Installing DropBox Ubuntu 9.10
So I've installed and am using Dropbox successfully on my laptop with Ubuntu 9.10 but when I try to install it on my Desktop (also Ubuntu 9.10) I have problems. The package downloads and installs fine but then when I go to
Applications > Internet > Dropbox it says I must download the proprietary daemon and so I click OK. It then stalls for a while before giving me "Trouble connecting to Dropbox servers. Maybe your internet connection is down, or you need to set your http_proxy environment variable."
I am using a proxy which I set using:
System > Preferences > Network Proxy
I'm not sure what the problem is. A solution would be appreciated.
into both the .bashrc and etc/profile but it didn't fix it. Still get the same error message.
Also, I might add that I have the same problem with Ubuntu One. Works fine on my laptop but if I try to connect to it on my desktop nothing happens. That's why I was trying dropbox instead. Is there some reason that neither of these programs can connect?
I tried running u1sync --authorize in the command line and I got the following error:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/dbus/connection.py", line 576, in msg_reply_handler
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/ubuntuone/oauthdesktop/auth.py", line 276, in got_state
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/ubuntuone/oauthdesktop/auth.py", line 336, in acquire_access_token
self.request_token = self.make_token_request(oauth_request)
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/ubuntuone/oauthdesktop/auth.py", line 232, in make_token_request
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/ubuntuone/oauthdesktop/auth.py", line 145, in _forward_error_callback
IOError: [Errno socket error] [Errno 104] Connection reset by peer
I managed to get Dropbox up and running by manually downloading the daemon and following the steps at this link http://danielschultz.wordpress.com/2...ehind-a-proxy/
Not sure why that worked but it did. Thank God.
I have the same problem as "Irritated". Does anyone know why this is happening? I only want to have to do the manual install of the daemon as a last resort and would prefer to know why this is occurring.
OKk actually dropbox needs to download some configuration files from internet if there is a proxy problem which can be solved only if you doenload whole package fo this:
1)download the daemon tarball yourself, and then manually untar it to your home folder. That's all you have to do, actually. ;-)
Linux tarballs (stable):
32 bit: http://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86
64 bit: http://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64
The simple solution was like that -
in command line type:
# dropbox start -i
then starts dropbox launcher and dropbox installation progress bar, that means dropbox is launch!
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