How to install Dropbox client in OpenSuse 11.4

New install of OpenSuse 64-bit. I've stumbled around blindly and seem to have installed Dropbox with dropbox-lnx.x86_64-1.1.24.tar.gz. It apparently worked because I was able to enter my Dropboxlog-on details successfully.

I have no idea what to do next. There's no indication of any synchronisation in Dolphin.

Please bear in mind that I'm a complete KDE newbie.
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Alan HendersonRetired marine engineerAsked:
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wesly_chenConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Did you check Dropbox LinuxTipsAndTricks
http://wiki.dropbox.com/LinuxTipsAndTricks
Here has some tips with pictures to show up how to setup and use.

Another one, you might also want to check.
Running on system startup -OpenSuSE
http://wiki.dropbox.com/TipsAndTricks/TextBasedLinuxInstall/openSuseStartup
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Alan HendersonRetired marine engineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks wesly.
I've looked at the links and tried running the routine here:
http://wiki.dropbox.com/TipsAndTricks/TextBasedLinuxInstall
without success.

I'm afraid most of the info given is beyond my capacity to understand and I suspect most of it is pre- OpenSUSE 11.4.

:(

I think I may have to scurry back to Linux Mint with my tail between my legs.
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wesly_chenCommented:
> without success.
Please tell which step you fail so we can assist from there.
dropbox doesn't provide rpm package at this moment, so you need to compile from scratch.

1. first, you need to satisfy the requiremebt
- At least version 2.4 of the C library
- Python 2.x = 2.5 (we do not offer support for Python 3.0)
- a web browser (such as firefox)

So from the YaST Software Manager and choose "gcc" and "python" and install them

Here is some guide about YaST
http://en.opensuse.org/YaST_Software_Management
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Alan HendersonRetired marine engineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks again Wesly.

My openSUSE installation is broken so I'm about to reinstall and try again. Compiling packages is something I know nothing about and need to learn so I'll get onto it and get back to you.

:)
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wesly_chenCommented:
OK, make sure you select the gcc and python during the installation.
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Alan HendersonRetired marine engineerAuthor Commented:
Apologies for neglecting this. :(
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