Dropbox autostart in Xfce?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 15, 2012
I'm currently experimenting with Xubuntu and the final hurdle to overcome before I can adopt it on all my machines is dropbox integration. A search of the dropbox forums turned up some excellent instructions for downloading and installing dropbox in a non-gnome environment, and I can run the app and link the computer to my account etc.
The one thing I can't seem to get it to do though is autostart the application on boot! If I run the command "~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd" from the terminal the app starts and begins to sync, but if I close the terminal window the app terminates too.
I've added a new entry to my startup applications with the command "~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd", but it never autostarts. Is there something else I need to do?
how to autostart dropbox (set startup program?)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 4, 2012
I'm having problems setting up dropbox so that it autostarts.
First, I am NOT using the Nautilus Drop which you can download the software center.
The reason is that after doing it I got some error messages about unsupported paths (or something like that).
So I installed it using the official way https://www.dropbox.com/install
When I run
~/.dropbox-dist/dropbox dropbox will start successfully (although the green checkmark icons don't appear in file explorer or in the system tray. But basically everything looks good.
(by the way, does anyone know what the difference and dropbox and dropboxd is? Which is preferred to run).
But I don't know the Ubuntu way to add and start an initial service.
I see top right of window manager has "Startup Applications" but I don't know what to type here and how to test it other than restarting the system. I tried once and it did not seem to work. (The command I typed was &q
don't autostart dropbox?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 7, 2008
I've installed the Dropbox for Nautilus plugin... now whenever I boot up my computer, the dropboxd service starts too..
How can I remove this autostart, anyone that uses it who knows?... Can't see the service in sysv-rc-conf, and neither in
Dropbox icon and XFCE indicator plugin
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 24, 2014
My Dropbox icon in the indicator plugin was there this morning and then disappeared. I'm running Xubuntu 12.04 with XFCE 4.10, and have never had this problem. It always showed up in the indicator plugin. Dropbox had been installed via the nautilus dropbox in synaptic, with the thunar addition.
As near as I can tell, Dropbox is still running, because I get the notification bubble when something happens with Dropbox. I have tried almost everying I can find to restore the icon:
-- Removing the plugin from the panel and putting it back. Nothing.
-- killall indicator-application-service and killall xfce4-indicator-plugin. The plugin blinked, but didn't quit either time.
-- Removing and reinstalling Dropbox and the indicator plugin. No change.
-- killall xfc4-panel. It went away, but when I restarted it, Dropbox was still missing.
-- Changing the icons. Nope.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated
Autostart program minimized with xfce?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 9, 2012
I made a simple script to run devilspie wait a few seconds then run steam minimized. If I run it from terminal it works fine but when I try to run it on autostart devilspie does not minimize steam.
Here is the script:
devilspie & sleep 3 && steam steam://open/games -silent
I just want to make my hacked steam beta start like it does in windows...
minimal ubuntu + xfce vs xubuntu
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 6, 2011
I am a minimalist when it comes down to IT and a functionality enthusiast.
Therefore - combined with the fact that i want the most speed out of my new SSD, which also has not much space - i am sure that i want to use xfce as my desktop environment (for my notebook)
Advantages of minimal ubuntu + xfce compared to xubuntu:
-) minimalistic install: from the start on there are only programs running that i want and i can control every library (and etc) that is being installed (therefore: no space is wasted and i have total control over my system)
-) all the advantages of ubuntu: drivers, updates, community, flexibility, support, et cetera
Disadvantages of minimal ubuntu + xfce compared to xubuntu:
-) it seems .... "complicated" is not the term i am looking for.. you could call it "unnecessary work" to decide from scratch about every application....
That's how far i got with my train of thought about this.
I really would like your opinions about this and if you thin
Comparison and Review of Xubuntu vs. Manjaro (Arch)(Xfce) on a Netbook
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 13, 2013
Story: My mother works at a pawn shop, and therefore she gets a discount. And when my laptop failed (HDD) I needed something to do school work on before buying my college laptop, so I bought a netbook for $30. Yes I realized I could just buy a new HDD, but my laptop was falling apart anyways. This brought up the question, which OS to run on it? I was going to try Lubuntu (for the first time), but seeing as 12.10 wasn't out yet I decided to go with Xubuntu. That's what brought me to this point.
HP Mini 110-3510NR
Dual Core 1.66GHz Intel Atom CPU N455
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
1GB DDR3 Ram (will upgrade to 2GB)
Dell/Broadcom BCM4313 Wireless
And I think that's everything relevant.
NOTE: Same kernel was in use in Both OSes
Being a netbook, I didn't expect much at all so I started out with the default Xubuntu 12.10 install. From there I went on to install all the codecs and other proprietary software ubuntu doesn't carry by default so
OpenBox Performance Vs Gnome Vs XFCE
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 8, 2008
I just want to give my personal opinion on this 3 windows managers, i have used the 3 for a while, Ubuntu (Gnome) since 2004, Xubuntu (XFCE) since 2007 and now Openbox installed on a minimal ubuntu.
I have a laptop HP with 2GB RAM and i have made 3 fresh install of Ubuntu / Xubuntu and Ubuntu Minimal with OpenBox (with pypanel).
Despite i LOVE OpenBox (with pypanel) AND despite it give a lot of time doing the configuration i CAN'T SEE where is the performance when booting for the first time (default for ubuntu and xubuntu, for open i have just add pypanel), my results.
Ubuntu - 160MB RAM
Xubuntu - 120MB RAM
OpenBox - 115MB RAM
I tough man, i have all the trouble to install nvidia drivers by hand, to config startup files, to config the menu...and i have gain 5 MB RAM!!!!
OK is faster on boot OpenBox (i didn't add slim or gdm), but when we are on the OS that's the results.
I think OpenBox is great but i was expecting more a lot more regarding performance. i
Ubuntu/Lubuntu 12.10 or Linux Mint 14 XFCE for an older computer?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 1, 1970
This is kind of a fun question for you guys, I have a old/decent computer I found, it's an HP Workstation xw4200 or something. It has a Pentium 4 3.5ghz, 4GB of memory ( upgraded) and the hard drives surprisingly use SATA, I also put in a Geforce GT 220. This computer is for my mom who isn't too great with computers so remember that I would like a distro that is simple to use.
It has win7 right now and it's pretty damn fast so I need a Linux distro that's probably faster than how it's operating now to convince my mother (as she'a always used Windows).
Ubuntu is probably the most user friendly distro out there as well that it is fast and stable so I would like to put Ubuntu on it, however since the PC is a bit old I would like to squeeze in as much performance as I can and I was thinking of Linux Mint 14 with XFCE. Which do you think is better? OH ALSO, or would Lubuntu also be a good or better choice?
CentOS vs Ubuntu Server (+gnome or xfce)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 10, 2012
We currently have a LAMP Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 server with a RAID 5 configuration. We are at a point where I can upgrade that to an Ubuntu Server 12.04 edition (+gnome or xfce; for maintainability after I leave) or CentOS 6.3. I've searched the web and have seen conflicting reports of which I should go with. I would like it to be efficient should we suddenly get a bunch of traffic, yet not difficult to grasp for someone with primarily Ubuntu knowledge should something go wrong. I do not know whether there are any significant performance gains when choosing one or the other.
A package-manager is being used to update programs since I do not know if the maintainer will have knowledge/time for building from source.
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