please excuse my frustrations..i've been at this for the last couple of days and nothing seems to work
12.04 LTS here. i was kind of tossed into Linux after my PC guy decided to put Ubuntu on my laptop after it crashed. fun way to learn i guess. . .slowly learning that this is not the OS for people that want things to work correctly out of the box....
it's starting to appear as if nothing i download works properly on this OS, regardless of if i get it off of a website, a torrent or from Ubuntu's own official software center. I've installed Dropbox both from the software center and .deb (both the 32 bit and 64 bit) their website and nothing is working. digging through coding is starting to get to me, so i'd really appreciate the help
i'm getting the "Dropbox requires Nautilus to restart" blah blah blah error, except, i've literally tried just about everything and it's still not working. i've tried reinstalling the 32 bit and 64 bit and when i copy/paste the commandfrom this link https://www.dropbox.com/install i get this message~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd
after being confused about what ELFClass is (because i'm installing Dropbox, not playing D&D) i googled it and assumed i installed the wrong package, so i tried the otherchris@chris-laptop:~$ ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "dropbox/client/main.py", line 10, in <module>
File "dropbox/overrides.py", line 509, in <module>
File "dropbox/overrides.py", line 491, in __override_ctypes_pythonapi
File "cffi/api.py", line 55, in __init__
ImportError: /home/chris/.dropbox-dist/cffi-0.7.2-py2.7-linux-x86_64.egg/_cffi_backend.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
64-Bit says this
so i went over to this link: http://www.tuxgarage.com/2012/04/ins...u-precise.html and tried doing everything it says on there (removing it, trying to reinstall)~$ ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd
/home/chris/.dropbox-dist/dropbox: 1: /home/chris/.dropbox-dist/dropbox: Syntax error: "(" unexpected
when i get to this part:
it says this in the terminal:sudo apt-get update
^^and that's just me trying every which way around the problemFetched 3,524 B in 9s (367 B/s)
W: Failed to fetch http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/Release Unable to find expected entry 'Main/source/Sources' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
when i actually had it install from the software center (the .deb files don't work, but the install from the ubuntu software center does), i click the icon, nothing happens for awhile, then i'm prompted that Nautilus needs to be restarted. i tried rebooting, logging off and logging on, nothing happens, it still gives me the same error. when i click "restart Nautilus" ALL of my icons on my desktop dissapear except the icon bar on the left of my screen. if i log off and log back in, i'm still prompted that Nautilus needs to be restarted.
i'm assuming the problem is that i need to change the location of folder, but alas, have no idea how to work this OS..i've tried every [SOLVED] answer on these forums and nothing seems to work