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Dropbox icon missing in the xubuntu plugin area

The dropbox icon from the desktop plugin area is missing and in its place there is a black TV 1 with a red sign in its center. I tried to solve this issue by removing and reinstalling dropbox and by following the proposed solution here. Neither one solution nor the other solved my problem.

Someone can help me with this issue?

Thanks in advance.

Black TV instead of dropbox icon



There are some workarounds until the bug is fixed. The best one at this moment (working for Linux distros such as Xubuntu, Linux Mint, etc.) is:

dropbox stop && DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS="" dropbox start

More details at another StackExchange site: Dropbox icon is not working Xubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 – Ask Ubuntu


And a more recent workaround that works for more Linux operating systems:

dropbox stop && dbus-launch dropbox start