Dropbox breaking Mate in Mint 14

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Dropbox breaking Mate in Mint 14

Postby egon1024 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:46 pm

Hey folks - I've installed a fresh copy of Mint 14 (no upgrade - just blew away what was there and installed fresh). I then performed the requisite apt-get update; apt-get dist-upgrade. Next step was to install the nvidia driver(s) (nvidia-current-updates). Rebooted after each step, logged in, no problem.

The problem comes after installing dropbox. I installed the regular "dropbox" meta package from the mint repo (that installed a whole bunch of stuff). Now, when I log in, I get the "Welcome to Linux Mint" window and a mouse cursor, but nothing else. No panel, no menu. I have to log out with C-A-D.
I've even gone so far as to redo the whole process the same way, with the same result.

Help? Is there any other info I should be providing that will help with debugging this? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Dropbox breaking Mate in Mint 14

Postby kc1di » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:04 pm

Hello egon1024 and welcome to Mint,

I've never had any problems with dropbox on mate. How exactly did you install it.
all you had to install was nautilus-dropbox it would pull other dependencies.

Here what I would do if you can get to a terminal
run the following commands one at a time.

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sudo apt-get purge dropbox
sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox
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