As I mentioned in my previous post, there is a regression in Dropbox 3.14.5 that is preventing the systray icon loading. It is a bug in dropbox's versoin of QT and nothing to do with xembed-sni-proxy
If you follow the link I provided there are a number of workarounds suggested, including . . .
dropbox stop && dbus-launch dropbox start
if it doesn't work for you then try some of the other suggestions.
I've got it to work under Archlinux. First of all uninstall Dropbox.
sudo pacman -Rsn dropbox
Delete User Config:
rm -Rf .dropbox*
Install libappindicator-gtk3 (I don't know if this is needed)
Then install dropbox again. yaourt dropbox And now this was for me the important part. Don't start Dropbox now! Now we create a User Service.
systemctl --user edit dropbox
Fill the file with following:
After this reboot the computer. After next login the Dropbox Wizard shows up and the Systray Icon is available.
For me in Manjaro linux KDE 15.12, i had this problem for a very long time. I uninstalled dropbox first and then cleaned up the .dropbox* files in the home. I installed dropbox again and it worked.
1. Uninstall dropbox
2. Cleanup .dropbox* from home using the command - rm -rf .dropbox*
3. Install dropbox again and the systray icon should work.
Note: I have libappindicator-gtk3 installed but im not sure if that even has an impact on the systray icon.
I followed the steps of @Benedikt W. Thanks a lot dude!!
Dropbox doesn't use libappindicator for most desktop environments. This is because some DE's use the older indicator technology. You can force it to do so using some environment variables. You can find some details here:
(You can also find similar instructions I've put together for ElementaryOS elsewhere if you dig around)
The long and short of it is that you need either a script that sets the following two environment variables or you need them in your .profile. The variables are:
From what I've seen, the second one is usually enough to make it work but the first one may force it as well. I haven't experimented enough to see which combinations work and don't.
Following the guide in the above link did work for me in Kubuntu 16.04.
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