I have a new install of OpenSuse 64-bit. I’ve stumbled around blindly and seem to have installed Dropbox using dropbox-lnx.x86_64-1.1.24.tar.gz. It apparently worked because I was able to enter successfully my Dropbox log-on information.
I have no idea what to do next. There’s no indication of any synchronisation in Dolphin. Dropbox installation in Ubuntu/Mint is a no-brainer but this has me stumped.
Please note that I’m a complete OpenSuse/KDE newbie.
The way I have dropbox setup now under Gnome (and the way I’ve used it in Fluxbox and XFCE) is I used the download from this page: TipsAndTricks/TextBasedLinuxInstall - Dropbox Wikiz
Here’s the links in case anyone else is wondering where to get the files.
x86 download: http://www.dropbox.com/download/?plat=lnx.x86
x86_64 download: http://www.dropbox.com/download/?plat=lnx.x86_64
Extract that file and run ./dropboxd to start the daemon. You should be prompted with a graphical setup where it will need to download additional components and link your computer to the dropbox account.
Once that’s done, you’ll need to make sure dropboxd is automatically run when you log into your desktop. The instructions on that page will detail the process a bit more.
I didn’t even have the contrib repo setup on my machine. Plus, I had all of this installed in the home directory. When I was distro hopping it made syncing with dropbox so much easier.