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    Default Problem installing Dropbox

    Before I get started I just want to introduce myself. My Name is Randy. I have been a hardcore Mac user since 1988 until about a couple of years ago when I wanted something different and more flexible. I have tried other many other distros like Xubuntu, Puppy Linux, Zorin and a few more. Opensuse is new territory for me and I hope to stick around for a while. I like distros that are reliable, flexible, fast and have a great user community. I am not that technically oriented but I try. I know some terminal stuff. Linux is fascinating for sure.

    I am using Opensuse 12.2 Gnome (is it possible to use a leaner desktop environment/ window manager like xfce, or some thing else?

    I am trying to install Dropbox.

    So far this is what I have done:

    Code:
    randy@linux-j3iq:~> sudo zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/network/openSUSE_12.2/ dropbox
    root's password:
    Adding repository 'dropbox' ..............................................[done]
    Repository 'dropbox' successfully added
    Enabled: Yes
    Autorefresh: Yes
    GPG check: Yes
    URI: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/network/openSUSE_12.2/
    I am getting stuck on the second command. What exactly do I have to enter? This is what I am getting so far:

    Code:
    randy@linux-j3iq:~> su zypper in dropbox nautilus-dropbox
    su: user zypper does not exist
    randy@linux-j3iq:~> sudo zypper in dropbox nautilus-dropbox
    Retrieving repository 'dropbox' metadata ------------------------------------[\]
    
    New repository or package signing key received:
    Key ID: DE00FECD7B709911
    Key Name: network OBS Project <network@build.opensuse.org>
    Key Fingerprint: CD5AA489AE5B7E40F53DD39FDE00FECD7B709911
    Key Created: Tue 03 Aug 2010 09:14:25 AM EDT
    Key Expires: Thu 11 Oct 2012 09:14:25 AM EDT (expires in 4 days)
    Repository: dropbox
    
    Do you want to reject the key, trust temporarily, or trust always? [r/t/a/?] (r): a
    File './repodata/8b28237de79468eca336c451d35e479452e307b4b95ac3cf59df2fb107e35c21-primary.xml.gz' not found on medium 'http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/network/openSUSE_12.2/'
    
    Abort, retry, ignore? [a/r/i/?] (a): a/
    Invalid answer 'a/'. [a/r/i/?] (a): r
    File './repodata/8b28237de79468eca336c451d35e479452e307b4b95ac3cf59df2fb107e35c21-primary.xml.gz' not found on medium 'http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/network/openSUSE_12.2/'
    
    Abort, retry, ignore? [a/r/i/?] (a): i
    Retrieving repository 'dropbox' metadata ................................[error]
    Repository 'dropbox' is invalid.
    [|] Valid metadata not found at specified URL(s)
    Please check if the URIs defined for this repository are pointing to a valid repository.
    Warning: Disabling repository 'dropbox' because of the above error.
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    Package 'nautilus-dropbox' not found.
    'dropbox' not found in package names. Trying capabilities.
    No provider of 'dropbox' found.
    Resolving package dependencies...
    
    Nothing to do.
    What am I doing wrong? Thanks so much for the help!

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    Default Re: Problem installing Dropbox


    These are the instructions I am following. I am getting stuck where it says su - terminal. What exactly do I enter on the command line? I know I have to put
    zypper in dropbox nautilus-dropbox but what do I have to do ahead of the code? I'm not sure of the proper syntax.

    Thanks!!

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    Default Re: Problem installing Dropbox

    To become su -
    see: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3e...mdHTXV6NEVZUDg

    Then copy with your mouse:
    zypper in dropbox nautilus-dropbox

    Use your mouse to right click and paste it to the terminal and hit enter

    Once it's installed close the terminal and open a new one, but don't go su -

    Now run:
    dropbox start -i (You copy and past that in to the terminal the same way)
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    Default Re: Problem installing Dropbox

    Thank you so much!! I really appreciate this. Dropbox works fine now

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    Default Re: Problem installing Dropbox

    Quote Originally Posted by rmcellig View Post
    Thank you so much!! I really appreciate this. Dropbox works fine now
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