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Software & Applications / Re: What's wrong with Dropbox? {SOLVED}
« on: October 17, 2015, 10:13:22 am »
If dropbox doesn't work from the menu, open a terminal and run these 2 commands:
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cd ~/.local/share/applicationsthen
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rm -v dropbox.desktopthen try dropbox from the menu again

Thanks :)

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Software & Applications / Re: What's wrong with Dropbox? {SOLVED}
« on: October 17, 2015, 09:38:35 am »
Thanks everybody for your help. I followed PCNetSpec's instructions and it was a very easy process. The downloading took place within the terminal and I have got Dropbox installed now :) For newbies, don't get startled if you click on dropbox in the menu and dropbox doesn't start. Just open the terminal and hit

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dropbox start
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dropbox autostart y
Enjoying it so far!  :D :D

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What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: HP Elitebook 2760p (Tablet-PC)
« on: October 17, 2015, 09:32:33 am »
Welcome  :)

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General Discussion / Re: I feel dirty
« on: October 17, 2015, 08:01:08 am »
Yeah you can give opera a try and see if it's working well for you :)

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General Discussion / Re: Android Kernel vs Peppermint kernel
« on: October 17, 2015, 08:00:12 am »
If you had a rooted tablet, you could have downloaded lucky patcher to remove ads from applications completely :)

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Software & Applications / Re: What's wrong with Dropbox?
« on: October 17, 2015, 07:54:53 am »
Thank you AndyInMokum, PCNetSpec and scifidude79. I will try to install dropbox now. if everything fails, I'll just create a SSB to dropbox :)

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Oh, flashplugin, how I loathe thee.  ::)  I just updated that garbage.  It's funny, it wasn't showing anything on MintUpdate, but I just updated it to the latest version using the terminal.
it was displaying in my mintupdate .. so I guess yours just hadn't got around to its scheduled check for updates yet ;)

I gotta update in the way scifidude79 just did. I guess Canonical is UK-based so PCNetSpec gets updates faster ;)

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General Discussion / Re: Android Kernel vs Peppermint kernel
« on: October 17, 2015, 07:41:34 am »
No, I didn't get the "rewards" because I ignored it.  I'm not giving in to their sponsorship deal to get "free" stuff in games.

It's funny I said that, because I actually do watch opt-in ads on there to get free gas for my cars in both CSR and CSR Classics.  Though, that's not strictly speaking necessary, I just don't always want to wait for the car to fill back up on its own, which takes time.  (an attempt to get you to spend money on stuff in their store)  Though, I can't say the ads are always useless, I do plan to try some of the apps it suggests.  ;)

Yeah some ads are okay but most of them are extremely annoying. sometimes I have random opening of my play store while browsing prompting me to download some stupid app like apus launcher, clean master and crap.

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General Discussion / Re: I feel dirty
« on: October 17, 2015, 07:38:50 am »
I think the last time I tried it, Sync technically worked, but it wouldn't import old bookmarks, it would only do those idiotic live tiles, or whatever they're called, on your speed dial.  I don't fancy having to redo all of my bookmarks just because they changed their format.  I like how Firefox does it.  I don't even need to use Sync, I just have my bookmarks saved to a file and I import them from the bookmark manager.  Chrome and other browsers have that feature too.

I just checked the bookmark manager on the latest opera browser on Peppermint. it has an ability to import bookmarks in Opera's own bookmark file in *.adr format. However it can import bookmarks in html format from Firefox and Internet Explorer as well. And there's even an option to export bookmarks in html. I have had no problems with sync as of now but then again, chrome's sync is a million times better than this :)

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Software & Applications / Re: What's wrong with Dropbox?
« on: October 17, 2015, 04:22:01 am »
Depends what you mean by "built in support" .. probably not, there is a dropbox plugin for nemo (nemo-dropbox) but our version does the same thing (or should do).

Beyond that, most of the clients are closed source so they'll never be included in open sourced file managers ..

a) you can't get the source
b) you'd need to license it
c) your file manager would immediately become closed source
d) because of (c) you'd never get it into the default repos .. you cannot upload a package directly to launchpad, you upload the source code package and it's compiled on the launchpad servers into a .deb .. so unless you can supply the source code there's no way to get it into a PPA

So all the cloud clients are applications you install and which integrate into the file managers functionality .. kinda a better way of doing it anyway if you ask me, otherwise you'll be lugging around code you don't use ;)

So is there anyway to install dropbox on my computer without the download getting stuck? :)

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Software & Applications / Re: What's wrong with Dropbox?
« on: October 17, 2015, 04:20:23 am »
Yeah, MEGA is very reliable.  I've never had an issue with it.  It just works.  Your other question, PCNetSpec will be better at answering.  I know Nemo is very versatile  ;).

Then I should start using Mega :) Thanks

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I had never used/seen ICE on any other distribution I tried before. So, I thought ICE is a proprietary Peppermint feature. :)

A lot of people may ask "Why the hell do you need ICE? Google Chrome does the same thing by creating shortcuts to bookmarks/Web-apps". I consider the following as appropriate answers :

1. ICE allows use to create any Web page as an app or SSB (not just the apps on chrome Web store)

2. It's much easier to set your icon.

3. You can choose which Web browser will open the Web app.

4. You can create the SSB and place it in any directory of the menu according to your choice (not just Internet submenu like chrome does).
You forgot two really huge reasons:
  • Ice is Free and Open source, Google is Closed source
  • Peppermint did it first with Ice
I know which one I prefer  ;).

Totally :) Thanks for reminding.

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Software & Applications / Re: What's wrong with Dropbox?
« on: October 17, 2015, 01:50:56 am »
Hi sk_sarmapmx, have you tried doing a full upgrade and dist-upgrade first.  I vaguely remember a couple of other people had oddball Dropbox installation issues.  As a caveat, have you cosidered using, MEGA.  It's very similar to Dropbox, except it's encrypted and they offer 50GB of free storage.  They also have a Linux client: https://mega.nz/#sync.  They're worth checking out  ;).

I did a fresh installation of Peppermint about a week ago and did dist-upgrade back then. Mega looks okay. Is it reliable like Google drive and Dropbox?

And another question, whether there are any alternative file managers for Peppermint having native support for cloud services. I use a file explorer called ES FILE EXPLORER on android and it has a built in support for Google drive, one drive, drop box, sugarsync etc.

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I had never used/seen ICE on any other distribution I tried before. So, I thought ICE is a proprietary Peppermint feature. :)

A lot of people may ask "Why the hell do you need ICE? Google Chrome does the same thing by creating shortcuts to bookmarks/Web-apps". I consider the following as appropriate answers :

1. ICE allows use to create any Web page as an app or SSB (not just the apps on chrome Web store)

2. It's much easier to set your icon.

3. You can choose which Web browser will open the Web app.

4. You can create the SSB and place it in any directory of the menu according to your choice (not just Internet submenu like chrome does).

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Software & Applications / What's wrong with Dropbox? {SOLVED}
« on: October 17, 2015, 12:24:19 am »
Ok guys, I have been an avid user of Google drive for long and although I knew what Dropbox is, I never cared to use it. But I've seen that there is a Dropbox feature on Peppermint (I just need to download the daemon). So I clicked on it and the thing started downloading. But as it was getting downloaded, I noticed lag on my PC. I immediately fired up lxtask and saw that the installation was using around 1.5 GB of my RAM and close to 100% of my CPU. It got stuck on 71% and I had to close it. Why wouldn't it download and why is it using so much of my resources?

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