Zorin 12 Lite Dropbox install

Zorin 12 Lite Dropbox install

Postby MBMz10 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:57 am

Install Dropbox on Zorin 12.1 Lite, Also works on Linux Mint xfce 18.2 so likely would work on most Ubuntu with xfce system running 16.04.
Shows how to install Dropbox on Zorin 12.1 Lite and how to fix the broken Icon. Its about 5 minutes long and rather simple. Code or syntax for command below:
dbus-launch dropbox start


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag849lN ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Zorin 12 Lite Dropbox install

Postby Swarfendor437 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:35 pm

Great Job! Just when I believed it was not supported!

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Re: Zorin 12 Lite Dropbox install

Postby MBMz10 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:57 pm

Thanks, not sure if it constitutes 'supported' but it seems to work. It took a bit of searching the net to find this solution and about half a dozen VM installs and a couple of full installs to be comfortable with the result. I was thinking maybe make a video as it is likely other Zorin lite users would find the same problem as myself, then I saw the post on Zorin forum from someone!

Notwithstanding this is Zorin OS designed for newer users from other OS's I felt this was something likely drive them (and me) away. Download some tar.gz or .deb thingy run some command and just compile it from source code, cant I just double click the .exe !#$?

I watched a few videos about the Dropbox company earlier and their slogan is "it just works" and all I could think of is "it just-about works".
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Re: Zorin 12 Lite Dropbox install

Postby Swarfendor437 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:00 pm

To be fair I did post the link in the other thread you mentioned that they stated themselves (one of the devs) that they did not support Lubuntu or Xubuntu - both current and previous versions of Zorin Lite on which they were/are based! ;)
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Re: Zorin 12 Lite Dropbox install

Postby MBMz10 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:12 pm

Looks like upgrading to 12.2 from 12.1 has broken this fix. Anyone else having issues with Dropbox on 12.2 Lite?
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Re: Zorin 12 Lite Dropbox install

Postby Swarfendor437 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:08 pm

I don't use dropbox but have you tried applying the fix again after the upgrade? It is like a lot of things in GNU/Linux - you sometimes have to reapply the fix or 'recompile the kernel' which I know nothing about! ;) :D
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Re: Zorin 12 Lite Dropbox install

Postby MBMz10 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:58 am

I tried everything I could think of, however I didn't try using the earlier kernel! Strangely it worked fine today all by itself on the full hardware install. My VM's wouldn't work yesterday but they are only for testing. Might have a play with them later. For now if it ain't broke don't fix.
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Re: Zorin 12 Lite Dropbox install

Postby MBMz10 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:51 pm

In Session and Startup, if you uncheck or even remove the Startup item that Dropbox installer creates and restart the computer should work. Provided you had previously followed the above instructions.
Don't know why I had trouble earlier, maybe some updates but all mine are now working.
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