Dropbox – Installation of KDE and Dolphin
Dropbox is a great service that allows you to save your files online and share them with friends. Once installed on your PC appears a folder, all files in this position will be saved online. In the free version is available to 2 GB and 8 GB will be brought to performing some steps or doing other users inscribed, for each of these steps are added to 250 MB.
Dropbox can be installed on Windows, Mac OSX or Ubuntu. But there is the possibility to install even on distributions that use KDE and Dolphin as a file manager, such as Mandriva.
First you need to install the daemon, which is the program that is open and takes care of data synchronization, can be downloaded in two versions for each architecture:
The downloaded file is compressed and contains a folder called. Dropbox-dist, as seen from the starting point, this is to display hidden so you have to enable viewing of hidden files.
Copy the extracted folder in your home, open the configuration panel of kde and the Advanced tab, click “
Auto Start“, here the script to add “dropboxd” located in the directory you just extracted and set to run at startup. Restart kde and you will see the icon appear on Dropbox and account setup wizard.
One thing you immediately notice is the lack of integration with dolphin, then no icon will not appear, symbolizing the updated files, there is a plugin that integrates the unofficial Drop-in dolphin.
The plugin is provided as a source or as a deb package for 64-bit Kubuntu. I use 64-bit Mandriva and installation of the package turns out to be quite simple. The deb package is an archive can be unpacked with ark, it contains a file called
data.tar.lzma which in turn is a repository within which there is a directory tree that plays the file system of a linux distro, then simply move the files in its directory in the root of your filesystem. The only difference I noticed in this case is that of mandriva kde libraries are in
/usr/lib64/kde4, while on kubuntu in
Kde restart again and you will find icons that indicate the synchronization status of files and folders. I actually noticed that the plugin is not too stable and rarely makes dolphin crash, nothing great though.
If you are interested, Dropbox can be found at: DropBox