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Dropbox Indicator Not Working
« on: February 13, 2016, 02:14:24 PM »
 

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(Okay, I was about to post this and after I pressed back because POST gave me an error, poof! Gone. Sigh)

Sigh. Now, this is really bugging me after I install Linux Lite. Dropbox's Indicator is not working. I can't right click and even left click, I can't simply interact with the indicator. It has an indicator on the taskbar but it's not working. My LL is installed fresh, version 2.8 and I am loving this distro, but if I can't solve this, I may be pushed to install another one (please no).

  • I tried reinstalling the app but no avail.
  • Tried installing libindicator1, nope.
  • Tried downloading the deb file from dropbox website, naaaah.
  • Also installed dropbox from lite software. Actually, this is the first thing I did
Can someone help me solve this? Here's a screenshot:

Last Edit: February 28, 2016, 02:15:26 PM by Jerry
 


Re: Dropbox Indicator Not Working
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2016, 02:47:14 PM »
 

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Uninstall Dropbox using Lite Software.
Open your File Manager.  Hit Ctrl H to show hidden files and folders.
Remove the .dropbox folder if it exists.
Reboot
Run Install Updates
Install Dropbox using Lite Software
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Re: Dropbox Indicator Not Working
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2016, 03:04:06 PM »
 

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Did that just now, no avail. Ugh, dropbox's problem maybe?
 

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2016, 04:03:36 PM »
 

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It isn't Dropbox.  Mine is ok and I installed via Lite Software.  Search the forum for the dropbox Thunar plugin.

https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/other/dropbox-thunar-plugin/msg15525/#msg15525
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Re: Dropbox Indicator Not Working
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2016, 11:30:52 PM »
 

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Dropbox thunar plugin gets automatically installed when you install Dropbox via Lite Software.
 

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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2016, 01:59:53 AM »
 

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Right.  I know.  Just a shot in the dark since the user was having an issue with the panel indicator and right click options.
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Re: Dropbox Indicator Not Working
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2016, 02:16:21 AM »
 

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All good torreydale, I'm just trying to avoid potential software version conflicts which can compound an issue.

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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2016, 06:38:40 AM »
 

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Still no working. I have the thunar plugin installed already. Also tried turning off compositing. This is exhausting.
 

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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2016, 10:48:25 AM »
 

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To help everyone know what is installed please run the following in a terminal and post back with the results.

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apt list --installed dropbox*
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2016, 03:20:45 PM »
 

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Hmmm.. i though i replied to this topic. Seems my post is either removed (which i hope i wasn't since that would be very non-constructive) or got lost on the digital highway.....???

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This is a solution which could solve your problem.
  • Open a terminal
  • type the following command:
sudo apt-get install libappindicator1
  • Follow the instructions given in the terminal
  • Now type the following command:
dropbox stop && dropbox start
  • If above command doesn't work, log out and log back in.
  • If it still not working, let us know!
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Re: Dropbox Indicator Not Working
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2016, 03:22:28 PM »
 

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Since the weekend, I've seen this now on a couple of computers.  What used to be the dropbox indicator is now a red circle with a diagonal line through it.  I can still see the Thunar right click options, but the dropbox panel indicator is just a black background, and in the foreground there is a red circle with a red diagonal line through it.  And it is inactive.  It's basically a dead panel indicator.
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2016, 07:26:31 PM »
 

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Since the weekend, I've seen this now on a couple of computers.  What used to be the dropbox indicator is now a red circle with a diagonal line through it.  I can still see the Thunar right click options, but the dropbox panel indicator is just a black background, and in the foreground there is a red circle with a red diagonal line through it.  And it is inactive.  It's basically a dead panel indicator.

I can reproduce this by installing from Lite Software. Will look into it and report back.
 

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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2016, 07:59:22 PM »
 

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I removed Dropbox via Lite Software.  Then I Moved to Trash the following folders, but I'm thinking I should have just deleted them:
.dropbox
.dropbox-dist

When I reinstalled Dropbox using Lite Software, I got the following popup.  I have since installed that python-gpgme package:


My panel indicator looks like this:


Also of note:
I no longer have the Thunar plugin right click options.
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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2016, 08:38:18 PM »
 

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Waiting for a fix from Dropbox - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2313715
 

Re: Dropbox Indicator Not Working
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2016, 08:46:21 PM »
 

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Temporary workaround until Dropbox provides update:

Menu > Settings > Startup > Application Autostart. Remove existing Dropbox entry, create a new one:

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bash -c 'export DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS="" && dropbox start -i'

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