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#1 2010-09-23 19:13:47

titan
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Registered: 2010-08-06
Posts: 64

Dropbox from Debian

If you install Dropbox from the Debian repros then the Wiki instructions for autostart wont work as Debian doesn't put dropbox in the users files. What seems to work ok is first install Dropbox from the Debian repros

 apt-get install dropbox

then check you have a bin folder in your home directory, create it if not, and

touch ~/bin/nautilus && chmod +x ~/bin/nautilus && gedit ~/bin/nautilus &

Then if you want to use pcmanfm paste the following into the new  nautilus  file

#!/bin/bash
exec pcmanfm $@
exit 0

then add to your autostart file

# start dropbox daemon, but give it time to establish a net connection.
(sleep 30s &&  /usr/bin/dropbox) &

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#2 2010-09-23 19:41:29

spoovy
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Registered: 2009-12-12
Posts: 142

Re: Dropbox from Debian

Nice one.  I currently prefer the beta - http://www.nsanedown.com/?request=20534976

just untar, move the resultant directory to ~, set it to autostart and bingo.  No nautilus related nonsense, and it doesn't have that problem where it won't sync unless the wireless connection is present first.  It's got some nice extra functions too.

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#3 2010-09-24 07:38:43

titan
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Registered: 2010-08-06
Posts: 64

Re: Dropbox from Debian

Does this version use your default filemanager. You don't need the nautilus file for Debian as it will just use Iceweasel to display your local Dropbox files but I prefered pcmanfm.

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#4 2010-09-24 10:55:40

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Registered: 2009-01-07
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Re: Dropbox from Debian

You can also install automatically from the "Dropbox" submenu of the standard Statler menu - on the Openbox version at least. That installs in the user's directory, and doesn't need the nautilus hack.You get the same 0.7.110 version that's in the repos.


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#5 2010-11-18 23:45:24

extraspecialbitter
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From: Cochituate, MA
Registered: 2009-01-21
Posts: 364
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Re: Dropbox from Debian

titan wrote:

Then if you want to use pcmanfm paste the following into the new  nautilus  file

#!/bin/bash
exec pcmanfm $@
exit 0

then add to your autostart file

# start dropbox daemon, but give it time to establish a net connection.
(sleep 30s &&  /usr/bin/dropbox) &

I tried this with thunar instead of pcmanfm on my workplace desktop, and found that my XFCE desktop and menu configurations were dramatically changed!  Ironically I'm using dropbox to take a snapshot of my home desktop so that I can restore things back to the way I like them.  I think I'll just use the web-based application from now on...

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#6 2010-11-19 01:29:31

boromeus
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Registered: 2010-09-12
Posts: 254

Re: Dropbox from Debian

johnraff wrote:

You can also install automatically from the "Dropbox" submenu of the standard Statler menu - on the Openbox version at least. That installs in the user's directory, and doesn't need the nautilus hack.You get the same 0.7.110 version that's in the repos.

I also tried it out (on Statler openbox) => works well with Thunar. No bugs. Auto-start 30 seconds after login.

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#7 2010-11-23 21:16:08

paolo
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From: Milano,Italy
Registered: 2009-07-11
Posts: 191

Re: Dropbox from Debian

I resolve the nautilsbug thanks to the wiki article about dropbox.
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#8 2010-11-27 03:10:25

rufong
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From: taipei
Registered: 2009-05-06
Posts: 17
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Re: Dropbox from Debian

paolo wrote:

I resolved the nautilus bug thanks to the wiki article about Dropbox.
#! is simply fantastic !!!
big_smile

i too followed the wiki entry for Dropbox[english]

altho using xfce4 i used this command instead of the openbox version in the wiki;

gedit ~/.config/xfce4/autostart.sh

Dropbox[spanish]

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