Why dropbox icon isn't shown correctly on Xubuntu?

João Amado joao.f.amado at gmail.com
Sat Mar 25 13:55:33 UTC 2017

I found the solution of this thread:

The command I use is 'sed -i.bak '/#!\/bin\/sh/a export
DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS=""' ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd; dropbox stop &&
dropbox start '

However, I agree, this is hardly recommended for new and regular linux

On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 1:48 PM, Thanos Apostolou <
thanosapostolou at outlook.com> wrote:

> Dropbox icon isn't shown correctly on Xubuntu 17.04 (also affects 14.04,
> 15.10, 16.04, 16.10). See the image: http://imgur.com/a/0DnjJ
> In order to work properly, dropbox is needed to run with the command
> `dbus-launch dropbox start`. The bug report that I found is this:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus-dropbox/+bug/1546176
> This can really scare new users away and it's one of the reasons I
> prefer to recommend Ubuntu MATE rather than Xubuntu on new linux users.
> I've tested xfce in many distros (manjaro/arch, opensuse, fedora) and
> this affects only Xubuntu. Why is that? Is it because of the indicators?
> Is there any possible fix that you can do? Maybe for example add your
> own `xubuntu-dropbox` package which replaces the `dropbox` command with
> `dbus-launch dropbox`, so that Dropbox works out of the box (without
> user intervention)?
> Tell me what you think.
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