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Using Dropbox with XFCE

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.


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  1. November 25, 2009 at 6:36 am

    this isn’t working for me in Xubuntu Karmic x64…did you leave a step out? You item 3 seems to have the wrong command, i.e. dropbod? thanks

    • November 25, 2009 at 10:06 am

      Thanks John, it seems that I had a typo in it. But now I didn’t leave anything out, that’s what I did.

  2. November 25, 2009 at 6:37 am

    I would like to post something on this also….thanks Eric

  3. November 25, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Thanks. I cannot get this to work with Xubuntu Karmic x64…just won’t do it. If you get it to work with Karmic, please post how you did it 🙂

    • November 25, 2009 at 9:36 pm

      will do once I get my x64 bit rig

  4. December 2, 2009 at 4:39 am

    Just install the latest .deb for karmic and run the following command in a terminal: dropbox start -i
    Then follow the guide.

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