• Pop!_Planet is still very much under development. Data for the wiki is being sourced from the Arch Linux and Ubuntu wikis, along with a bunch of completely unique content specific to Pop!_OS, and sourcing, converting and updating that content takes time; please be patient. If you can't find what you're looking for here, check the Arch Linux and Ubuntu wikis.
  • Happy New Year!

    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

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  1. derpOmattic

    Qodem would be nice addition ...

    For it to be in the Pop!_Shop it would need to be added to the Pop repo, then appropriate AppStream metadata made for it and implemented. I'd be happy to create the Appstream metadata if the devs find merit in adding Qodem to the repo.
  2. derpOmattic

    Solved Help with snap packages: menu entries and easy management

    It's OK, maybe someone else will experience the same thing.
  3. derpOmattic

    Question DRM kernel mode setting (nVidia)

    Pop!_OS uses Kernel stub and systemd boot instead of Grub. Although Pop and Ubuntu share some packages and a heritage with Debian, they are very different in many ways.
  4. derpOmattic

    Beginner GNOME Shell desktop workflow explained.

    It's all good. I understand where you're coming from. I'm not always happy with the direction developers take some software. We can discuss what we like and dislike about GNOME in another thread that isn't a how-to for beginners. No harm, no foul.
  5. derpOmattic

    Beginner GNOME Shell desktop workflow explained.

    This thread was tagged with the beginner prefix so new Linux converts could start making use of GNOME correctly from the beginning. Answering an endless stream of desktop-icon related problems seems counter intuitive when the answer is obvious. GNOME's current desktop environment is extremely...
  6. derpOmattic

    Beginner GNOME Shell desktop workflow explained.

    Like any other software, GNOME has it's problems, but I disagree that it is a disaster. I've warmed to it over a couple of years and, like I said earlier, I would find it difficult to go back to a clunky old desktop.
  7. derpOmattic

    Beginner GNOME Shell desktop workflow explained.

    How System76 approach the user interface in future is something you would have to discuss with them. I do know, however, they certainly try to make Pop as user friendly as possible without breaking the basic design of the desktop. Obviously, anyone can use Pop!_OS, but it was initially made with...
  8. derpOmattic

    Question Solved Cannot boot into pop_os

    You can move it if you want to keep it for some reason. I'd just delete the contents of the file. If it fills up quickly again. you should investigate why.
  9. derpOmattic

    Question Solved Cannot boot into pop_os

    I keep two or three only. If you set it in Timeshift, it will delete anything older than the specified amount you have asked it to keep.
  10. derpOmattic

    Question Solved Cannot boot into pop_os

    That will do it! :) You can set Timeshift to keep a selected amount of snapshots. I normally limit it to three. I also keep snapshots on an external drive so the data is easy to access if the system is compromised.
  11. derpOmattic

    Question Solved Cannot boot into pop_os

    For anyone reading this, Benji and I had a chat and the result is as follows. From TTY4, Benji ran df -h --total to double check if the disk was actually full or not. It was. We then deleted a bunch of temporary files, apt cache and logs. It gave him enough space to log into GNOME shell with...
  12. derpOmattic

    Question Solved Cannot boot into pop_os

    Most Intel CPUs have on board Intel graphics. Intel graphics are super stable with Linux because Intel support the Linux kernel quite well. Other GPU manufacturers aren't as supportive, if at all. I have never had an issue with Intel graphics on Linux. People choose NVIDIA or AMD GPUs if they...
  13. derpOmattic

    Question Solved Cannot boot into pop_os

    If you press the space bar during boot, you should see the boot menu. You can choose the recovery partition from there. Having said, it might not be that serious. From where you are now try to get a TTY. Just press ctrl + alt + F4. If it works, you can log in with your user name and password...
  14. derpOmattic

    Pop!_OS reviews - Post 'em here!

    This is a review that is also a guide to get you set up for gaming on Pop!_OS
  15. derpOmattic

    Beginner GNOME Shell desktop workflow explained.

    I've noticed an increase in requests regarding desktop icons on GNOME desktop. To be more precise, problems with them and caused by them. There's a very logical reason for these problems. Putting it plainly, the GNOME desktop environment was developed from the ground up to be keyboard driven. It...
  16. derpOmattic

    What's new in GNOME Shell 3.36?

    Here's a brief video showcasing some of the new features that will come in GNOME Shell 3.36. I'm particularly interested in the new built-in app folders functionality, which looks fantastic. Additionally, the highly anticipated new "extensions app" finally provides a baked in way of handling...
  17. derpOmattic

    Question Pop Installer stuck on MacBook Pro 2018

    Is that Ubuntu? Edit: whatever it is, it means Grub isn't installed on the device your trying to install on and it is required. Maybe you can get answers or ask here. There would be a lot more people there who would know exactly what you're trying to do. I've never tried to put Linux on Mac...
  18. derpOmattic

    Question Pop Installer stuck on MacBook Pro 2018

    It certainly can be. Apple don't want you to do that. ;) The good news, however, is that the Linux kernel is getting better at supporting Macs all the time. The latest kernel, for example, made huge improvements towards running Linux on macbooks. Macs are notoriously difficult to get anything...
  19. derpOmattic

    Guide Get started with Vim: A basic overview.

    This is one lesson in a series from Cambridge. It's designed to get you familiar with Vim basics quickly and show the power of editing in this classic program. Cambridge Vim lesson
  20. derpOmattic

    Question Pop Installer stuck on MacBook Pro 2018

    Sure, there's plenty of live Operating systems with persistence available. They should work for you because they generally run in RAM memory.