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'In order to use Dropbox, you must download the proprietary daemon' shows up whenever the PC starts

'In order to use Dropbox, you must download the proprietary daemon' shows up whenever the PC starts

SRoyPC
Explorer | Level 4

Hello Team,

 

On Ubuntu 16.04 every time I start my PC, I'm greeted by the message 'In order to use Dropbox, you must download the proprietary daemon'.

 

Screenshot from 2020-10-12 14-14-04.png

Availing any of the options available on this window doesn't prevent this window from surfacing the next time the PC is started.

 

All the required dependencies/libraries seems to have been installed and Dropbox works fine.

 

Any help on this would duly appreciated.

 

Thanks!

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Re: 'In order to use Dropbox, you must download the proprietary daemon' shows up whenever the PC ...

Daphne
Dropboxer

Hi there @SRoyPC, thanks for reaching out to us here!

 

Can you let me know if the info here helps at all? Perhaps delaying the startup of the app might help with the error you're getting on system startup.

 

Let me know how it goes!


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Re: 'In order to use Dropbox, you must download the proprietary daemon' shows up whenever the PC ...

Daphne
Dropboxer

Hi there @SRoyPC, thanks for reaching out to us here!

 

Can you let me know if the info here helps at all? Perhaps delaying the startup of the app might help with the error you're getting on system startup.

 

Let me know how it goes!


Daphne
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: 'In order to use Dropbox, you must download the proprietary daemon' shows up whenever the PC ...

SRoyPC
Explorer | Level 4

This is a work-in-progress. Thank you.

Re: 'In order to use Dropbox, you must download the proprietary daemon' shows up whenever the PC ...

SRoyPC
Explorer | Level 4

The solution also seems to work for Xubuntu 20.04.

 

Screenshot_2020-11-02_11-41-50.png

 

Thank you @Daphne.

 

Re: 'In order to use Dropbox, you must download the proprietary daemon' shows up whenever the PC ...

briankhaney
New member | Level 2

I got it to work for my Ubuntu 20.04 LTS workstation.

 

At the command line, run 'dropbox start -i'. The '-i' says to install the daemon if its not installed.

 

Reboot, login, and you should see a Dropbox icon in the System Tray. (I'm running Cinnamon for my desktop environment.)

 

Click on that Dropbox icon and you should see the things you can do.

 

Other things you can do at the command line: run 'man dropbox'.

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