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    <font size="4">Welcome to</font><br>
 
    <font size="5" color="#0000FF"><b>PCLinuxOS Knowledge Base</b></font><br>
 
    <i>"The place where you learn and PCLinuxOS"</i><br><br>
 
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    PCLinuxOS is about freedom, not just the free you get when you don't have to pay for something, but the kind of freedom to do what you will with it, and to use it in any manner or fashion that best fits your needs and intentions. PCLinuxOS is truly by the people, of the people, for the people.<br><br>
 
    <b><i>The Philosophy of PCLinuxOS is :</i></b><br>
 
      • It is done when it is done • Use the best software available for the task, does not matter if it is Qt, GTK etc • Be focused on the desktop.
 
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<i>PCLinuxOS</i> is about freedom, not just the free you get when you don't have to pay for something, but the kind of freedom to do what you will with it, and to use it in any manner or fashion that best fits your needs and intentions. It is truly <i>by the people, of the people, for the people</i>.
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<b>The Philosophy of PCLinuxOS is :</b><br>
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The <b>KDE Plasma 5</b> iso provides a <b>standard KDE desktop</b> with many popular applications and out-of-the-box driver support for generic desktop computing.<br><br>
 
 
<b><i>Info:</i></b> The KDE Desktop: a popular, multi-platform desktop environment for your computer and a great Windows OS replacement. KDE’s focus is ease of use, stability, and first-class internationalization and accessibility support. KDE is Free and Open Source Software and provides all of the common tools computer users expect of a modern computing environment, such as e-mail, web browsing, file management, multimedia, and games.<br><br>
 
 
<b>KDE Plasma 5 features</b><br>
 
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* kernel 4.13.14<br>
 
* xorg 1.19.4
 
* KDE Plasma 5 Desktop (5.11.3)<br>
 
* KDE Frameworks (5.40.0)<br>
 
* KDE Applications (17.08.3)<br>
 
* Qt5 (5.9.2)<br>
 
* Nvidia drivers pre-installed<br>
 
* LibreOffice (5.4.2.2)<br>
 
* basic uefi/gpt installation support<br>
 
* <b>systemd free</b><br>
 
* grub2 by default (legacy grub also available for non uefi/gpt systems)<br>
 
* updated administration tools<br>
 
* mylivecd can now create isos greater than 4 gigs<br>
 
* all kind of drivers/applications to deal with any kind of external hardware like cell-phones, scanner, printer, webcam, TV, Bluetooth, IPod, radio, etc.<br><br>
 
 
<b>KDE Hardware requirements</b><br>
 
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<b>Processor</b>
 
64bit Modern Intel or AMD processor.
 
 
<b>Memory & storage</b><br>
 
RAM : 2 GB, or more (recommended 4 GB+).<br>
 
Hard disk : 15-20 GB or more recommended if you plan to install additional software from our repository.
 
 
<b>Video card</b><br>
 
nVidia, ATI HD 4000 or better, Intel<br>
 
3D desktop support requires a 3D instructions set compatible card
 
 
<b>Sound card</b><br>
 
Any Sound Blaster, AC97 or HDA compatible card.
 
 
<b>Other</b><br>
 
CD/DVD drive required for burned liveCD/DVD image, or USB flash drive larger than 4 GB for liveUSB image conversion.
 
 
<b>Copy to USB stick:</b><br> <i>dd bs=4M if=pclinuxos64-kde5-2017.07.iso of=/dev/sdX status=progress && sync</i>
 
 
Special device – pendrive – /dev/sdX – without any number.
 
 
[http://spout.ussg.indiana.edu/linux/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/live-cd/ Download your copy of KDE Plasma5]<br><br>
 
Please help ensure that PCLinuxOS remains available in the future, by making a [https://www.gofundme.com/pclinuxos-2017 financial contribution].
 
