Thanks for the responses - Dropbox finally worked. Well, it was always working but that wasn't obvious. There were two issues here. First, as I mentioned, I am running OB nude. No panels, taskbars, trays, nothing. So Dropbox runs in the background with no indicators other than terminal telling me its already running if I try to launch it again. This may be a foible of OB. Second, as suggested, a long time to upload. Originally I had given the file (850mb) ten hours to upload. Nothing. I then left it running overnight and from what conky suggests it didn't have to run much longer to complete the upload. It was almost there but the Dropbox site gives no info until a file is fully loaded. Anyway it's up I'll post a thread in "MiniMe/ZenMini/E17/Openbox" if anyone wants to try it.