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  • Welcome!

    I'll get straight to the point.

    When I started Pop!_Planet, I launched it because I saw a need for a centralized community for Pop!_OS. To be frank, I never expected the level of popularity it has achieved. Over the last year, we have gone from under 50 users, to almost 400 users. That's awesome! However... it also comes with a downside. We are rapidly running out of disk space on our server, and the bandwidth costs go up every month.

    Pop!_Planet is not affiliated with System76 in any way, and is funded completely out of pocket. From day one, I said that I'd never use on-site ads (I hate them as much as you do), so the only monetization we get is through donations. Right now, the donations we receive don't even cover our overhead.

    I know that most users will ignore this message, and that's ok. However, if even a few of our users are willing and able to donate a few dollars to help offset our expenses, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Support Pop!_Planet

    Thank you for your time,

    Dan Griffiths
    Pop!_Planet Founder

Recent content by SteveM

  1. SteveM

    The "Things to consider before upgrading to 20.04" thread.

    Whatever you usually mount as /media/m3coordinator/DATA is not connected to the system. Maybe try commenting out that line and try again? Uncomment after upgrade if you need to use that drive again.
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    Laptop Refreshes?

    The Oryx Pro update has just come out. The chassis is different which causes some differences such as ports moving to the back and the space that was used for 2.5" drives is now extra battery (11Wh more). The 17.3" screen remains the same, but the 16.1" screen option is down to 15.6". It uses...
  3. SteveM

    The "Things to consider before upgrading to 20.04" thread.

    I wonder what the technical limitation is that prevents encapsulating steps like these into a GUI based upgrade tool that is so easy any orphan from Win7 could follow it.
  4. SteveM

    Laptop Refreshes?

    Well. Serval WS just came back in stock but with Ryzen 3rd gen CPUs. I haven't had time to look over the specs in detail to see what else has changed, but I am pleased to see them used an AMD CPU sooner than I was expecting based on what I had read.
  5. SteveM

    Laptop Refreshes?

    My 2012 Mackbook Pro is getting a bit long in to tooth so I've been looking for a replacement and I don't think the 2020 MBP is going to do it for me (I like buttons). That means considering laptops like System76. Just the other day I noticed that the Galago Pro listing disappeared and the...
  6. SteveM

    The "Things to consider before upgrading to 20.04" thread.

    For a fresh install it should begin in dark mode as that is the new default. But for upgrades that is a bug and should not be expected behavior. None of my other non-default settings were forced back to default in the upgrade.
  7. SteveM

    The "Things to consider before upgrading to 20.04" thread.

    I upgraded one system that was running a fully updated 19.10 two weeks after the release of 20.04. If I was worried about a trouble free upgrade I would have waited longer, but I had Timeshift to fall back on and all important data is on the NAS so there wasn't anything to risk except for down...
  8. SteveM

    Operating system Identity

    I wonder if I have transgressed by using dock to dash to give me a UI option that I prefer. I guess it looks more like a Mac now with the way that I have it set up. Honestly it was that or Gnome was going to have to go and I didn't want to hack up Pop any more than I had to. Shall I turn off...
  9. SteveM

    If you were to build a desktop for ~ £800-1000 specifically for pop_os! what would be your considerations?

    You don't "need" anything special to run Pop!_OS. It will run fine on any commonly available hardware. I would never just buy what is on those lists as they automatically refresh with whatever is cheapest, irregardless of quality. For example, I'm not a big fan of the "Team" brand and prefer...
  10. SteveM

    Hands-on Review of the System76 Lemur Pro

    I'm still using a 2012 15" MBPr because I can't bring myself to replace such great hardware. Battery still lasts for over a hour of video watching before needing plugged in. My fear is 14" being to small and 1080p lacking in crispness. It is good to get your perspectives since you are coming...
  11. SteveM

    Solved Where did the SMB/CIFS mounts go?

    If these are shares that you access a lot you can mount them via /etc/fstab. I've configured my NAS to share SMB and NFS and I find that as long as the UIDs between the two systems match, mounting the shares as NFS in /etc/fstab is very easy and works well. Good to know how to get to an smb...
  12. SteveM

    Pop!_OS as a "server"?

    As is so often the case, you find the solution to your problem shortly after having told someone else about it, sent an e-mail, asked for help, etc. I did a fresh install of Pop!_OS 19.10 so that I could dig into the endless login loop in GDM. It turns out to have been as simple as my user's...
  13. SteveM

    Pop!_OS as a "server"?

    I think the answer is that almost any Linux distro would work as I'm not in a production or mission critical environment. Though I can assure you that if PLEX goes out while the kids are trying to watch a show then it sure starts to sound like a real emergency. I wiped Debian 10 and put Pop!_OS...
  14. SteveM

    Pop!_OS as a "server"?

    I've just put together a fairly low spec computer with a Ryzen 3200G whose main purpose is to sit out in the garage and receive routine rsync backups from my FreeNAS in the house. The FreeNAS system also serves up PLEX, Nextcloud, and a VM running my Debian web server. I've begun to learn the...
  15. SteveM

    What are some of your Favourite Linux applications?

    Many useful programs like Firefox, Vim, Atom, Handbrake, Octave, and LibreOffice that I use are not Linux specific so I've decided to focus on some which are. Timeshift - system backup and restore K3b - CD/DVD burning Evolution - e-mail Gnome Terminal - some say it is all you need