 
 
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PCLinuxOS (abbreviated pclos) is a Linux distribution written from bottom to top with you, the new Linux user, in mind.<br><br>
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<b>Introduction</b><hr width="50%">
 
 
 
&nbsp; • Welcome statement • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/PCLinuxOS What is PCLinuxOS?] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/The_10_commandments_for_Linux_users The 10 commandments for Linux users] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Available_desktops Flavors of PCLinuxOS] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/PCLOS_Remasters Community derived flavors] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Hardware_Recommendations Minimum hardware requirements]
 
 
 
<b>Get, Test and Install PCLinuxOS</b><hr width="50%">
 
 
 
&nbsp;• [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Ways_to_get_PCLinuxOS Ways to get PCLinuxOS] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/About_bittorrent About bittorrent] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Md5sum_checking Md5sum checking] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Burning_a_.iso_file Burning PCLinuxOS disc] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Live_CD_faq Live CD faq] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Trying_PCLinuxOS_without_installing Trying PCLinuxOS without Installing] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Installing_PCLinuxOS Installing PCLinuxOS] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Instalando_PCLinuxOS Instalando PCLinuxOS] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/PCLinuxOS_KDE_post_Installation_tips Things to do after installation] <br>
 
 
 
<b>PCLinuxOS and Hardware</b><hr width="50%">
 
 
 
&nbsp;• PCLinuxOS Hardware Database is the central repository of hardware compatibility information. This contains many sections such as :
 
&nbsp;• [http://pclinuxoshelp.com:80/index.php/PCLinuxOS_Hardware_Database#Computers Computers] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com:80/index.php/PCLinuxOS_Hardware_Database#Components Components] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com:80/index.php/PCLinuxOS_Hardware_Database#Storage_media Storage media] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com:80/index.php/PCLinuxOS_Hardware_Database#Output_devicesOutput devices] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com:80/index.php/PCLinuxOS_Hardware_Database#Input_devices Input devices] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com:80/index.php/PCLinuxOS_Hardware_Database#Networking Networking] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com:80/index.php/PCLinuxOS_Hardware_Database#Imaging_devices Imaging devices] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com:80/index.php/PCLinuxOS_Hardware_Database#Multimedia Multimedia] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php?title=PCLinuxOS_Hardware_Database&action=edit&redlink=1 Other hardware] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com:80/index.php/Hardinfo Hardinfo] - Learning About Your Hardware • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com:80/index.php/Resolution_size Resolution size] • <br>
 
 
 
'''Update and Maintain PCLinuxOS'''<hr width="50%">
 
 
 
&nbsp; • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Update_Your_PCLinuxOS Update PCLinuxOS] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Changing_mirror_or_repository Changing mirror or repository] • [http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/apt/pclinuxos/64bit/ Repository and Sections and Mirrors] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Synaptic_and_the_Repositories Synaptic and the Repositories] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Choosing_the_Right_Repository Choosing the Right Repository] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Installing_Software_without_Synaptic Installing Software without Synaptic] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Root_Password Root password] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Passwords Passwords] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/LiveCD,_Create_your_own LiveCD, Create your own] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Backup_your_%27just_right%27_PCLinuxOS Backup your “just right” PCLinuxOS] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Cron_jobs Cron jobs] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Disk_Space_Checking Disk Space Checking] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Disk_Usage_Checking Disk Usage Checking] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/R.E.I.S.U.B._reboot_your_system R.E.I.S.U.B. reboot your system] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Helpful_CLI_commands_in_situations Helpful CLI commands in situations]<br>
 
 
 
<b>Customize PCLinuxOS</b><hr width="50%">
 
  
&nbsp; • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Customize_Your_PCLinux Customize PCLinuxOS] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Changing_the_default_home_directory Changing the default home directory] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Kernel Kernel] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Cheat_Codes,_Boot_Codes Cheat codes/boot codes] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/DNS,_Changing_your DNS, Changing your] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/DNS_Caching DNS caching] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/DenyHosts_Setup DenyHosts Setup] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/File_Sharing File Sharing] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Fonts,_Windows Fonts, Windows] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Grub_background_theming Grub background theming] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Hostname,_Change_Your Hostname, Change Your] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Mailfilter_Installation_and_Operation Mailfilter Installation and Operation] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Startup/Shutdown_Music Startup/shutdown music]
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News and announcements</h2>
  
The Software section.
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* ''Feb 21, 2021'' : The '''''PCLinuxOS Project''''' has announced the release of updated installation media for the KDE desktop flavors of PCLinuxOS. <br> The new media carries the version number <font color=brown>2021.0215</font> and has been updated with Kernel 5.10.17 LTS. KDE Plasma desktop 5.21.0 and the latest Nvidia 460.39 driver along with the normal package updates from the software repository. <br><br> Download link: [https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/live-cd/64bit/ https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/live-cd/64bit/] <br> Torrent Links: [https://bit.ly/2TlHOSI https://bit.ly/2TlHOSI] <br><br>
  
