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Old 02-11-2012, 03:35 PM   #1
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Starting up Dropbox when I log into Linux


I downloaded dropbox (www.dropbox.com) for Linux and I want it to startup when I log in. I have a Linux Distribution called Zorin OS Lite. It created the hidden directories and i can start it up by going to terminal ant typing ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd but as soon as I exit the terminal or type Cntl-C it exits out. I want dropbox to startup when I login. Any suggestions?
 
Old 02-11-2012, 03:48 PM   #2
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That's odd - under Ubuntu, it starts up on login. Sorry, I know that's little help :-/ However, from looking at the download options again, it seems even the .deb packages are pretty distro-specific which leads me to assume the startup process is fairly exact. One for Debian, one for Ubuntu. I would have assumed the one for both. Which distro is Zorin based on?
 
Old 02-11-2012, 03:55 PM   #3
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The website says that it is based on Ubuntu. uname -a says:

Linux tom-ThinkPad-T42 2.6.38-13-generic #54-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jan 3 13:44:52 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
 
Old 02-11-2012, 08:52 PM   #4
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I downloaded dropbox (www.dropbox.com) for Linux and I want it to startup when I log in. I have a Linux Distribution called Zorin OS Lite. It created the hidden directories and i can start it up by going to terminal ant typing ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd but as soon as I exit the terminal or type Cntl-C it exits out. I want dropbox to startup when I login. Any suggestions?
If you're using Gnome you can add a custom entry to your startup applications.

In the menus:
System -> Preferences -> Startup Applications
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:01 PM   #5
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And if you're using Openbox you can add
Code:
~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd &
to your autostart.sh file. Or you can add the same line to your ~/.xinitrc so dropbox starts regardless of your WM/DE. XFCE can also be configured similarly to Gnome (i.e., startup applications).

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Old 02-12-2012, 08:19 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone. The Openbox did the trick. Thanks again!
 
  


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