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fixing dropbox - Ubuntu 12
#When dropbox is not working on ubuntu 12
#you tried to execute on terminal:
#dropbox start
#and the error is something like this:
#Starting Dropbox.../home/YOUR_USER/.dropbox-dist/ version `GLIBCXX_3.4.11' not found (required #by /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#Failed to load module: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gio/modules/
cd /home/YOUR_USER/.dropbox-dist/
#find the
#probably you'll get this:
sudo mv
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#Done, just execute from terminal with:
dropbox start
#If it pass.. better you quit and execute it in usual way. (GUI)

Thanks a lot, man! This issue started appearing on two of my machines after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10. I also left a breadcrumb in a Dropbox forum thread where I noticed people described the same problem


Thanks! I wasn't sure what consequences the error would have, but this seems to have fixed it.

quux00 commented Nov 13, 2012

I just upgraded to Xubuntu 12.10 and had the same problem. Other than my version of libstdc++ now being 6.0.17, these instructions worked. Thanks for posting.


douglasmiranda commented Jan 6, 2013

I'm glad it helps you guys.

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