&nbsp;  • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Applications_equivalences Applications equivalences] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/PCLinuxOS_Specific_Software PCLinuxOS Specific Software] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Tar_%26_tar.gz Tar & tar.gz] [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Tar.xz Tar.xz] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Conky Conky]
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* ''Feb 7, 2021'' : The '''''PCLinuxOS Project''''' has announced the release of updated installation media for all desktop flavors of PCLinuxOS. <br> The new media carries the version number <font color=brown>2021.02</font> and contains a fully updated system as of February 7, 2021. <br><br> Download link: [https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/live-cd/64bit/ https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/live-cd/64bit/] <br> Torrent Links: [https://bit.ly/2TlHOSI https://bit.ly/2TlHOSI] <br><br>
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** Existing users do not '''need''' to do a clean installation each time new ISOs are released because PCLinuxOS is rolling release. These ISOs are being provided so new users don't have a large update to perform after installation from a dated ISO.  
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** If you plan on booting and/or installing PCLinuxOS in VirtualBox then please use VirtualBox 6.1.0 or better as it has support for the latest kernels.
  
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It should be noted that users of PCLinuxOS have the following services available: <br>
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- Email <br>
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- Graphic Image Hosting <br>
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- Chat messenger <br>
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Forum members can sign up at: [https://pclosusers.com/services-signup.php https://pclosusers.com/services-signup.php]
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The [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Category:HowTo HowTo section] contains many pointed and in-detail articles addressing a single issue. For example :
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<p>PCLinuxOS (abbreviated ''pclos'') is a Linux distribution written from bottom to top with you, the new Linux user, in mind.
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    &nbsp; • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Bluetooth_Dial_Up_Networking_(DUN) HowTo do Bluetooth Dial Up Networking] with PCLinuxOS • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Update_Your_PCLinuxOS HowTo Properly Update Your PCLinuxOS] • HowTo install [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/DNS_Caching DNS caching]<br>
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<h2 style="font-family:sans-serif;"> <i>Introduction</i> </h2>
    &nbsp; • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Random_Tips Random Tips]<br>
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* Welcome statement What is [[PCLinuxOS]]? • [[The 10 commandments for Linux users]] • [[Available desktops|Flavors of PCLinuxOS]] • [[PCLOS Remasters|Community derived flavors]] • [[Hardware Recommendations|Minimum hardware requirements]] •  
    &nbsp; Learning About Your Hardware - [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Hardinfo Hardinfo] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Glxinfo glxinfo] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/EDID EDID]
 
  
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<h2 style="font-family:sans-serif;"> <i>Get, Test and Install PCLinuxOS</i> </h2>
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* [[Ways to get PCLinuxOS]] • [[About bittorrent]] • [[Frequently Asked Questions]] • [[Installing PCLinuxOS]] •
  
The [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Category:Errors Errors and solutions] section lists many common and uncommon errors you might come across in your day to day usage. It explains the cause where known and lists the possible solution(s).
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<h2 style="font-family:sans-serif;"> <i>PCLinuxOS and Hardware</i> </h2>
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* [[PCLinuxOS Hardware Database]] is the central repository of hardware compatibility information. This contains many sections such as :<br/>• [[PCLinuxOS_Hardware_Database#Computers|Computers]] • [[PCLinuxOS_Hardware_Database#Components|Components]] • [[PCLinuxOS_Hardware_Database#Storage_media|Storage media]] • [[PCLinuxOS_Hardware_Database#Output_devices|Output devices]] • [[PCLinuxOS_Hardware_Database#Input_devices|Input devices]] • [[PCLinuxOS_Hardware_Database#Networking|Networking]] • [[PCLinuxOS_Hardware_Database#Imaging_devices|Imaging devices]] • [[PCLinuxOS_Hardware_Database#Multimedia|Multimedia]] • [[PCLinuxOS_Hardware_Database#Other_hardware|Other hardware]] • 
  
