Get Dropbox to Work on Jaunty Jackalope

I did a fresh install yesterday, and I got a problem on installing the latest Dropbox. The error was like this,

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
The program dropbox received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was BadIDChoice (invalid resource ID chosen for this connection).
(Details: serial 734 error_code 14 request_code 53 minor_code 0)
(Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

To get it working, I did the following

  1. Install Dropbox’s nautilus and daemon package

  2. Download latest build of Dropbox (as of April 28, 2009), here

  3. Issued the following command on the terminal

    1
    2
    3
    cd ~
    rm -r .dropbox-dist/
    tar -xzf dropbox-lnx.x86-0.6.510.tar.gz
  4. Restart nautilus (I did a logout)

and voila! Dropbox is now working!

Credit goes to Adam Michael Roach, I modified it to fit the current versions and releases.