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# <font color="#0000FF">'''Relevant to all flavors of PCLinuxOS.'''</font>  
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* <font color="#0000FF">'''Relevant to all flavors of PCLinuxOS.'''</font>  
  
An introduction to getting help with PCLinuxOS.
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== An introduction to getting help with PCLinuxOS. ==
 
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=== Where to Start ===
 
 
Where to Start
 
  
 
If you have a problem with PCLinuxOS or an installed piece of software, there are a lot of people who are willing and able to help. You can go to the Forum and either search for previous instances of the problem, or post a fresh topic if it's not there already.
 
If you have a problem with PCLinuxOS or an installed piece of software, there are a lot of people who are willing and able to help. You can go to the Forum and either search for previous instances of the problem, or post a fresh topic if it's not there already.
The Forum is here : PCLinuxOS Forum
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The Forum is here : [https://pclinuxos.com/forum PCLinuxOS Forum]
 
 
  
 
First things first - read the introductory pages, which will tell you what to expect :
 
First things first - read the introductory pages, which will tell you what to expect :
  
Forum-homepage.png
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[[file:Forum-homepage.png]]
  
  
Below the intro page links there is a section labeled Help, where you will find the main topic headings under which people post their queries and problems :
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Below the intro page links there is a section labeled '''Help''', where you will find the main topic headings under which people post their queries and problems :
  
Forum-areas.png
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[[file:Forum-areas.png]]
  
 
It is best to try to search within the forum for problems like yours, and only when you have exhausted that search post a new item. See the worked example of a search below.
 
It is best to try to search within the forum for problems like yours, and only when you have exhausted that search post a new item. See the worked example of a search below.
 
  
 
If you need to start a new topic, use this button (on the right of the Forum category window :
 
If you need to start a new topic, use this button (on the right of the Forum category window :
  
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[[file:Forum-new-topic.png]]
  
 
and enter your question in the resulting text editing pane.
 
and enter your question in the resulting text editing pane.
Searching : a worked example
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=== Searching : a worked example ===
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As an example, say you have an issue with adding users not working correctly. Try searching on some appropriate terms (something like '''add user''' would be a good start). The search box is at the top of the Forum page :
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[[file:Forum-search.png]]
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'''''Note''''' that if you enter a search string while at the top level of the Forum, all the topics will be searched. If you want to narrow it down a bit, select one of the topics first (e.g. '''Laptop Hardware''' or '''Software'''), then do your search.
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* Search results are displayed in decreasing order of relevance.
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As an example, say you have an issue with adding users not working correctly. Try searching on some appropriate terms (something like add user would be a good start). The search box is at the top of the Forum page :
 
  
Forum-search.png
 
  
Note that if you enter a search string while at the top level of the Forum, all the topics will be searched. If you want to narrow it down a bit, select one of the topics first (e.g. Laptop Hardware or Software), then do your search.
 
  
    Search results are displayed in decreasing order of relevance.
 
  
 
[[category:General]]
 
[[category:General]]
 
[[category:Help]]
 
[[category:Help]]

Latest revision as of 15:50, 22 April 2018

  • Relevant to all flavors of PCLinuxOS.

An introduction to getting help with PCLinuxOS.

Where to Start

If you have a problem with PCLinuxOS or an installed piece of software, there are a lot of people who are willing and able to help. You can go to the Forum and either search for previous instances of the problem, or post a fresh topic if it's not there already. The Forum is here : PCLinuxOS Forum

First things first - read the introductory pages, which will tell you what to expect :

Forum-homepage.png


Below the intro page links there is a section labeled Help, where you will find the main topic headings under which people post their queries and problems :

Forum-areas.png

It is best to try to search within the forum for problems like yours, and only when you have exhausted that search post a new item. See the worked example of a search below.

If you need to start a new topic, use this button (on the right of the Forum category window :

Forum-new-topic.png

and enter your question in the resulting text editing pane.

Searching : a worked example

As an example, say you have an issue with adding users not working correctly. Try searching on some appropriate terms (something like add user would be a good start). The search box is at the top of the Forum page :

Forum-search.png

Note that if you enter a search string while at the top level of the Forum, all the topics will be searched. If you want to narrow it down a bit, select one of the topics first (e.g. Laptop Hardware or Software), then do your search.

  • Search results are displayed in decreasing order of relevance.