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PCLinuxOS Knowledge Base
"The place where you learn and PCLinuxOS"

    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.

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.

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KDE Plasma 5

The KDE Plasma 5 iso provides a standard KDE desktop with many popular applications and out-of-the-box driver support for generic desktop computing.

Info: 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.

KDE Plasma 5 features

  • kernel 4.13.14
  • xorg 1.19.4
  • KDE Plasma 5 Desktop (5.11.3)
  • KDE Frameworks (5.40.0)
  • KDE Applications (17.08.3)
  • Qt5 (5.9.2)
  • Nvidia drivers pre-installed
  • LibreOffice (
  • basic uefi/gpt installation support
  • systemd free
  • grub2 by default (legacy grub also available for non uefi/gpt systems)
  • updated administration tools
  • mylivecd can now create isos greater than 4 gigs
  • all kind of drivers/applications to deal with any kind of external hardware like cell-phones, scanner, printer, webcam, TV, Bluetooth, IPod, radio, etc.

KDE Hardware requirements

Processor 64bit Modern Intel or AMD processor.

Memory & storage
RAM : 2 GB, or more (recommended 4 GB+).
Hard disk : 15-20 GB or more recommended if you plan to install additional software from our repository.

Video card
nVidia, ATI HD 4000 or better, Intel
3D desktop support requires a 3D instructions set compatible card

Sound card
Any Sound Blaster, AC97 or HDA compatible card.

CD/DVD drive required for burned liveCD/DVD image, or USB flash drive larger than 4 GB for liveUSB image conversion.

Copy to USB stick:
dd bs=4M if=pclinuxos64-kde5-2017.07.iso of=/dev/sdX status=progress && sync

Special device – pendrive – /dev/sdX – without any number.

Download your copy of KDE Plasma5

Please help ensure that PCLinuxOS remains available in the future, by making a financial contribution.

  Table of contents

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


  • Welcome statement • What is PCLinuxOS?The 10 commandments for Linux usersFlavors of PCLinuxOSCommunity derived flavorsMinimum hardware requirements

Get, Test and Install PCLinuxOS

 • Ways to get PCLinuxOSAbout bittorrentMd5sum checkingBurning PCLinuxOS discLive CD faqTrying PCLinuxOS without InstallingInstalling PCLinuxOSInstalando PCLinuxOSThings to do after installation

PCLinuxOS and Hardware

 • PCLinuxOS Hardware Database is the central repository of hardware compatibility information. This contains many sections such as :  • Computers • Components • Storage media • Output devices • Input devices • Networking • Imaging devices • Multimedia • Other hardware • Hardinfo - Learning About Your Hardware • Resolution size •

Update and Maintain PCLinuxOS

  • Update PCLinuxOS • Changing mirror or repository • Repository and Sections and Mirrors • Synaptic and the Repositories • Choosing the Right Repository • Installing Software without Synaptic • Root passwordPasswordsLiveCD, Create your own • Backup your “just right” PCLinuxOS • Cron jobsDisk Space CheckingDisk Usage Checkingreboot your systemHelpful CLI commands in situations

Customize PCLinuxOS
  • nbsp; • Customize PCLinuxOS • Changing the default home directory • Kernel • Cheat codes/boot codes • DNS, Changing your • DNS caching • DenyHosts Setup • File Sharing • Fonts, Windows • Grub background theming • Hostname, Change Your • Mailfilter Installation and Operation • Startup/shutdown music •


The Software section.

  • Applications equivalences • PCLinuxOS Specific Software • Tar & tar.gz • Tar.xz • Conky

HowTo pages

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

     • HowTo do Bluetooth Dial Up Networking with PCLinuxOS • HowTo Properly Update Your PCLinuxOS • HowTo install DNS caching
  • Random Tips
  • Learning About Your Hardware - HardinfoglxinfoEDID
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).

  • E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages. • Touchpad troubles - solutions by Texstar •


  • Glossary • Known issues


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.

  • Compiling drivers for Realtek card reader • CLI-commands • Configuration Files • bash_tutorials •

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.

  • For more information about editing this wiki, please visit PCLinuxOS Knowledge Base Wiki.

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.

Get PCLinuxOS

Download via HTTP or FTP :
64 KDE

The FullMonty ISO has been discontinued.

Download PCLinuxOS ISO's via BitTorrent :
PCLinuxOS ISO file Torrent Links
Preloaded Discs : Not available at this time.

Get DarkStar

KDE5 Darkstar ISO
KDE5 DarkStar md5sum

Preloaded Discs : Not available at this time.

Get Xfce Community Remaster

Xfce64 Full Version (communyti-pclinuxos64-XFCE-2017.07.iso)
Xfce64 Mini Version (community-pclinuxos64-XFCE-mini-2017.07.iso)

Preloaded Discs : Not available at this time.

Get Trinity Desktop

TDE 64bit Jan 2018 ISO
Trinity 64bit Jan 2018 MiniMe Version

Preloaded Discs : Not available at this time.

Other Community Made ISO's

Community releases are PCLinuxOS ISOs created by the community for the community and are available in various default desktops. Community released ISOs are designated with the prefix community-.

Community ISO's

Preloaded Discs : Not available at this time.

Contribute / Develop

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

Donations in cash or kind
Testing and bug reporting
Artwork contributions
Packaging for PCLinuxOS
Patches and code contributions
Providing community support in forums / IRC
Writing and maintaining documentation