Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 14 Nadia

If you would like to make your documents synchronized across multiples devices such as desktops, laptops, tablets, and any other mobile devices, Dropbox is a must have application installed in your devices.

Dropbox is a file hosting service which offers cloud storage, online backup, file synchronization and file sharing. You can collaborate one or more files / folders with your friends, colleagues, families to do the same project, for example.

If you have Linux Mint and want to install Dropbox on it, follow this instruction how to install Dropbox on Linux Mint!

1. Grab the Dropbox for Linux Mint from

Since Linux Mint is based-on Ubuntu Linux, select the Ubuntu version.

2. To verify binary signatures, firstly install the python-gpgme package

$ sudo apt-get install python-gpgme

3. Once the dropbox .deb file is downloaded, install it using ‘dpkg’ tool

$ sudo dpkg -i dropbox_1.4.0_amd64.deb 
Selecting previously unselected package dropbox.
(Reading database ... 138725 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking dropbox (from dropbox_1.4.0_amd64.deb) ...
Setting up dropbox (1.4.0) ...
You are not running Debian or Ubuntu.  Not adding Dropbox repository.
Please restart all running instances of Nautilus, or you will experience problems. i.e. nautilus --quit
Dropbox installation successfully completed! You can start Dropbox from your applications menu.
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...

4. Run and configure the Dropbox

Click start Menu > Internet > Dropbox and then follow the on-screen Dropbox Installation process.


Dropbox in Linux Mint

You are ready to use the Dropbox cloud service.