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by jeff4892
01 Sep 2016, 12:50
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Can you change the color of the active window?
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Can you change the color of the active window?

I'm using Porteus 3.17.4 with Mate 1.9.1. My eyes aren't what they used to be and when I have multiple windows open at the same time, often is hard for me to figure out where the active window border is so that I can click/hold and drag it around. Is there a way to change this? I tried searching but...
by jeff4892
31 Aug 2016, 07:43
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: How do include changes into a save.dat file?
Replies: 13
Views: 2507

Re: How do include changes into a save.dat file?

Thanks but I've already made a save file and I appear to be using it. Is there any reason not to since I already have it set up? I'd hate to go back through everything, plus it's encrypted.
by jeff4892
30 Aug 2016, 17:23
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: How do include changes into a save.dat file?
Replies: 13
Views: 2507

Re: How do include changes into a save.dat file?

OK. I'm new but I think I have followed all of this but let me see: I have created a saved.dat file and updated porteus.cfg to point to it. I know Porteus is pointing to it because I have to enter my pass phrase at boot time which I never did before I set up my saved.dat file. I never even have a pa...
by jeff4892
29 Aug 2016, 23:49
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: How do include changes into a save.dat file?
Replies: 13
Views: 2507

Re: How do include changes into a save.dat file?

Well, I've spent some time saving most of what I need. the only question is that I downloaded and compiled Firefox and VLC into modules. Can I just copy the module to a flash drive, boot with the save.dat file and copy them back or does the Porteus USM install stuff along the way as it builds your m...
by jeff4892
29 Aug 2016, 23:09
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: How do include changes into a save.dat file?
Replies: 13
Views: 2507

Re: How do include changes into a save.dat file?

The save.dat file has to be in use, ie Porteus has to be booted with your .cfg file change, to save your changes. The steps you have taken to create and use the save.dat file are fine and future changes will be saved. So everything I've done up to this point is wasted? Gone? The files and documents...
by jeff4892
29 Aug 2016, 23:05
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: How do include changes into a save.dat file?
Replies: 13
Views: 2507

Re: How do include changes into a save.dat file?

I'm absolutely positive because I set up encryption and when Porteus booted, it asked me for the pass phrase. That doesn't happen on my original config. I do see that you are using different reference points in the porteus.cfg file vs the actual file location. I'll change that and see what happens. ...
by jeff4892
29 Aug 2016, 22:13
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: How do include changes into a save.dat file?
Replies: 13
Views: 2507

How do include changes into a save.dat file?

I've been using Porteus for a month or so. I've made updates such as latest version of Firefox, downloaded modules like VLC, etc. All this was done without a save.dat file in use. I created a save.dat file and edited the porteus.cfg file to include it. When Porteus starts up using the save.dat file,...
by jeff4892
23 Aug 2016, 14:09
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: How to use an external USB Webcam
Replies: 1
Views: 619

How to use an external USB Webcam

I have a laptop with a built in Webcam but I want to use one that I connect to a USB port. I can't find anywhere in Porteus to change which webcam to use. Anyone know?
by jeff4892
11 Jun 2016, 04:42
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Anyone using a VPN service with Porteus
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Anyone using a VPN service with Porteus

Is anyone using one of the VPN services with Porteus? If so, which one? I'd like to set up a VPN. I'm OK with paying a monthly fee but before I spend the money, want to know it works with Porteus.
by jeff4892
08 May 2016, 09:19
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: How to install Whatsapp
Replies: 9
Views: 1217

Re: How to install Whatsapp

OK. so I added both to the modules folder. I had to create the active folder. I then shutdown and restarted. Both modules showed up when the laptop booted up. No errors displayed but whatsapp still doesn't show as an option pidgen. In doing some more research, some people are just installing an andr...
by jeff4892
08 May 2016, 08:52
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Skype not working in Porteus 3.1 x86_64
Replies: 8
Views: 1787

Re: Skype not working in Porteus 3.1 x86_64

No worries, it's all learning for me. Once I know which package to install, hopefully it will work without the terminal command but have it as backup just in case.
by jeff4892
08 May 2016, 08:39
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Skype not working in Porteus 3.1 x86_64
Replies: 8
Views: 1787

Re: Skype not working in Porteus 3.1 x86_64

OK, before I do that, I have a question. I've cleaned things up and deleted Skype and then did an "Update All" for USM. I then searched for Skype and I now have options that I didn't have the first time. Since I removed Skype before I did the update so I'm kinda starting from scratch. My question is...
by jeff4892
07 May 2016, 23:59
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: How to install Whatsapp
Replies: 9
Views: 1217

Re: How to install Whatsapp

It says nothing found when I put it in that way
by jeff4892
07 May 2016, 23:52
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: How to install Whatsapp
Replies: 9
Views: 1217

Re: How to install Whatsapp

I had already tried that but tried again to be sure. Capital and lower case return the same lists. I even updated all packages first.
by jeff4892
07 May 2016, 23:21
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Skype not working in Porteus 3.1 x86_64
Replies: 8
Views: 1787

Re: Skype not working in Porteus 3.1 x86_64

When I go to a terminal and run it, it says the program is not intended to be run as root. How do I run it without being root?