&nbsp; • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/PkgProblemResolver E: Error, pkgProblemResolver]::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages. • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Touchpad_troubles Touchpad troubles - solutions by Texstar]
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* [[Hardinfo|Hwinfo]] can be used to get details about your hardware • Learning about your hardware • [[Resolution size]] •
  
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* [[CPU_Microcode|CPU Microcode Updates]] •
  
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* [[Synaptic and the Repositories]] • [[Update Your PCLinuxOS|Update PCLinuxOS]] • [[Installing Software]] • [[Kernel|Kernel Updates]] • [[Root Password]] • [[Passwords]] • [[LiveCD, Create your own]] • [[Timeshift|Backup/Restore using Timeshift]] • [[Backup your 'just right' PCLinuxOS]] • [[Cron jobs]] • [[Disk Space Checking]] • [[Disk Usage Checking]] • [[R.E.I.S.U.B. reboot your system]] •
  
&nbsp; • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Glossary Glossary] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Known_issues Known issues]  
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<h2 style="font-family:sans-serif;"> <i>Customize PCLinuxOS</i> </h2>
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* [[Customize Your PCLinux|Customize PCLinuxOS]] • [[Changing the default home directory]] • [[Kernel]] • [[Cheat Codes, Boot Codes]] • [[DNS, Changing your]] • [[DenyHosts Setup]] • [[File Sharing]] • [[Fonts, Windows]] • [[Grub background theming]] • [[Hostname, Change Your]] • [[Mailfilter Installation and Operation]] • [[Startup/Shutdown Music]]
  
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* [[Applications equivalences]] • [[PCLinuxOS Specific Software]] • [[Tar_%26_tar.gz|Tar &amp; tar.gz]] •
  
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<p>The [[:Category:HowTo|HowTo]] section contains many pointed and in-detail articles addressing a single issue. For example&nbsp;:
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* HowTo do [[Bluetooth Dial Up Networking (DUN)|Bluetooth Dial Up Networking with PCLinuxOS]] • HowTo Properly [[Update Your PCLinuxOS]] • Howto [[RestoreGrub2]] bootloader • [[VPN_(Virtual_Private_Network)|Configuring Virtual Private Network (VPN)]]
  
This [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Category:Advanced Advanced] section lists pages that require slightly advanced knowledge of Linux beyond point and click ability. You may often be found deep in the command line while following pages listed here. Also <b>not</b> following instructions correctly might result in severe damage to your PCLinuxOS installation.
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<h2 style="font-family:sans-serif;"> <i>Errors and solutions</i> </h2>
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<p>The [[:Category:Errors|Errors and solutions]] section lists many common and uncommon errors you might come across in your day to day usage. It explains the cause where known and lists the possible solution(s).
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* E: Error, [[pkgProblemResolver]]::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages. • [[Touchpad troubles|Touchpad troubles - solutions by Texstar]] •
  
&nbsp; • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Compiling_drivers_for_Realtek_card_reader Compiling drivers for Realtek card reader] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/CLI-commands CLI-commands] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Configuration_Files Configuration Files] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Bash_tutorials bash_tutorials]  
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<h2 style="font-family:sans-serif;"> <i>Miscellaneous</i> </h2>
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* Not sure what a particular term means? Then check out the [[Glossary]] • [[Known issues]]
  
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<h2 style="font-family:sans-serif;"> <i>Advanced</i> </h2>
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<p>This [[:Category:Advanced|Advanced]] section lists pages that require slightly advanced knowledge of Linux beyond point and click ability. You may often be found deep in the command line while following pages listed here. Also <b>not</b> following instructions correctly might result in severe damage to your PCLinuxOS installation.
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* [[Compiling drivers for Realtek card reader]] • [[CLI-commands]] • [[Configuration Files]] • [[RestoreGrub2|Restore GRUB2 bootloader]] • [[UEFI Boot manager rEFInd| rEFInd Boot Manager]]
  
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You need to have an [https://pclosusers.com/services-signup.php account with us] and [http://www.pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php?title=Special:UserLogin&returnto=Main_Page logged in] before you can edit this wiki. '''Checkout [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/PCLinuxOS_Wiki:Syntax PCLinuxOS wiki syntax] before editing this wiki'''. Feel free to add to this wiki, however, keep the content appropriate and useful. This is not the place to report bugs or to request help. You can try the wiki syntax in the [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Sandbox Sandbox], the test page.
 
