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Old 01-22-2014, 11:45 AM   #1
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how do I backup my wifi drivers and webbrowser bookmarks ( opensuse)


I broke something in Opensuse inwhich I cannot seem to install anything anymore so i decided that since this is a fairly new install that I would just backup my wifi drivers and my firefox addons bookmarks and do a fresh install, the thing is I am not sure how to do this in linux .
after the install I need to know how to use the backup any help would be appreciated
 
Old 01-22-2014, 11:54 AM   #2
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1. wifi drivers are either part of the kernel or else supplied by a firmware package or by the manufacturer.
2. For FFx add-ons just back up the .mozilla folder located in your home directory.
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:13 PM   #3
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so I drag and drop the mozilla folder ( in my home dir) onto my pendribe then after fresh install drag and drop it back into my home dir?
when I first installed this I had to dig up a lan cable so that I could down load the firmware package I just thought that I could just back them up instead of going through the whole proess again .
doh I just understood what you said about the wifi and the kernal .
ty I will just digout my lan cable again lol

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Old 01-22-2014, 02:51 PM   #4
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so I drag and drop the mozilla folder ( in my home dir) onto my pendribe then after fresh install drag and drop it back into my home dir?
when I first installed this I had to dig up a lan cable so that I could down load the firmware package I just thought that I could just back them up instead of going through the whole proess again .
doh I just understood what you said about the wifi and the kernal .
ty I will just digout my lan cable again lol
Not the "mozilla" folder. You need the .mozilla folder. The full-stop "." must be the first character of the name of that folder. And yes, copy the folder onto whatever you're using to transfer files from one machine to another and then copy it back you after you've done your fresh install.

Regarding the the wifi adapter driver, what whole process??? Do you know which driver you're using? If it comes with the kernel you're going to use then there's nothing to do. If it's in a firmware package, then just install that package. It's not rocket science -- no big deal.
jdk

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