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Using Dropbox with XFCE

August 27, 2009 6 comments

To setup and use dropbox with XFCE is easy. Follow the steps below:

  1. Download dropbox.
  2. Unpack it and put the .dropbox-dist folder into /home/your_username/ or where ever you choose.
  3. Start the terminal and use the following command: /home/your_username/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd (Now it is possible that it might crash a few times in the beginning, but don’t let it put you down. Once you get the wizard running enter your credentials or create a new account).
  4. Finally if you want to autostart dropbox you need to add it to startup programs. Go to Applications -> Settings -> Xfce 4 Settings Manager -> Session and Startup -> Application Autostart -> Add and enter the following command /home/your_username/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd



PS! This was written using Xubuntu 9.04 as base system.

-Eric

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