PCLinuxOS Knowledge Base
"The place where you learn PCLinuxOS"
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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. 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.
Currently this wiki is being restored from a backup. Until the work is complete you are likely to see missing links and outdated formatting. Please bear with us while we work on getting it back to proper shape.
News and announcements
- 2019 Sep 17 : Tex and crew has announced the release of updated installation media for PCLinuxOS. The new media carries the version number 2019.09 and contains a fully updated system as of September 15 2019. The forum post with discussion can be found here.
Download links are in the Get PCLinuxOS section on right hand side.
The KDE versions both full and the minimalistic Darkstar contain kernel 5.2.15 plus a fully updated KDE Plasma desktop.
Plasma desktop 5.16.5, Plasma Applications 19.08.1 and Plasma Frameworks 5.62.
The Mate Desktop was refreshed with kernel 5.2.15 and the applications and libraries were updated to their most recent stable versions from the previous release.
The Xfce Desktop was tweaked and now uses the Whisker menu by default. A login sound was added and the applications were updated along with some minor bug fixes.
In addition all ISOs now include the Nvidia 430.50 driver and will be used instead of the nouveau driver if your video card supports it. Hardware detection scripts were updated to provide better support for video cards that can use the Nvidia 430.50 driver. Pulseaudio has been updated to the stable 13.0 release. The Simple Update Notifier was reworked and now works for keeping you notified of system updates and the ability to update from the applet using apt-get. Small improvements were made to the Live media boot scripts. Vbox test media is also included on the installation media. This program allows you to quickly test an ISO on the fly or usbstick with various options without having to create a permanent VM in Virtualbox. Requires a valid Virtualbox installation. Thanks to the people involved for their contributions to this program.
Table of contents
PCLinuxOS (abbreviated pclos) is a Linux distribution written from bottom to top with you, the new Linux user, in mind.
Get, Test and Install PCLinuxOS
PCLinuxOS and Hardware
Update and Maintain PCLinuxOS
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).
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.
Download via HTTP or FTP :
Download via BitTorrent :
Preloaded Discs :
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.