Why dropbox icon isn't shown correctly on Xubuntu?

Thanos Apostolou thanosapostolou at outlook.com
Mon Mar 27 18:19:24 UTC 2017

I just tested Linux Light 3.2 which is based on Ubuntu 16.04 and dropbox works out of the box there. I cannot find any differences comparing to Xubuntu. So, why is it working there and not on Xubuntu? Any ideas?

On 25/03/2017 03:55 μμ, João Amado wrote:
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 users.

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

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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