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Replacing Nautilus with pcmanfm in ubuntu intrepid

I love ubuntu, but lately I’ve come to hate Nautilus. It’s a nice program, but it’s so bloated that it takes 5+ minutes to open my music folder which has 4000 files in it. Lame.

PCmanFM works well, and is extremely fast. Nevertheless, GNOME depends heavily on Nautilus so it’s tricky to get rid of. Also, I use dropbox, which relies on Nautilus, unless you use heavy modifications.

Follow these steps to replace nautilus with pcmanfm. I’m assuming you have nautilus installed, and already have Dropbox.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=4441760&postcount=2
Then

  1. Uninstall Dropbox
  2. rmdir –ignore-fail-on-non-empty any directory beginning with ~/.dropbox
  3. Uninstall Nautilus
  4. Download this: https://dl.getdropbox.com/u/43645/dbcli.py to home
  5. Make sure python is installed
  6. sudo chmod 755 dbcli.py
  7. Reboot
  8. ./dbcli.py install x86
  9. Add “/home/surfrock66/Scripts/dbcli.py status” to your session startup

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