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Dropbox not working on new install
« on: June 13, 2015, 04:31:20 PM »
 

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I finally decided that the solution to my growing list of problems was to upgrade, and have done a new and clean install of LL 2.4 on my laptop.

My first problem is that Dropbox is not working, for reasons I haven't experienced before. Nothing seems to be happening and I keep getting an 'authentication is needed to run /usr/bin/dropbox' as the super user message, a step I have never seen before and also appeared the first time I ran Skype on the new install. I hope this is something that won't have to be done every run-time, but for Dropbox, nothing satisfies it - my authentication just causes the error message to reappear some seconds later.

Is something misconfigured or wrong with the new install?

 


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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2015, 06:39:11 PM »
 

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Did you check the md5 sum against the download, if not that may be the problem the download may be corrupted. One way to insure download integrity is to use a download manager that supports md5 checking, the one I use is an add-on for Firefox called "Down them all". Before I start the download I make sure to put the md5 checksum in so it can be checked when the download completes. That way I don't have to do any extra steps.
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2015, 06:46:31 PM »
 

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But Dropbox is something that is supposed to be handled automatically via the Lite software installer?

 

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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2015, 07:05:34 PM »
 

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The download I am referring to is the Linux Lite 2.4 iso download the checksum can be found on the download page.
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2015, 07:21:32 PM »
 

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Ah, sorry. No, that could well be the problem. Would be depressing if I have to start again from scratch, but I suppose now is the best time. There is an md5sum.txt file on the burned dvd, I will see if I can puzzle this out.
 

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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2015, 07:55:41 PM »
 

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Thanks for the tip, have checked and the download is good, md5sum checks out.
 

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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2015, 10:19:36 PM »
 

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Good to hear that the md5 checked out, I have no experience with dropbox but I am sure someone who has will reply shortly.
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2015, 01:14:19 PM »
 

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Well, I've just gone ahead and installed it manually, if I have anything to watch out for as a result, I hope someone will let me know.

Otherwise the installation has been a dream, massive improvements in speed and ease all round from 1.6. A real joy to upgrade, major OS events were never pleasant before Linux Lite!
 

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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2015, 02:42:02 AM »
 

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LL has taken the initiative here and are providing Dropbox via our own repo. Do Install Updates, then Lite Software to get it.
 

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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2015, 04:53:46 AM »
 

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That is what I did the first time, which resulted in the inability to connect and superuser authentication message coming up all the time instead. I recalled from earlier installs that Dropbox was a part of the LL software package, so didn't want to install manually if I could avoid it, but I could not get it to work otherwise.

Has there been an update that means I should try the LL repo and process again?
 

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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2015, 05:51:59 AM »
 

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Yes, my instructions are in my last post. Make sure you remove the old dropbox first. Read the entire thread here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/other/dropbox-mouse-and-chrome-settings-not-saved-and-a-word-on-the-log-out-options/ too.
 

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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2015, 09:42:32 AM »
 

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Thanks! Uninstall and reinstall using Lite Software worked perfectly this time.
 


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