Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Profile Sync Daemon is an open source tool used for speeding up the internet browser, by moving the profile in the RAM memory, via tmpfs. It has support for the most important browsers, including: Firefox, Chrome, Chromium, Opera, Midori, Konqueror, Rekonq, QupZilla and many others. The latest version available is Profile Sync Daemon 5.44, which comes with support for some under-development Chrome versions.
In this article I will show you how to install Profile Sync Daemon 5.44 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pear OS 8, Pear OS 7 and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Profile Sync Daemon 5.44 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pear OS and Elementary OS is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the profile-sync-daemon package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graysky/utils
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install profile-sync-daemon
After the installation has been done successfully, we have to edit the profile-sync-daemon (/etc/psd.conf) configuration file and append the users we want to have their profiles managed by psd:
$ sudo su
# echo 'USERS="username_1 username_2" ' >> /etc.apt/sources.list
Replace username_1 and username_2 with the user’s names.
Next, in order to the changes, do this:
$ profile-sync-daemon parse