Now that I use Dropbox, I never have to worry about carrying round USB flash drives. All my shared files are stored across my computers and on the web. Dropbox+Xfce=Crazy Delicious.
How to Install Dropbox In xfce
Stolen from the Lubuntu Mailing List
In a terminal type:
- wget -O dropbox.tar.gz http://www.dropbox.com/download\?plat=lnx.x86
- tar -zxvf dropbox.tar.gz
- wget -nd http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6995/dbmakefakelib.py
- wget -nd http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6995/dbreadconfig.py
- python dbmakefakelib.py
I did run into a bit of trouble when running:
red@vostro:~$ python dbmakefakelib.pyIf you see this, don't worry, Dropbox installed correctly.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "dbmakefakelib.py", line 39, in
File "dbmakefakelib.py", line 36, in compile_fakelib
raise Exception, ret
Exception: sh: gcc: not found
To start Dropbox
In a terminal
~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd- you can also make a launcher or shortcut for dropbox using the same command.
- In xfce you will need to replace the ~/ with /home/YOUR USER NAME/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd
- My launcher ends up being /home/red/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd
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