Persistence and Firefox

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Jeff66
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Persistence and Firefox

Post#1 by Jeff66 » 10 Sep 2016, 17:33

Hi, I have some questions. First off, I appreciate you all so much and I am so grateful for this distribution. I am a newbe and I am sorry for that. I have dabbled with Linux over the years but kept going back to Windows because Linux did not work very well with my cheap Windows systems and their proprietary drivers. Nevertheless I am back because now Linux is the best on my EEEPC 1000HE. In fact it is much better then Windows 7. I am running Porteus-MATE-v3.1-i486.

I am trying to understand how persistence works on my system. (Please understand I have been doing due diligence but some things are still alluding me). My system is installed on a 32gb usb formated to ext4. So far I have not set up a save file. It seems like most settings get saved, such as changing the clock to 12 hr format, my password changes and wifi among other things. However, I have set Firefox to open last tabs view at startup, and though it shows that it is set to that option after reboot, the tabs don't actually open, just a new tab is opened. Also, bookmarks are gone. I just discovered that if I just close Firefox (without reboot) it will not open previous tabs. I'm clueless and new. Thanks for any help.

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Re: Persistence and Firefox

Post#2 by Bogomips » 10 Sep 2016, 20:43

Welcome to Porteus. If you are formatted ext4 then use the changes= boot parameter in porteus.cfg to point to a direstory where you would like the changes folder to be set up. http://www.porteus.org/component/conten ... -them.html
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Jeff66
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Re: Persistence and Firefox

Post#3 by Jeff66 » 12 Sep 2016, 17:55

Thanks for your reply Bogomips. I will do what you suggest. What I don't understand is how some changes seem to be saved natively like the clock and wifi. If I set up the changes folder will it hold on to changes such as Firefox and Libreoffice extensions?

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Re: Persistence and Firefox

Post#4 by Bogomips » 12 Sep 2016, 19:09

Jeff66 wrote:What I don't understand is how some changes seem to be saved natively like the clock and wifi.
Don't know about wifi, but as far as clock is concerned, from very recent experience, found after setting time & date, that had been saved to hardware clock.
Jeff66 wrote:If I set up the changes folder will it hold on to changes such as Firefox and Libreoffice extensions?
Believe this to be the case. :)
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