Ubuntu: How can Dropbox sync status be checked?



Question:

Previously, the sync status of files of the Dropbox directory was visible by small Dropbox status icons placed on the icons of Dropbox files and by asking the Dropbox executable (https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/9192). On Ubuntu 16.10, I can see no Dropbox status icons nor does the Dropbox executable seem to be returning sync information for specific files and directories. How can this be achieved?

I've got dropbox_2.10.0_amd64.deb and nautilus-dropbox_2.10.0_all.deb installed (https://linux.dropboxstatic.com/packages/ubuntu/).


Solution:1

Executing the following command has made the Dropbox sync icon emblems visible in Nautilus:

sudo echo fs.inotify.max_user_watches=100000 | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf; sudo sysctl -p  


Solution:2

Are you sure you Dropbox is starting with the system?

  1. On the terminal type:

    dropbox start

It should appear the Dropbox icon on the top right corner;

  1. Click on the Dropbox icon and choose 'preferences';

  2. On the 'General' tab, there is the option 'Start Dropbox on system startup'


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