
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nemo-dropbox won't install on Ubuntu 18.04

When I try to install nemo-dropbox from Synaptic I get the message, Could not mark all packages for installation or upgrade The following packages have unresolved dependencies. Make sure that all ...
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Drop box is not syncing in Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS

I am using Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS. I downloaded dropbox yesterday using this link. I did everything mentioned in that but I did not see below message. Output This computer isn't linked to any ...
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How to add “share dropbox link” to nemo on ubuntu 18.04

I'm trying nemo out, but I use dropbox cloud and the share link option does not show when clicking in a file or folder at nemo. Using ubuntu 18.04

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