How to Quick-Start with Google Drive on Kubuntu 15.10 Wily 32-64bit Linux+GNU

October 15, 2015 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

Google Drive Quick Start for Kubuntu 15.10 Wily

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install and Getting-Started with Google Drive Docs Sync Client on Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf GNU/Linux Desktop.

Google Drive Features:

  • Powerful Search: Recognizing Objects in Images and Text in Scanned Docs!
  • View Anything: View Over 31 File Types right in Your Browser.
  • Work Offline: You can turn on Google Drive Offline to Create and Edit.
  • Chat, Discuss & Mentions: Add a “+” in front of an email address in a comment and Drive will send them an email so they know to follow up.
  • Go back in time with Revision History: Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides automatically save and track every change you make, forever.

Grive Tools will assist in the installation and setup of Google Drive on your Kubuntu desktop.

Grive Tools Features:

  • Grive Tools consists of the following components:
    • Grive Setup – The main setup installation program to get started.
    • Grive Indicator – Application indicator for Google Drive.
  • A GUI installation will guide you through the installation process and setup Google Drive in your home folder.
  • You will be able to access your Google Drive files locally* as well as synchronize your files with your Google Drive online. (* excluding Google Docs)
  • Auto Sync – Grive Tools keeps your Google Drive synchronized automatically by detecting changes in your local Google Drive folder. New files and folders will be uploaded to your Google Drive automatically after a few seconds.
  • Bi-Directional Sync – When you Sync your Google Drive new files online will be downloaded to your local folder and new local files will be uploaded to your Google Drive online.
  • The Grive Application Indicator supports both light and dark desktop themes.
  • On Screen notifications of Google Drive activity.
  • Supported Desktops include Unity, GNOME, KDE, Xfce, Cinnamon and LXDE
  • Supported languages : Afrikaans, English, Spanish, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Polish, Czech, Arabic and Japanese (more translations soon)
  • For users that require more features like choosing which folder to sync with Google Drive, and interval sync of online files, have a look at overGrive.
Step-by-step – Google Drive Flatpak Fedora 37 Installation

  1. How to Add Grive Tools Kubuntu Repository PPA

    Grive Tools Kubuntu PPA
  2. Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Kickoff > Type “kons” > Return
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Getting-Started with Google Drive Client for Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Linux - Open Terminal
  3. How to Install Grive > 0.3 on Ubuntu Linux

    Grive 0.5 Ubuntu Installation
  4. Then may need to Amend the Grive-Tools Repo.

    sudo su -c "nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/thefanclub*.list"

    Change the “wily” at the end of line in “vivid“!

    deb vivid main

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano editor :)

    sudo apt-get update
  5. Install Grive Tools for Ubuntu

    sudo apt-get install grive-tools

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

  6. Getting-Started with Google Drive on Kubuntu Linux

    Grive Tools Quick Start

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