I currently have openSUSE 11.4, 64-bit, KDE desktop environment. I would like to upgrade to the 12.1 version.
I found a couple of guides for doing it:
But unfortunately, I cannot find a guide that tells me how to preserve Firefox's bookmarks and add-ons; address book, stored e-mails and add-ons for Thunderbird; KDE customizations; printer setup; ALSAMIXER setup... I am assuming that all the customizations will be wiped out when upgrading from 11.4 to 12.1 using the default setup.
Poking around the Internet, it would appear that I need to make a copy of my current (11.4) /home directory. But when I install 12.1, do I have to copy over the entire (11.4) /home directory or just some files? Which ones? (Do I need to copy or back up /home??) What else needs to be done?
Does anyone know where I can find a good tutorial for what I want to do?
PS: I understand that some of the pros think that it is not necessary to upgrade the distribution version. (If it ain't broken, don't fix it! etc. etc.) But I am a newbie and would prefer to keep current with my Linux distribution!