In my case I have written a file /root/Startup/dropbox.sh with the following two-lines content:
and made the file executable:
chmod +x /root/Startup/dropbox.sh
I am using quirky linux and dropbox starts automatically with no complaints. I expect this procedure should also work for puppy linux, although I have not checked it.
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In my case, I also was stuck with the "waiting to be linked to Dropbox account" message and, when running ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd in command line as advised in the instructions, I got the error: <?xml version="1.0"?> <env:Envelope xmlns:env="http://www.w3.org/2001/12/soap-envelope"><env:Body xmlns:rox="http://rox.sourceforge.net/SOAP/ROX-Filer"><env:Fault xmlns:rpc="http://www.w3.org/2001/12/soap-rpc" xmlns:env="http://www.w3.org/2001/12/soap-envelope"><faultcode>Failed</faultcode><faultstring>https://www.dropbox.com/cli_link_nonce?nonce XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX: no handler for https</faultstring></env:Fault></env:Body></env:Envelope> where the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX was some alphanumeric string that I have hidden here. I copied the URL: https://www.dropbox.com/cli_link_nonce?nonce XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (with the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX being the alphanumeric string) in a browser and I was prompted if I wanted the computer to be linked with my dropbox account. Saying yes was a solution for me. I hope it helps
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