Nadia XFCE and Dropbox - I'm a bit puzzled...

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Nadia XFCE and Dropbox - I'm a bit puzzled...

Postby gosa on Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:47 pm

Hi All,

Just installed Nadia XFCE on my Netbook a couple of hours ago, and I'm currently in the process of setting it up the way I want it. On my to do list is Dropbox, but when trying to install it (through terminal) I get a message saying that nemo-dropbox will get installed instead, and along with it (among others) Cinnamon, ubuntu One (?!?!), UNity (?!?!*10)

Is that really necessary? Here I was - thinking that I'd get a decently (by Mint standards) lean install, and then I get a lot of other stuff added on top?
- Don't misunderstand me. I do like Cinnamon - it is my preferred DE on our three desktop computers, but that is because I choose to run it. I cust don't want all that extra "topping" in my netbook.

Right now it looks like I'll go back to Maya, or - if time permits - maybe pick up my little project of setting up my own mintified Nadia LXDE instead...
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Re: Nadia XFCE and Dropbox - I'm a bit puzzled...

Postby kc1di on Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:38 pm

hi there is a way to do what you want in xfce here's a page it's for xubuntu but should work for mint as well.
http://www.webupd8.org/2012/08/how-to-install-dropbox-in-xubuntu-and.html
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Re: Nadia XFCE and Dropbox - I'm a bit puzzled...

Postby RodMyers on Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:56 pm

i use xfce and use the following;;

https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx
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Re: Nadia XFCE and Dropbox - How to connect

Postby RichardH on Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:51 pm

Yes, Rod's advise is best, follow the Dropbox website instructions.
*** AS a normal USER *** for a command line install
===============================================
Install Dropbox via command line
The Dropbox daemon works fine on all 32-bit and 64-bit Linux servers.
To install, run the following command in your Linux terminal.
32-bit:
cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86" | tar xzf -

for 64-bit, change the platform from "lnx.x86" to ."lnx.x86_64"

Next, run the Dropbox daemon from the newly created .dropbox-dist folder.
~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd

You *still* have to use the following:
"Menu > Settings > Session & Startup > Application Autostart" to autostart Dropbox at boot.
and then create a link there to:
"/home/your-user-name/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd"
to start the Dropbox daemon at boot.

And Thanks to steveplatz for correcting .dropboxd --> dropboxd :oops:
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Re: Nadia XFCE and Dropbox - I'm a bit puzzled...

Postby aac74 on Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:34 am

Just install nautilus and nautilus-dropbox via synaptic ?

Then set nautilus as the default file manager in xfce settings > prefered apps > utilities > file manager

Hasn't given me any problems in mint 13 or 14 xfce.
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Re: Nadia XFCE and Dropbox - How to connect

Postby steveplatz on Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:49 pm

RichardH wrote:Subsequent installs have shown that only the following is necessary. Using your user name, insert the following:
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/home/YourUserName/.dropbox-dist/.dropboxd
into "Menu > Settings > Session & Startup > Application Autostart" to autostart Dropbox at boot time.

You can run the same command in a console or reboot to make sure the autostart is working.


Just so it's not confusing for some, the daemon is just
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dropboxd
rather than
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.dropbboxd
(no preceeding period). Many will figure this out for themselves, I'm sure, just look for the daemon
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ls -la ~/.dropbox-dist
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Re: Nadia XFCE and Dropbox - I'm a bit puzzled...

Postby usbtux on Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:26 am

Lets not make too much of this, just go to https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx same link as above then down load the ubuntu 32bit deb https://www.dropbox.com/download?dl=pac ... 0_i386.deb

Double click on the deb once downloaded and it'll install the dropbox software and it should also make it autostart.
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