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Old 06-26-2011, 05:38 PM   #1
SaintDanBert
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HOWTO: use DropBox(tm) with Kubuntu v11.04 and KDE


I've been using DropBox(tm) with great success for what I'm doing. Now I'm trying to get it running with KDE and Kubuntu v11.04 without success. Can anyone tell me how to config KDE for Dropbox?

When I visit the DropBox site, it only has a nautilus edition of the applet. What I find for KDE says that it needs the DropBox daemon, but I don't find a package for that. Suggestions?

Thanks in advance,
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:08 PM   #2
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http://www.nixternal.com/kde-and-dropbox/ & http://antrix.net/posts/2008/dropbox-without-gnome/ give very simple instructions for this (the first link has pretty pictures, also known as "screenshots"!) I have used Dropbox with KDE and other DEs/WMs and it works fine.
 
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:57 AM   #3
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Thanks for the prompt reply. I'll check these out and report back.

Cheers,
~~~ 0;-Dan
 
Old 06-30-2011, 12:30 PM   #4
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Why use DropBox at all?

If you've got SSH access into a Linux box at home, all you need to do is get Unison
apt-get install unison-gtk
(http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/)

Deploy Unison on a linux box, and each mobile device. Then use Unison to automatically log into your linux box through SSH and synchronize your data folder.

IMO, it works just as good as DropBox, and it's free.. The only thing it struggles with is filenames in multiple character sets (ie: Chinese / Japanese / English filenames combined into the same folder).

I use Unison to synchronize a Desktop folder on all my Mobile laptops which run both Linux and Windows and other than the Asian filenames that it gets confused with, it works perfectly fine...

Even if you're away from home, if you set your Linux box up so it's facing the Internet with DynDNS and port forwarding (if needed) then you're golden and can just keep using Unison no matter where you are in the world.

No need to throw money away on that dropbox service unless you have cell phones or something that won't run Unison..

Last edited by Sidicas; 06-30-2011 at 12:32 PM.
 
Old 02-20-2012, 08:32 PM   #5
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Dropbox context menus

I have dreopbox working on kubuntu lucid and oneiric, but I can't figure out/remember how to get the context menus working in oneiric. Anyone know how?
 
  


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