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Old 03-06-2016, 01:15 PM   #31
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jokingly or not, i have no clue what you're on about.
i experience that quite often with your posts.
do not bother trying to get it.

I tried to help him in his endeavor then we find out it is a bug, then someone comes in and says I know. do this... had that person did that when this just got started --- hence where were you in when this got started comment --- not that it is to me like the end of the world important. therefore it is said in jest. that is the short story... got a be on the same page ... do you have that saying in your country???

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Old 03-07-2016, 02:25 PM   #32
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i think it will be enough to apply the suggestion from that askubuntu thread to this file:
Code:
/home/gregg/.config/autostart/dropbox.desktop
so please open it in a plain text editor (this is tricky because some file managers refuse to recognize it as a text file; you might need to open a terminal and use nano) and find the line that starts with "Exec=". Make note of what the current Exec line looks like (you might want to post it here).
the first thing to try is simply to prepend
Code:
DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS=""
, so it would then look sth like this:
Code:
Exec=DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS="" /usr/bin/dropbox start
(or whatever the current exec line looks like, this is just an example.

log out and back in, see if it helps.
probably not; we might need to add a delay or put the whole thing into a script.
ondoho, forgive me, friend, but I am going to pass on this. (As usual, I thought the solution would be super-easy but with Dropox syncing as it is, and with my lack of computer skills, it seems not worth the risk and time of trying it.) I know I said I would try it so I feel bad about the time and effort you invested putting together a fix.

The Dropbox tech said they're working on straightening out the problem, and as I said, it's syncing so I'm just going to wait on them. And maybe the new Xubuntu distro in April will take care of the problem. So I'll just wait on that, too.

Again, sorry. I really do appreciate all your help.
 
Old 03-11-2016, 01:20 AM   #33
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why are you giving up now?
inquisitive as you are, you are going to have to take the hurdle of tweaking your config files with a text editor, even use the terminal, sooner or later, anyway.
i sympathize; my eyes started swimming the first few dozen times i tried something like that, but evtl. it becomes just as familiar as point-and-click.

that askubuntu solution said it works, is the accepted answer and has been upvoted 31 times.
it's a simple fix.
why not fix it yourself? why wait (for a big company's worthless promises to come true)?

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Old 03-11-2016, 02:30 PM   #34
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why are you giving up now?
inquisitive as you are, you are going to have to take the hurdle of tweaking your config files with a text editor, even use the terminal, sooner or later, anyway.
i sympathize; my eyes started swimming the first few dozen times i tried something like that, but evtl. it becomes just as familiar as point-and-click.

that askubuntu solution said it works, is the accepted answer and has been upvoted 31 times.
it's a simple fix.
why not fix it yourself? why wait (for a big company's worthless promises to come true)?
You're right, ondoho. I'll give it a shot. I'm attaching a screenshot the Dropbox tech sent me. As you can see from the highlighted area, he suggests just running (in the terminal):

Code:
dropbox stop && DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS="" dropbox start
And he made it sound like just doing that might do it. So wouldn't that be a good thing to try before getting into Nano and prepending stuff? (LOL I'm still sort of a chicken!)
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Old 03-13-2016, 03:33 PM   #35
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He makes it clear that is a temporary fix only, and probably needs to be done every time you log in. And you don't have to use nano, any text editor will do the job - gedit, kedit, mousepad, whatever. Almost everything in Linux is done via text files, so you may as well get comfortable with text editors if you intend to use Linux.
 
Old 03-13-2016, 03:54 PM   #36
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He makes it clear that is a temporary fix only, and probably needs to be done every time you log in. And you don't have to use nano, any text editor will do the job - gedit, kedit, mousepad, whatever. Almost everything in Linux is done via text files, so you may as well get comfortable with text editors if you intend to use Linux.
Hey sgosnell. I'm not on that computer now so I can't try it.

I'm familiar with text editors. I use them to clean up .html files. (I like Kate a lot.) But I don't understand how or why I would use a text editor (like Kate or mousepad) in this case. The tech said just run that command in the terminal. Am I missing something?
 
Old 03-13-2016, 04:49 PM   #37
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I'm talking about the ask-ubuntu solution. The Dropbox tech made it clear that the solution he offered is temporary at best, and will probably have to be run every time you restart the computer. If that's what you prefer, you can certainly do that.
 
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Old 03-13-2016, 05:40 PM   #38
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I'm talking about the ask-ubuntu solution. The Dropbox tech made it clear that the solution he offered is temporary at best, and will probably have to be run every time you restart the computer. If that's what you prefer, you can certainly do that.
Got it. Thanks.
 
Old 03-14-2016, 07:01 PM   #39
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why are you giving up now?
inquisitive as you are, you are going to have to take the hurdle of tweaking your config files with a text editor, even use the terminal, sooner or later, anyway.
i sympathize; my eyes started swimming the first few dozen times i tried something like that, but evtl. it becomes just as familiar as point-and-click.

that askubuntu solution said it works, is the accepted answer and has been upvoted 31 times.
it's a simple fix.
why not fix it yourself? why wait (for a big company's worthless promises to come true)?
ondoho, putting
Code:
dropbox stop && DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS="" dropbox start
in the terminal works just fine. I'm not going to mess with anything further. Thanks.
 
Old 04-15-2016, 09:26 PM   #40
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Well, just to put a final clincher on this one, the Dropbox icon just returned on its own.
 
  


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