*  For more information about editing this wiki, please visit [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/PCLinuxOS_Knowledge_Base_Wiki PCLinuxOS Knowledge Base Wiki].
 
  
In case you still find it difficult to understand and follow the syntax, do not fear. We have a special [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Content_dump Content dump] page where you can just enter the content you know will be useful without worrying about formatting. Someone will come along and do the job for you later.
 
   
 
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Download via HTTP or FTP :<br>
 
[http://spout.ussg.indiana.edu/linux/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/live-cd/ 64 KDE]<br>
 
[http://spout.ussg.indiana.edu/linux/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/live-cd/ 64 MATE]
 
  
'''''The FullMonty ISO has been discontinued.'''''
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<b> Official releases </b><br>
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<i>&nbsp;&nbsp;Download via HTTP or FTP&nbsp;: </i>
  
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* KDE, Now comes in 3 flavors.
[http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrents&search=&category=423&active=0 PCLinuxOS ISO file Torrent Links]<br>
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** [https://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=180 DarkStar mininalistic]
Preloaded Discs : <b>Not available at this time.</b>
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** [https://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=180 KDE Basic]
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** [https://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=180 KDE Magnum]
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* [https://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=184 MATE]
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* [https://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=3836 XFCE]
  
<table border width="100%">  
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<i>&nbsp;&nbsp;Download via [https://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/About_bittorrent BitTorrent]&nbsp;: </i>
<tr>
 
<td width="100%" align="center" valign="top">
 
<b>Get DarkStar</b>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
 
 
[https://repo.pclosusers.com/pclinuxos/live-cd/community/pclinuxos64-kde5-darkstar-2017.11.iso KDE5 Darkstar ISO] <br>
 
[https://repo.pclosusers.com/pclinuxos/live-cd/community/pclinuxos64-kde5-darkstar-2017.11.md5sum KDE5 DarkStar md5sum]
 
  
Preloaded Discs : <b>Not available at this time.</b>
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* All torrents can be downloaded from [https://bit.ly/2TlHOSI torrents]
  
<table border width="100%">  
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<i>&nbsp;&nbsp;Preloaded Discs&nbsp;: </i>
<tr>
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* None at present
<td width="100%" align="center" valign="top">
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<b> Community releases </b><br>
<b>Get Xfce Community Remaster</b>  
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<i> &nbsp;&nbsp;[https://pclosusers.com/communityiso Collection]&nbsp;: </i>
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
Full ISO Size: 1.6 GB  ~  Xfce Base Size: 790 MB
 
  
[https://pclosusers.com/communityiso/Xfce/ Xfce64 PCLinuxOS64 Community Release]<br>
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<!-- * [https://pclosusers.com/communityiso/Xfce/community-pclinuxos64-Xfce-2018.10.iso XFCE 2018.10] &bull; [https://pclosusers.com/communityiso/Xfce/community-pclinuxos64-Xfce-2018.10.iso.md5sum md5sum] -->
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<!-- * [https://pclosusers.com/communityiso/Xfce/community-pclinuxos64-Xfce-Base-2018.10.iso XFCE Base 2018.10] &bull; [https://pclosusers.com/communityiso/Xfce/community-pclinuxos64-Xfce-Base-2018.10.iso.md5sum md5sum] -->
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<!-- * [https://pclosusers.com/communityiso/LXDE/community-pclinuxos64-lxde-2018.01.iso LXDE 2018.01] &bull; [https://pclosusers.com/communityiso/LXDE/community-pclinuxos64-lxde-2018.01.md5sum md5sum] -->
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* [https://pclosusers.com/communityiso/Trinity/ Trinity]
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</div>
  
[http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrents&search=&category=423&active=0 Download the Torrent FIle Here]
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<div style="border:1px solid #FFA8D3; color:#000; background-color:#FFECF5; margin:0px; padding:10px; margin-top:6px; line-height:1.2;">
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<h2 style="margin:0; background-color:#FFA8D3; font-family:sans-serif; font-size:120%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #a3bfb1; text-align:left; color:#000; padding:0.2em .4em;"> Links / Help / Community </h2>
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* [https://www.pclinuxos.com Official website]
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* [https://twitter.com/iluvpclinuxos PCLinuxOS Twitter account]
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* [https://www.pclinuxos.com/forum Forums] • [[Where_to_start| Where to start]] <br/>
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* [https://www.pclosmag.com Magazine] <br/>
 +
<!-- * [https://mypics/findmoore.net PCLinuxOS GraphicStor Image Hosting] <br/> -->
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* IRC Live chat at Freenode&nbsp;: <br/>• [irc://irc.freenode.net/#pclinuxos-support PCLinuxOS Support]
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* [https://pclostalk.pclosusers.com/ PCLOS-Chat Instant Messaging Sevice]
 +
* [[International websites]]
  
