Nautilus+dropbox=problems (Colin Law)

Colin Law clanlaw at
Mon Jun 8 16:06:35 UTC 2015

On 8 June 2015 at 16:08,  <jimkvg at> wrote:
> ...
> Thank you Colin.  I am trying to make this a bit more clear.  This is
> regarding the problem of DropBox that both of us me and Vitor have
> experienced.  I had the same problem that Vitor experienced regarding
> Nautilus.  After several re-installings of DropBox, I noticed that 'restart
> Nautilus' box didn't show up.  I assumed that the problem was already
> solved, but I have further problems with DropBox eg icons disappearing from
> the screen, clicking on 'close', 'hide' or 'reduce/full screen' icons on the
> upper left corner of windows caused lock up of my PC.  This is something to
> do with the problems of DropBox itself or maybe the actual problem is in
> Nautilus???  I admit I do not understand everything in the Linux system.  It
> is very complicated for me.  I hope that someone out there who read this
> forums can help pin point the problem and have it fixed.   Thank you.

What do you see if you run, in a terminal

apt-cache policy nautilus
apt-cache policy nautilus-dropbox

Is there a particular problem you now have that is absolutely
repeatable, so every time you do it you see the same, undesirable
thing?  We need something like that to help diagnose the problem.


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