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Dropbox not running on my Ubuntu 18.04 system

Dropbox not running on my Ubuntu 18.04 system

Soumak
New member | Level 2

I had dropbox installed and synchronised in 3 systems. Suddenly, in a Ubuntu 18.04 system , it stopped working. 

 

$ dropbox status: Dropbox isn't running

$ dropbox start:   Bunchof messages. Then Dropbox isn't running. 

 

I trying removing it from my signed-in devices and reinstalling it again. Still no luck.

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Re: Dropbox not running on my Ubuntu 18.04 system

Jay
Dropboxer

Hi @Soumak, thanks for posting on the Community!

 

Could you try an advanced reinstall of the app using the steps in this link to see if this helps?

 

Let me know how it goes!


Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Dropbox not running on my Ubuntu 18.04 system

Soumak
New member | Level 2

Hi,

Thanks, @Jay for you reply. I tried the given steps.

However, the following step does not show any result:

cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar xzf -
~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd

The installation finished without any prompt. When I checked:

$ dropbox status

Command 'dropbox' not found, but can be installed with:

sudo apt install nautilus-dropbox

I followed these steps. Still, Dropbox isn't running.

$ dropbox status
Dropbox isn't running!

 

Re: Dropbox not running on my Ubuntu 18.04 system

Jay
Dropboxer

It sounds like when you run the dropbox start command, it simply isn’t running for some reason.

 

Could you post the log of what is stated when you run it to see if there’s any specific issue which we can look into? Thanks!


Jay
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