On Thursday 30 April 2009, Sascha 'saigkill' Manns wrote:
Hi again, I did a bit more thinking and realized I had perhaps left
some gaping holes in my howto. Since I have dropbox working nicely
on my KDE Desktops I wanted to make sure you wouldn't run into any
These steps should work without any problem.
Create your dropbox account
Down load the program or source code from the dropbox website (or
Install as you normally would (deb, rpm, source), this will install
the nautilus extension and additional files.
log in to a gnome session (i'm sure this could be done some other
way but this worked for me)
When you login to gnome, an applet (the dropboxd) will start and a
notification will appear. Right click on the applet to start
A guided setup wizard will open asking for your dropbox login (email
address) and password. (This is the only time you will have to go
through these steps)
Once you have entered this info click on through to the end.
At this point 2 new folders will have been created in your home
directory, ~/.dropbox-dist and ~/Dropbox
The .dropbox-dist folder contains the dropboxd executable, create a
link to that program in your ~/.kde/Autostart folder and your
~/.kde4/Autostart folder. Now whenever you login to either flavor
of kde (or gnome) Dropbox will start (quietly without
You can log out of gnome and back in to your favorite Sweet KDE and
everything should work quietly in the background, no more
requesters (the little dropbox icon will be in your systray, but
you can pretty much ignore it)
The ~/Dropbox folder is the location for files you have placed or
want to place on the network.
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