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Thread: Dropbox kinda installs, but won't start from icon

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    Dropbox kinda installs, but won't start from icon

    I can install Dropbox either from the Software Center or directly, but once installed it won't start to let me pick files, etc.

    When I click the icon, nothing at all happens.

    How can I fix this?

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    Re: Dropbox kinda installs, but won't start from icon

    Are you still on Precise ?
    Do you have the nautilis-dropbox package installed ?
    Can you start it with
    Code:
    dropbox start
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    Re: Dropbox kinda installs, but won't start from icon

    Are you still on Precise ? - Yes.
    Do you have the nautilis-dropbox package installed ? - I tried this with both the nautilus and direct-from-dropbox packages.
    Can you start it with Code: dropbox start - No, no result from this at all.

    I suspect that one of the recent updates started the problem, it worked when I first installed it from the Software Center.

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    Re: Dropbox kinda installs, but won't start from icon

    OK, first to see what you have installed :

    Code:
    bapoumba@SonyBlue:~$ dpkg -l *dropbox
    Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
    | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
    |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
    ||/ Name           Version      Architecture Description
    +++-==============-============-============-=================================
    un  dropbox        <none>       <none>       (no description available)
    ii  nautilus-dropb 1.6.1-1      i386         Dropbox integration for Nautilus
    
    bapoumba@SonyBlue:~$ apt-cache policy dropbox
    dropbox:
      Installed: (none)
      Candidate: (none)
      Version table:
    
    bapoumba@SonyBlue:~$ apt-cache policy nautilus-dropbox
    nautilus-dropbox:
      Installed: 1.6.1-1
      Candidate: 1.6.1-1
      Version table:
     *** 1.6.1-1 0
            500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/multiverse i386 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    The idea would be to remove anything you have installed and start over. If you installed from the Software Center, nautilus-dropbox should be here.

    Once you do not have anything left (you can use sudo apt-get purge <package> if it was installed with the Software Center/apt-get/Synaptic), you can install it again from the command line so that we can see any error messages and work from them :
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox
    Please post the outputs to the first 3 commands and any error message you get upon updating or installing nautilus-dropbox.
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