Preloaded Discs : <b>Not available at this time.</b>
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</div>
 
 
<table border width="100%"> 
 
<tr>
 
<td width="100%" align="center" valign="top">
 
<b>Get Trinity Desktop</b>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
 
 
[https://pclosusers.com/communityiso/Trinity/community-pclinuxos64-tde-2018.01.iso TDE 64bit Jan 2018 ISO]<br>
 
[https://pclosusers.com/communityiso/Trinity/community-pclinuxos64-tde-mini-2018.01.iso Trinity 64bit Jan 2018 MiniMe Version]
 
  
Preloaded Discs : <b>Not available at this time.</b>
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<div style="border:1px solid #f2e0ce; color:#000; background-color:#fffaf5; margin:0px; padding:10px; margin-top:6px; line-height:1.2;">
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<h2 style="margin:0; background-color:#f2e0ce; font-family:sans-serif; font-size:120%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #bfb1a3; text-align:left; color:#000; padding:0.2em .4em;"> Contribute / Develop </h2>
 +
<p>Contributions for the development of PCLinuxOS are accepted in various ways including but not limited to&nbsp;:
 +
</p>
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* [https://www.pclinuxos.com/donations Donations] in cash or kind
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* [[Testing and bug reporting]]
 +
* Artwork contributions
 +
* [[Packaging for PCLinuxOS]]
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* Patches and code contributions
 +
* Providing community support in [https://www.pclinuxos.com/forum forum] / [irc://irc.freenode.net/#pclinuxos-support IRC]
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* [[PCLinuxOS Knowledge Base Wiki|Writing and maintaining documentation]]
 +
</div>
  
<table border width="100%"> 
 
<tr>
 
<td width="100%" align="center" valign="top">
 
<b>Other Community Made ISO's</b>
 
 
</td>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</tr>
</table> 
 
 
 
<b><i>Community releases are PCLinuxOS ISOs</i></b> created by the community for the community and are available in various default desktops. Community released ISOs are designated with the prefix <b>community-</b>.
 
  
[https://pclosusers.com/communityiso/ Community ISO's]
 
 
Preloaded Discs : <b>Not available at this time.</b>
 
 
 
<table border width="100%"> 
 
<tr>
 
<td width="100%" align="center" valign="top">
 
<b>Links / Help / Community</b>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
 
</table>
 
</table>
  
* [https://pclinuxos.com Official website]
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</div>
* [https://twitter.com/iluvpclinuxos PCLinuxOS Twitter account]
 
* [https://pclinuxos.com/forum Forums] • [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Where_to_start Where to start]
 
* IRC LIVE chat at Freenode
 
*  [irc://irc.freenode.net/#pclinuxos-support PCLinuxOS Support]
 
*  [irc://irc.freenode.net/#pclinuxos PCLinuxOS Chat]
 
*  [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/IRC_Channel_Rules IRC Channel Rules]
 
* [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/International_websites International websites]
 
  
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<h2> Editing the Wiki </h2>
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You need to have an [https://pclosusers.com/services-signup.php account] with us and [[Special:UserLogin|logged in]] before you can edit this wiki.
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'''Checkout [[PCLinuxOS Wiki:Syntax]] before editing this wiki.'''
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Feel free to add to this wiki, however, keep the content appropriate and useful. This is not the place to report bugs or to request help.
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You can try the wiki syntax in the [[Sandbox]], the test page.
  
