As you may imagine, I spend quite some time installing new distros for my own tests or reviews. I have learnt that Dropbox is extremely handy for such activity. I use it to store my scripts, icon themes, wallpapers, emerald themes, etc., so I just need to synch the computer with Dropbox, as opposed to searching for files, downloading them, etc.
INSTALLATION ON KDE
Unfortunately for KDE users, Dropbox is only available for Ubuntu and Fedora (GNOME), with a somewhat heavy Nautilus dependency. As a result, installing the application on KDE may prove tricky and frustrating. After researching a bit on the matter (and overcoming a few challenges), I decided to put together a brief article about it.
Let's start by downloading and extracting files. First, pick your architecture and click on the corresponding link below.
If you are using one of the popular browsers available, chances are the file will be downloaded under
~/Downloads/. Once the download is complete, double click on the
tarfile and extract all files to your home folder. (Note that the folder extracted is hidden by default, so don't worry if you don't see right away!)
To start Dropbox, open Dolphin and browse to the
alt + '.'without the quotes to view hidden files and folders). Right click on the file
dropboxand change its properties so that it becomes executable. Double click on it and the application will start .
Now, that's all cool, but it's only good for one use. In order to get Dropbox to start every time we start a new session, open KDE system settings > System Administration > Startup and Shutdown and then enter the Autostart section. Click on Add Program and select
You should now get dropbox running every time you start a new session.
Dropbox on Kubuntu 10.10!