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Dropbox Ubuntu 11.04

Those of you that run Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal already probably know that the Dropbox application indicator doesn't work in Natty - not using the official Dropbox build.

But you can get the Dropbox AppIndicator to work in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal by using the latest script below:

1. Install Dropbox the regular way - using the .deb provided on its download page.

2. Run the commands below:
wget http://webupd8.googlecode.com/files/fixdropbox
chmod +x fixdropbox

What the script does is remove the Dropbox daemon files and prompts you to download it again, then modifies the Dropbox startup script to start with a delay of 20 seconds and then modifies it so that Dropbox doesn't change it automatically (dropbox automatically overwrites this file on each start without this tweak).

So when you log in, Dropbox will start with a 20 seconds delay! That's the only way to get the Dropbox AppIndicator to work in Ubuntu 11.04 with the latest Dropbox version. For now anyway. If it doesn't start after 20 seconds, you may want to add more seconds to the script so edit it:
gedit ~/.dropbox.sh

And modify the delay to a bigger value.

Post updated April 29, 2011.