Today I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my computer, and since then I'm trying to install DropBox.
I was able to install the nautilus-dropbox ($
sudo apt install nautilus-dropbox), but when I run it, I get the following message:
"Trouble connecting to Dropbox servers. Maybe your internet connection is down, or you need to set your http_proxy environment variable.
URL that failed to download: https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64
I don't know what to do now. Is someone facing the same problem?
I have the same problem. I can not use my Dropbox after upgrading to ubuntu 16.04 !
Here is the errros:
Starting Dropbox...Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1535, in <module>
ret = main(sys.argv)
File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1524, in main
result = commands[argv[i]](argv[i+1:])
File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1395, in start
if not start_dropbox():
File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 732, in start_dropbox
stderr=sys.stderr, stdout=f, close_fds=True)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 711, in __init__
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 1340, in _execute_child
OSError: [Errno 8] Exec format error
Using Kubuntu 16.04 64 Bit.
Trying to install the dropbox client from the official link: https://www.dropbox.com/install directs me to https://www.dropbox.com/download?dl=packages/ubuntu/dropbox_2015.10.28_amd64.deb
But `sudo dpkg -i dropbox_2015.10.28_amd64.deb` failed with:
Preparing to unpack dropbox_2015.10.28_amd64(1).deb ...
Unpacking dropbox (2015.10.28) over (2015.10.28) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of dropbox:
dropbox depends on python-gtk2 (>= 2.12); however:
Package python-gtk2 is not installed.
dropbox depends on libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.20.1); however:
Package libpango1.0-0 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing package dropbox (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
Could dropbox please provide an updated package?
This is an issue with Ubuntu 16.04 for 3rd Party Software.
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Hello! Just installed 16.04 (minimal + openbox) today as well, previously using 14.04 with no problems. I thought this buggy stuff was going to cause a headache (already got the whiskey next to my chair, but unfortunately didn't need it)...
This worked for me.
1. I prefer and use Thunar file manager, and am otherwise running pure Ubuntu 16.04 with Openbox (window manager shouldn't matter here)
2. sudo apt-get install thunar-dropbox-plugin
* Step 2 will recommend Nautilus; I successfully continued with Thunar.
3. dropbox start
4. dropbox start -i
The login prompt will pop up, and you can go on using Dropbox. If you're using Openbox (or any autostart scripts like maybe the one for tint2 or another panel, etc) you can simply add:
to it, and Dropbox service will start on boot (including the nice tray icon 🙂
This is the only way I got it to work with 16.04, however, it works precisely the same as it did with 14.04. Can't speak for 15.xx. Also, note that step 3 is probably not necessary if step 4 is performed, but it is the order in which I performed them.
The best solution for me was installing it from terminal: sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox
After that, I just opened from Unity, and everything was ok
Hope it helps you, or anybody else.
P.S.: one funny fact from Linux, is that if the normal way doesn't work, just open the terminal and execute the command. 🙂
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