<table border width="100%"> 
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* For more information about editing this wiki, please visit [[PCLinuxOS Knowledge Base Wiki]].
<tr>
 
<td width="100%" align="center" valign="top">
 
<b>Contribute / Develop</b>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
 
 
Contributions for the development of PCLinuxOS are accepted in various ways including but not limited to
 
  
[https://www.pclinuxos.com/donations/ Donations] in cash or kind<br>
+
In case you still find it difficult to understand and follow the syntax, do not fear. We have a special [[Content dump]] page where you can just enter the content you know will be useful without worrying about formatting. Someone will come along and do the job for you later.
Testing and bug reporting<br>
 
Artwork contributions<br>
 
Packaging for PCLinuxOS<br>
 
Patches and code contributions<br>
 
Providing community support in [https://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/ forums] / [http://irc.freenode.net:80/#pclinuxos-support IRC]<br>
 
Writing and maintaining documentation
 
  </td>
 
  </tr>
 
<table>
 

Latest revision as of 08:23, 24 February 2021


Welcome to

PCLinuxOS Knowledge Base

"The place where you learn PCLinuxOS"

At present there are 306 pages and 22 articles here.

PCLinuxOS is about freedom, not just the free you get when you don't have to pay for something, but the kind of freedom to do what you will with it, and to use it in any manner or fashion that best fits your needs and intentions. It is truly by the people, of the people, for the people.

The Philosophy of PCLinuxOS is :

  • It is done when it is done
  • Use the best software available for the task, does not matter if it is Qt, GTK etc
  • Be focused on the desktop.

News and announcements

  • Feb 21, 2021 : The PCLinuxOS Project has announced the release of updated installation media for the KDE desktop flavors of PCLinuxOS.
    The new media carries the version number 2021.0215 and has been updated with Kernel 5.10.17 LTS. KDE Plasma desktop 5.21.0 and the latest Nvidia 460.39 driver along with the normal package updates from the software repository.

    Download link: https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/live-cd/64bit/
    Torrent Links: https://bit.ly/2TlHOSI

  • Feb 7, 2021 : The PCLinuxOS Project has announced the release of updated installation media for all desktop flavors of PCLinuxOS.
    The new media carries the version number 2021.02 and contains a fully updated system as of February 7, 2021.

    Download link: https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/live-cd/64bit/
    Torrent Links: https://bit.ly/2TlHOSI

    • Existing users do not need to do a clean installation each time new ISOs are released because PCLinuxOS is rolling release. These ISOs are being provided so new users don't have a large update to perform after installation from a dated ISO.
    • If you plan on booting and/or installing PCLinuxOS in VirtualBox then please use VirtualBox 6.1.0 or better as it has support for the latest kernels.

It should be noted that users of PCLinuxOS have the following services available:
- 25GB Cloud storage
- Email
- Graphic Image Hosting
- Chat messenger
Forum members can sign up at: https://pclosusers.com/services-signup.php

Table of contents

PCLinuxOS (abbreviated pclos) is a Linux distribution written from bottom to top with you, the new Linux user, in mind.

Introduction

Get, Test and Install PCLinuxOS

PCLinuxOS and Hardware

  • Hwinfo can be used to get details about your hardware • Learning about your hardware • Resolution size

Update and Maintain PCLinuxOS

Customize PCLinuxOS

Software

HowTo pages

The HowTo section contains many pointed and in-detail articles addressing a single issue. For example :

Errors and solutions

The Errors and solutions section lists many common and uncommon errors you might come across in your day to day usage. It explains the cause where known and lists the possible solution(s).

Miscellaneous

Advanced

This Advanced section lists pages that require slightly advanced knowledge of Linux beyond point and click ability. You may often be found deep in the command line while following pages listed here. Also not following instructions correctly might result in severe damage to your PCLinuxOS installation.

Get PCLinuxOS

Official releases
  Download via HTTP or FTP :

  Download via BitTorrent :

  • All torrents can be downloaded from torrents

  Preloaded Discs :

  • None at present

Community releases
  Collection :

Contribute / Develop

Contributions for the development of PCLinuxOS are accepted in various ways including but not limited to :

Editing the Wiki

You need to have an account with us and logged in before you can edit this wiki. Checkout PCLinuxOS Wiki:Syntax before editing this wiki. Feel free to add to this wiki, however, keep the content appropriate and useful. This is not the place to report bugs or to request help. You can try the wiki syntax in the Sandbox, the test page.

In case you still find it difficult to understand and follow the syntax, do not fear. We have a special Content dump page where you can just enter the content you know will be useful without worrying about formatting. Someone will come along and do the job for you later.