Lodahl's blog: My life with Linux: Episode 2

30 August 2008

My life with Linux: Episode 2

  • The wireless internet connection is very slow. I had some problems that the encryption code for my network was lost during restart. Somehow it seems to work now.
  • Sound card works fine now. I just needed to turn it up. -I can even hear radio over the radio (despite the slow connection)
  • My documents is transfered using an USB-stick with no problems
  • Firefox bookmarks transfered using the backup/restore function in Firefox - nice
  • Homebanking works now after I installed a JRE-plugin for Firefox (wonder why this wasn't done by default?)
  • I tried to transfer my complete mail store from the XP-machine by copying the Firefox folder to /etc/firfox. It didn't work. I'll need to find another way.

3 comments:

kozmcrae said...

"I tried to transfer my complete mail store from the XP-machine by copying the Firefox folder to /etc/firfox. It didn't work. I'll need to find another way."

Do you mean the Thunderbird email client? You may have to create a file using export and then read it in on the Linux machine using import. With Linux to Linux you can transfer Firefox and Thunderbird directories whole with no problem. I've done it a few times. I don't think it's possible going XP to Linux.

Ziggyfish said...

about the mail store thingy, what clients are you using (to and from)

/etc/firefox is a root protected directory.

Anonymous said...

/etc/firefox?! That's the directory used for the default settings for all users on the system. Mail and other things ought to go into $HOME/.mozilla/ on Linux (the corresponding distinction on windows is the directory with the .exe file(s) vs. %appdata%\Mozilla)