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why doesnt dropbox launch after installing with synaptics?

Postby thorbs on Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:10 pm

I wanted to install dropbox on my fresh lmde64 installation on my lenovot61. I found two packages in the synaptics dropbox and dropbox nautilus integration. I installed both and a dropbox icon apeared in in my internet categories in my menus. But for some reason dropbox do not launch when I hist the icon. Can anybody help?
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Re: why doesnt dropbox launch after installing with synaptic

Postby ThistleWeb on Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:12 pm

Open a terminal and try
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dropbox -i
it may require sudo to run as root, but it should take you through the installer wizard.
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Re: why doesnt dropbox launch after installing with synaptic

Postby thorbs on Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:27 am

I get the following print out when i type dropbox -i en the terminal

thorbjørn@thorbs ~ $ dropbox -i
Dropbox command-line interface

commands:

Note: use dropbox help <command> to view usage for a specific command.

status get current status of the dropboxd
help provide help
puburl get public url of a file in your dropbox
stop stop dropboxd
running return whether dropbox is running
start start dropboxd
filestatus get current sync status of one or more files
ls list directory contents with current sync status
autostart automatically start dropbox at login
exclude ignores/excludes a directory from syncing

thorbjørn@thorbs ~ $
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Re: why doesnt dropbox launch after installing with synaptic

Postby cecar on Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:40 pm

Try

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dropbox start -i
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Re: why doesnt dropbox launch after installing with synaptic

Postby ThistleWeb on Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:30 pm

Forgot the start part, I was going from memory.
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Re: why doesnt dropbox launch after installing with synaptic

Postby thorbs on Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:23 am

Ok, doing that I get the following output in my terminal:

dropbox start -i
Starting Dropbox...Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1242, in <module>
ret = main(sys.argv)
File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1231, in main
result = commands[argv[i]](argv[i+1:])
File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1101, in start
if not start_dropbox():
File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 612, in start_dropbox
db_path = os.path.expanduser(u"~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd").encode(sys.getfilesystemencoding())
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/posixpath.py", line 270, in expanduser
return userhome + path[i:]
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 12: ordinal not in range(128)
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