Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander – Dropbox issues on GUI panel indicator. LXDE and Unity

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I have had some problem on trying to let work the dropbox application under Ubuntu 13.10 after I performed a dist upgrade from 13.04, so after spending some times in searching a method to let it work again I am reporting what I have tryed to do.

If you came to a fresh install of 13.10 Ubuntu version you can try the following commands to install app indicator 1 package with the following commands

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install libappindicator1

If you have already installed like me Dropbox on LXDE and the upon commands doesn’t work you can try with this command

sudo dropbox update 

In my case even the upper command didn’t solve, Finally i was able to get work again dropbox via a new installation but without removing the previous one.

I have followed the installation procedure from here http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/dropbox so

Setup key with:

sudo apt-key adv –keyserver pgp.mit.edu –recv-keys 5044912E

Setup repository with:

sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu/ saucy main” >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list’

Setup package with:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install dropbox

I hope that one of this method works also for you.


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