[ubuntu-za] Any advice - Dopbox on one of my PCs is not activating

Robin Bownes robin at bownes.co.za
Fri Jun 6 11:54:02 UTC 2014

On 05/06/2014 18:55, Piet UbuntuPos wrote:
> @ Lee,
> My problem is that I cannot access Dropbox - it might be running, but 
> I cannot start it in any way / or access Dropbox on the PC. It is as 
> if it is not running or not synct to the PC / as if it is not linked.  
> I understand that it might sound strange but what now?  I click the 
> icon at the top next to the network manager and nothing happens, or 
> click Dropbox in Applications and nothing happens.
> When I type dropbox running in the terminal, it responds with 'dropbox 
> command-line interface'.
> Come to think of it, the only PC where I can access dropbox is one PC 
> (out of three) which I have not updated recently.
> Rusty
> On 05/06/2014 01:00, Lee Sharp wrote:
>> On 06/04/2014 10:34 AM, Piet UbuntuPos wrote:
>>> @ Lee  When I run the command 'dropbox status', I get the result 'up to
>>> date'.
>>> however, I still cannot run dropbox - either from the icon at the 
>>> top or
>>> from the applications menu.
>>> I did also see that an notification come up when I booted up now, 
>>> saying
>>> 2 files updated (which is correct as I worked on 2 files in dropbox on
>>> my other PC.  but I need to access dropbox from this one PC and I 
>>> cannot.
>>> ??  Rusty
>> If it says "Up to date" your files are current and synced.  It is 
>> running.  If you want to go to the website, go to the website. What 
>> are you trying to do that is not working?
>>             Lee
As said in a previous email in this thread, I had exactly the same 
problem. I also included my solution, which may not be particularly 
pretty, but which worked for me.

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