Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the Dropbox client has some issues, when installed on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander. The sync works properly, but the user is not allowed to access the Dropbox GUI and the indicator is missing. This may be caused by the latest update of Unity 7, which does not fully support Dropbox yet.
In this article I will show you how both install the latest Dropbox version available, Dropbox 1.6.0 on Ubuntu systems and to fix the Dropbox Indicator issue on Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 13.10.
How to install Dropbox 1.6.0 on Ubuntu:
Instructions for 32 bit systems:
$ wget https://www.dropbox.com/download?dl=packages/ubuntu/dropbox_1.6.0_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i dropbox_1.6.0_i386.deb
Instructions for 64 bit systems:
$ wget https://www.dropbox.com/download?dl=packages/ubuntu/dropbox_1.6.0_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i dropbox_1.6.0_amd64.deb
How to fix the Dropbox Indicator Issue on Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 13.10:
In order to fix this issue, all you have to do is update the system and install the libappindicator1 package. Like this:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install libappindicator1