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    Default Problems with Dropbox

    I searched for Dropbox using the Suse and packman repos with no luck. So:
    I downloaded the source and tried to compile it. configure said I had a library that was too old. The only new one I could find was in an unrecognizable repo so I was afraid to install it. So:
    I went to Build service. I found an older version of Dropbox and installed it. The folder is there and a shared folder is updated properly.

    However, right clicking on a file in the public folder does not show a copy the link option. Nor does the option appear in the pictures folder. I see no way to offer to share a folder in the root dropbox folder.

    I am trying to use dropbox on openSUSE 11.3 using kde.

    Malcomlewis, the version offered is 4.x.x The versions shown on the dropbox website is 6.x.x. Can you provide an update?

    caf4926, I see you post dropbox links. Do you use kde? Is your graphic app acting correctly?

    Anyone? suggestions?

    Bart

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    Default Re: Problems with Dropbox

    Dropbox 6 is in the Contrib repo.
    There's also SpiderOak in the non-oss repo.

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    Thank you!
    I added that repo to Yast and installed it. I should now remove that repo, right?
    When I use nautilus, I now get the option to copy the link address.
    However:
    The copy does not go to the kde clipboard. I *guess* it's looking for a Gnome clipboard? How would I either change that, or use it?
    Bart

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    Default Re: Problems with Dropbox

    I have dropbox 0.7.110
    not from the repos

    I have a nautilus launcher in kde and copy works, I didn't have to do anything for that to work
    If you use web interface, does it copy ok
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    I added nautilus to the kde menu (and an icon in the panel at the bottom). Nautilus seems to be working as it recognizes that I'm in a photo gallery or in the public folder and the like. It's just that when I use the menu choice to copy the link, and then paste it in a message in evolution, there's nothing pasted. If I look in the clipboard down in the panel, it's empty or has something I copied from another application, say Konqueror.

    Yes, the web interface works. I can create a web address using it and paste it into a message. Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V seem to work in all other applications.

    I do notice that although nautilus comes up quickly enough, the bouncing icon stays for quite some time. And, If I close nautilus, the icon stays down in that little area that shows running things like hplip and updater and such. I am using "nautilus" as the launch command (without quotes of course). This is correct, isn't it? Is it normal for nautilus to stay running?

    Bart

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    Default Re: Problems with Dropbox

    Quit dropbox and make sure it not in the running processes, make sure it's not starting again at login

    In a terminal type: dropbox start -i
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    Alright. I quit dropbox by right clicking on the icon in the running apps panel. I started system monitor and it was shown as still running. So I stopped it from there. I did not log out. I opened a terminal and started dropbox as you suggested. After a very short pause, it said Done. No other messages. It still doesn't copy a link.

    Bart

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    Default Re: Problems with Dropbox

    Lets start at the beginning.
    Delete all your Hidden dropbox folders
    Uninstall dropbox
    Reboot

    Install dropbox and the nautilus package (not the kde part)

    then do: dropbox start -i

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    Hey! Look at that! Just like Windows! Uninstall / re-install it works!

    I don't know whether to laugh or cry!

    But I have it working and that's the point! Thank you so very much for your time and effort!

    I'm guessing the installation of the kde front end was causing the problem. I also noticed that the reason nautilus takes so long to load is because it's starting the gnome desktop. I saw it briefly during shutdown. Perhaps I should add another G of ram.

    Again, thank you! It was a really annoying problem for me.

    Bart

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