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#26 2009-07-22 11:35:38

daniel1988
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Re: Dropbox

It works without Nautilus. I was Ubuntu user and Nautilus integration was missing...

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#27 2009-12-18 19:56:32

rent0n
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Re: Dropbox

I am sorry to bump this old thread but I would like to share my knowledge on how to use dropbox without nautilus. big_smile
There is a detailed procedure for this on the ArchWiki, but I think that this one is way simpler.

Of course, I would appreciate your feedback! Ok, let's start:

1. Install the dropbox package via AUR:

aurget dropbox

2. Create a fake nautilus that will open your file manager (thunar for example):

sudo nano /usr/bin/nautilus

Put this text inside the file:

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

And make it executable:

sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/nautilus

3. Launch Dropbox

dropboxd

4. Done! Click on the dropbox tray icon and thunar will start, showing your dropbox folder!

Nice and simple huh? tongue

Source was mainly the Crunchbang Linux Wiki.

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By the way I've noticed that dropbox will automatically start if "Start dropbox on system startup" is flagged in preferences, so there's no need to "create" a daemon (as suggested in the wiki) and put it in rc.conf or to make dropboxd starts via your window manager.


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#28 2009-12-18 20:08:15

jasonwryan
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Re: Dropbox

I've not tried this because I already have it up and running via the method in the wiki, but why don't you add this as an alternative on the wiki page?


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#29 2009-12-18 21:12:10

rent0n
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Re: Dropbox

jasonwryan wrote:

I've not tried this because I already have it up and running via the method in the wiki, but why don't you add this as an alternative on the wiki page?

Well, that's a good idea, but maybe it's better that some people test is before adding it to the wiki. roll


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#30 2009-12-19 08:11:56

lustikus
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Re: Dropbox

I heard dropbox works very good with truecrypt, so when you upload your truecrypt container and only change one file, dropbox does not upload the whole container again. Has anyone tested that?

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#31 2009-12-19 08:33:36

jasonwryan
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Re: Dropbox

lustikus wrote:

I heard dropbox works very good with truecrypt, so when you upload your truecrypt container and only change one file, dropbox does not upload the whole container again. Has anyone tested that?

That's right - it only uploads the full file size the first time.


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#32 2010-11-29 07:38:22

alesscor
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Registered: 2010-04-02
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Re: Dropbox

I want to share an irregular behaviour: installing dropbox (0.7.110-2) affected wicd (1.7.0-6) with the dbus connection. What appeared was wicd showing the message "Could not connect to wicd's D-Bus interface".
After looking at some things I only had to reinstall wicd via

pacman -S wicd

and then the irregular behaviour stopped and now wicd and dropbox live happily together in the world I navigate by xfce4 thunar (using the plugin thunar-dropbox 0.1.2-1)


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