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Installing KFILEBOX in Mageia with KDE4

What is Kfilebox and Dropbox?

  • Kfilebox is free software to use with the KDE environment, which allows the user to access their folders and files on Dropbox, a commercial virtual storage file system (cloud). Dropbox is not free software. The use of up to 2GB (or more) is offered for free. More storage space is charged according to the space used. There are similar, but free, tools available such as OwnCloud.

Installation

  • Install the package KFILEBOX in graphics mode, with the Manager Software of the Mageia Control Center-MCC, or install the package KFILEBOX in text mode, with command Line: urpmi kfilebox (see URPMI)
    • Note: Do not install the package "nautilus-dropbox" in the KDE4, because it can cause conflicts. The package "Nautilus-dropbox" is for GNOME and other desktops that use some Gnome functionality, such as XFCE4.

Packages

  • MAGEIA 2 - kfilebox-0.4.7-3.mga2.i586.rpm - KDE front end for Dropbox
  • MAGEIA 1 - kfilebox-0.4.7-2.mga1.i586.rpm - KDE front end for Dropbox

Configuring Dropbox

  • Start by creating a Dropbox folder in your home directory. Name it "Dropbox".
    • After installation, access the "Menu Application Launcher" on the lower left of the panel and go to "Internet" under applications. Click on "Kfilebox". A Dropbox icon will appear in the notification area in the right lower panel .
      • Note: If the icon does not appear, it should be hidden. To make it visible, go to the configuration of the "System Tray", in the bottom panel, by clicking on it with right mouse button, accessing "System Tray Settings" and in the "Entries" tab, go to the "Visibility" column of Kfilebox, and change "Auto" to "Always Visible" and click "Ok".
    • Right Click on the icon and go to Preferences:
  1. Click on the "General" tab, and enter the location of you dropbox folder (The one you created earlier e.g.: /home/user/Dropbox).
  2. Click on the "Misc" tab, and set Dolphin as file manager, Firefox as browser and accept the default icons.

Synchronization of kfilebox with Dropbox (online)

  • Now that you have finished installing Dropbox, you need to set it's online synchronization
  1. Right click on the Dropbox icon in the lower right panel and click on Stop Dropbox.
  2. Open a terminal (as a common user) and go to the following hidden folder on your home directory: /home/user/.dropbox-dist then type: ./dropbox
  • A message will appear: "This machine is not connected with dropbox" and there will be a link at the end of the line to connect with the Dropbox site. Click on that link, Firefox will start and will open a "Dropbox" tab. Enter your Dropbox account password to initiate synchronization.
  1. Right click on the Dropbox icon in the lower right panel and click on Start Dropbox.
  • Note: An easy way to access a hidden folder is to go to Dolphin, go to the toolbar, "View" and select "Show Hidden Files". Go to your user folder and choose the folder .dropbox-dist. Click it to open and go back to the toolbar, in "Tools" and select "Open Terminal", now enter the command: ./dropbox.

Installing Dropbox Contextmenu in Dolphin and Konqueror KDE

  • 1 - To install the dropbox context menu in Dolphin, go to the tool bar of Dolphin in "Settingst", in "Configure Dolphin", in "Services", in "Download New Services":
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  • 2 - Type "dropbox" in the search bar to find "Dropbox-ServiceMenu" and clicked "Install":
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  • 3 - After clicked "install", the file DropboxServiceMenu-0.16.1.tar.gz was copied the folder home/user/.kde4/share/apps/servicemenu-download/
  • 4 - After unpacking, was created the folder: .kde4/share/apps/servicemenu-download/DropboxServiceMenu-0.16.1/
  • 5 - Click on "details" and see the installation options:
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  • 6 - Access a terminal, go to the directory .kde4/share/apps/servicemenu-download/DropboxServiceMenu-0.16.1/ and typed ./install-it.sh as a common user.


  • 7 - If it appears the warning that was missing some dependency, like this:
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  • 8 - Check that are installed. In most cases these are already installed: python, kdialog and klipper. In this case, only missing sqlite3. Go to MCC and install: sqlite3-tools-3.7.11-1.mga2.i586


  • 9 - Try again: the options of dropbox are integrated in Dolphin:
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  • 10 - When I selecting option "Generate public URL...". a warning appears that the link is available on klipper:
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Installing NAUTILUS-dropbox in Mageia with GNOME

What is Nautilus-dropbox and Dropbox?

  • Nautilus-dropbox is a free software to use with GNOME enviroment, to access folders and files of Dropbox, a commercial system virtual storage file (clouds). It's not free software. The use of up to 2GB (or more) is offered for free. More storage space is charged ackording to the space used. See other free tools available on the internet.


Installation

  • Install the package NAUTILUS-dropbox in graphics mode, with the Manager Software of Mageia Control Center-MCC, or install the package NAUTILUS-dropbox in text mode, with command Line: urpmi nautilus-dropbox (see URPMI)
    • Note: Do not install the package "nautilus-dropbox" in the KDE4, because it can cause conflicts. The package "Nautilus-dropbox" is for GNOME and Kfilebox is for KDE.
  • A Dropbox menu item will appear under the 'Internet' category of the menu. On first running Dropbox a window will appear offering to download the proprietary Dropbox binary. Two folders will be created in the home directory .dropbox-dist contains the Dropbox binaries, and .dropbox will be used to contain your configuration. After the binary has been downloaded a window will appear offering to link your computer to an existing Dropbox account or to open a new account.
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Packages

  1. MAGEIA 1 - nautilus-dropbox-0.6.7-1.mga1.i586.rpm - Dropbox extension for Nautilus - GNOME
  2. MAGEIA 2 - nautilus-dropbox-1.4.0-1.mga2.nonfree.i586.rpm - Dropbox extension for Nautilus GNOME

Upgrading Dropbox Distribution

  • Both Kfilebox and Nautilus-dropbox will download the proprietary dropbox application from the dropbox site and save it in the hidden folder /home/user/.dropbox-dist. If you think you may be using an outdated version of dropbox you can check the version by examining the file VERSION in .dropbox-dist. To upgrade to the latest version of dropbox, delete the .dropbox-dist folder and restart Nautilus-dropbox or Kfilebox and the latest version will be downloaded.
  • Older versions of the dropbox distribution had an incompatibility with the libz.so.1 library shipped with Mageia which caused the dropbox icon to not appear in the system tray. Upgrading to the current version resolves the issue.

Others Links



Threads in Mageia Forum

  1. To discuss this issue, open a new topic in Mageia Forum or access a created topic:
    1. Thread: Drop Box Installation - Postby michel » Aug 26th, '2012
    2. Thread: No Dropbox options in contextmenu of Dolphin Postby Erik » Sep 30th, '2012
    3. Thread: MAQeia-Dropbox Postby doktor5000 » Oct 1st, '2012
    4. Thread: (SOLVED) MGA4 Dropbox not working (not nVidia problem) Postby Myles » Feb 12th, '14, 06:00





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