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> Dropbox with Delayed Start in XFCE, Nautilus not needed
 Posted: Nov 10 2012, 08:21 PM
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While this is very rudimentary to the likes of Tux and Z, for the rest of us mortals, consider the following: tongue.gif

To start dropbox with a 20 sec delay in XFCE without having Nautilus installed, do the following:

Download the tarball from and extract it to your home directory. Follow instructions on Dropbox website to compile it **.

Create a script file, namely in your home directory, set it as executable and insert the following:

sleep 20 && /home/YOURHOMENAME/.dropbox-dist/dropbox -i

Lastly go to Settings Manager, Session and Startup and add the following line in this way as a startup item:


This is very similar to KDE instructions if you don't want the extra heft of Nautilus installed. Of course if you want dropbox to sleep more than 20 seconds, change that number. Mine is set at 60.

**Install Dropbox via command line:

The Dropbox daemon works fine on all 32-bit and 64-bit Linux servers. To install, run the following command in your Linux terminal.


cd ~ && wget -O - "" | tar xzf -


cd ~ && wget -O - "" | tar xzf -

Next, run the Dropbox daemon from the newly created .dropbox-dist folder.


This post has been edited by joutlan: Nov 14 2012, 06:09 AM

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