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Dropbox installed, cannot open

Post by Qualtrough1954 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:57 am

I have installed dropbox on my computer 32 bit Mint Sarah 18.
I did this through the Software Manager.
When I go to Menu/Internet/Dropbox icon and click it nothing happens.


I have googled this problem but have been unable to find a solution that works.

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Re: Dropbox installed, cannot open

Post by kc1di » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:31 am

Hello Qualtrough1954 and Welcome to Linux Mint,

If you go to a terminal and type

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 start dropboxd
what output do you get?
If that does not produce anything type this command

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caja-dropbox start -i
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Re: Dropbox installed, cannot open

Post by majpooper » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:54 am

Qualtrough1954 wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:57 am
I have installed dropbox on my computer 32 bit Mint Sarah 18.
I did this through the Software Manager.
When I go to Menu/Internet/Dropbox icon and click it nothing happens.


I have googled this problem but have been unable to find a solution that works.
I have the same problem but what I have discovered is that I have a Dropbox folder in home dir i.e. home/majpooper/Dropbox
Whenever I tap the Dropbox app on my iPhone they download to my Dropbox folder on Mint.

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Re: Dropbox installed, cannot open

Post by Qualtrough1954 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:35 pm

kc1di wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:31 am
Hello Qualtrough1954 and Welcome to Linux Mint,

If you go to a terminal and type

Code: Select all

 start dropboxd
what output do you get?
If that does not produce anything type this command

Code: Select all

caja-dropbox start -i
Replace caja with Nautilus if your using Cinnamon or Thunar if you using XFCE
Thank you for your reply!

I copied your code and it appeared to install dropbox.

Then I copied the second bit and installed caja.

Same issue, clicking the dropbox icon from the start menu or on my desktop doesn't open it.

I then saw that you recommended Nautilus for Cinnamon, so I undid the above and installed both Dropbox for Nautilus and Nautilus from the Software manager.

Same result :( Everything appears to have installed correctly, the icon appears, but clicking it does nothing.

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Re: Dropbox installed, cannot open

Post by kc1di » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:48 am

What file system are you using? dropbox will only work with ext4 now.
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Re: Dropbox installed, cannot open

Post by Qualtrough1954 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:37 am

kc1di wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:48 am
What file system are you using? dropbox will only work with ext4 now.
Although I have used Linux versions for years now I am enough of a newbie to not be sure what you are referring to. How can I find out what ext i running.

Update1 : This is what I have: /dev/sda1 ext2

So now my question if whether or not it is possible to update to ext2, and if yes, how?

Thanks for all your help so far, much appreciated!

Update 2:

I found this page when investigating moving up to ext4 from ext 2.

https://kerneltalks.com/disk-management ... -in-linux/

The following appears to address what I need, but I don't really know. Any advice?

ext4 file system is backward compatible to ext2 and ext3. This means you can directly mount any ext2 or ext3 filesystem as ext4 without upgrading. You just simply un-mount filesystem and mount it as ext4 by supplying -t switch with mount command.

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Re: Dropbox installed, cannot open

Post by Qualtrough1954 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:04 am

Anyone?

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