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Old 05-17-2015, 10:27 AM   #1
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Arrow Xubuntu Dropbox Indicator Fail


Hello,

Since about October 2014, the Dropbox indicator icon has failed in Xubuntu 14.04 LTS. Although Dropbox still functions and its status can be determined via CLI, without the indicator, the user loses access to all menu items. With this loss, one is unable to utilize one of Dropbox's powerful features, "selective sync."

At ubuntuforums.org we have three threads devoted to this topic that have been running for more than half a year and we have no solution.

All Dropbox functions run correctly "out of the box" with Ubuntu DE "Unity" but not with Xubuntu DE Xfce.

Does anyone here have this problem and/or a solution? If no solution is in sight and others have this problem, I will post our latest solution, which is from Dropbox tech support, after escalation, which also fails but may work with a little fiddling.
 
Old 05-17-2015, 02:23 PM   #2
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This is not an answer, but a comment: I had the same thing happen on Xubuntu 14.04.1 (same 3.13 kernel as 14.04), but it was okay on Xubuntu 14.04.2, which uses kernel 3.16.
 
Old 05-17-2015, 05:01 PM   #3
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This is not an answer, but a comment: I had the same thing happen on Xubuntu 14.04.1 (same 3.13 kernel as 14.04), but it was okay on Xubuntu 14.04.2, which uses kernel 3.16.
I have confirmed that I, too, have 14.04.2. However, my kernel is 3.13.0-53.
Am I identifying my kernel correctly?

Code:
uname -a
I have updated. If my information is correct we are not using the same kernel. How can that be?
 
Old 05-18-2015, 09:55 AM   #4
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If you installed version 14.04 or 14.04.1, you remain on the LTS kernel 3.13. I installed from the iso image of 14.04.2, which has kernel 3.16. There is a full explanation about the enablement stack here:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack
 
Old 05-19-2015, 08:33 AM   #5
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If you installed version 14.04 or 14.04.1, you remain on the LTS kernel 3.13. I installed from the iso image of 14.04.2, which has kernel 3.16. There is a full explanation about the enablement stack here:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack
Thanks for that explanation and link. I did a CLI update and now I have
Code:
Linux lucas-desktop 3.16.0-38-generic #52~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 8 09:43:57 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Unfortunately, still no Dropbox icon after reboot.
 
  


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