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Author Topic: Dropbox <solved>  (Read 1201 times)
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« on: May 10, 2010, 07:31:41 pm »

There is a package for DropBox in the repository however I did not want to install Nautilus so I searched and found these instructions.

   1. Download the generic linux binaries
   2. Un-tar them and put the .dropbox-dist folder in your home diretory
   3. Run ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd to initiate the graphical configuration dialog, and add your computer to the account
   4. Finally do: ln -s ~/.dropbox.dist/dropboxd ~/.kde/Autostart/dropboxd to always run dropboxd daemon at login

All went well untill step 4 which gave me this
ln -s ~/.dropbox.dist/dropboxd ~/.kde/Autostart/dropboxd
ln: creating symbolic link `/home/main/.kde/Autostart/dropboxd': No such file or directory

/.dropbox.dist/dropboxd is there
/home/main/.kde/Autostart/dropboxd is not
I don't even see a  /.kde/Autostart/

I can start dropbox manually but how do I get the symlink into /.kde/Autostart/dropboxd
« Last Edit: May 11, 2010, 06:04:38 am by InTheWoods » Logged
Posts: 3780

« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 09:29:38 pm »

If you are using xfce you can just ad your drop box start executable to 'Settings' -->'Autostart applications' (in xfce 4.4.3) or 'Settings' --> "Session and Startup" (in xfce 4.6.1)

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Posts: 302

« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2010, 06:04:11 am »

I believe I just asked the very same question recently for another application.
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