How do I get Porteus Mate Live USB to save my VPN settings.

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How do I get Porteus Mate Live USB to save my VPN settings.

Post#1 by Brasil » 30 Apr 2014, 02:04

Hi,

Is Porteus Mate on a Live USB able to save my VPN configuration?
How about for Firefox? I would like Firefox to remember my add-ons and
preferred homepage upon start up, and bookmarks of course on a Live USB.

It's a real hassle to re-configure these two each time.

Thank you in advance.

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Re: How do I get Porteus Mate Live USB to save my VPN setti

Post#2 by brokenman » 30 Apr 2014, 02:19

You can use 'magic folders' for this purpose. Open the Porteus setting centre and click on the floppy disk button. You will then see the 'magic folders' option. Use this to save changes to a single folder. In this case your firefox folder would be $HOME/.mozilla

Do the same for wherever your VPN configuration file is stored. The other option is to boot with the changes= cheatcode (read documentation) to save all of your changes.
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Re: How do I get Porteus Mate Live USB to save my VPN setti

Post#3 by Brasil » 08 May 2014, 04:28

brokenman wrote:You can use 'magic folders' for this purpose. Open the Porteus setting centre and click on the floppy disk button. You will then see the 'magic folders' option. Use this to save changes to a single folder. In this case your firefox folder would be $HOME/.mozilla

Do the same for wherever your VPN configuration file is stored. The other option is to boot with the changes= cheatcode (read documentation) to save all of your changes.
Hi,
I'm not sure where to save the changes to VPN using 'magic folder', as I don't see anything labelled vpn file under
guest. Where would I find the VPN folder using 'magic folder'? What does it look like?
Thank you in advance.

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Re: How do I get Porteus Mate Live USB to save my VPN setti

Post#4 by Brasil » 09 May 2014, 04:25

brokenman wrote:... use 'magic folders'...open the Porteus setting centre and click on the floppy disk button. You will then see the 'magic folders' option. Use this to save changes to a single folder. In this case your firefox folder would be $HOME/.mozilla
Didn't work for me.../home/guest/mozilla gave me ''you seemed to have missed an entry. Try again"

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Re: How do I get Porteus Mate Live USB to save my VPN setti

Post#5 by freestyler » 09 May 2014, 05:17

you need a "." in there
instead of:

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/home/guest/mozilla
use:

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/home/guest/.mozilla
https://www.porteus-apps.org

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What should i do now?

Post#6 by Brasil » 10 May 2014, 09:29

freestyler wrote:you need a "." in there
instead of:

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/home/guest/mozilla
use:

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/home/guest/.mozilla
Actually I never typed it in under "Source" cause it wouldn't let me,
used file system instead to place it in "Source". Left out dot whilst
typing it here. I'm in 'Always Fresh' mode, is that why I got ''you seemed to have missed an entry. Try again"
What should I do now? Thanks

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documentation link for saving changes

Post#7 by Brasil » 10 May 2014, 12:30

brokenman wrote:The other option is to boot with the changes= cheatcode (read documentation) to save all of your changes.
Can I get the link for the documentation please? thanks.

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Re: How do I get Porteus Mate Live USB to save my VPN setti

Post#8 by freestyler » 10 May 2014, 14:07

You can find all the documentation at the porteus site
Its worth checking out the FAQ, there are also tips n tricks and tutorials under the info button.
these are the cheetcodes
https://www.porteus-apps.org

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Do these cheatcodes work on other different distro's too?

Post#9 by Brasil » 12 May 2014, 22:59

freestyler wrote:... at the porteus site ...these are the cheetcodes
Do these cheatcodes work on other different distro's too? Uniform?

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Re: How do I get Porteus Mate Live USB to save my VPN setti

Post#10 by donald » 12 May 2014, 23:20

@Brasil
Take a deeper look at the Site.

"The cheatcodes listed here are only those that are specific to Porteus"

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