• 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.
  • 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


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    Tweaking the Gnome shell manually - a newbie's first attempt

    Hi Everyone, I hope this is the right place to post this - please let me know if it isn't... not that I know how to move it after the fact. Working at my laptop a lot and having Pop!_OS as my daily driver, the amount of screen real estate (both in real and subjective terms, given how visually...
  2. maplehobo

    Problems after updating, read-only disk

    So I tried updating my system today only to find out that nothing worked, the entire file system on my disk had been switched to read-only with the updates. I rebooted in recovery mode and followed this guide https://support.system76.com/articles/pop-recovery/ and that seemed to fix the issue...
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    Question Beginner Missing dependencies

    So recently I installed some programs for my uni courses (jack, jaaa(with ALSA)). The problem is that after deleting these said programs and after a reboot, many essential programs (like gnome settings,PulseAudio and probably other packages i don't know about) went missing. I think it was...
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    Student, New Guy, New Linux, Learning journey on POP!_OS

    Hey Everyone. New to using Linux and landed on Pop!_OS after looking around a few distro's on and off. (I needed something ubuntu based but pretty) Always thought System76 systems were a really great idea so thought I'd use the OS. So a little background. From the UK, currently a lates 20's...
  5. derpOmattic

    Beginner Touch Typing Tutor

    If you're new to Linux and want to learn how to control the system with CLI (Command Line Interface), you may want to increase your typing speed and accuracy to facilitate that goal. Pop's default shell is Bash, which is more than adequate for most of us, but you may want to use other shells in...
  6. derpOmattic

    Systemctl --now option

    Having a read in the wiki I came across the the command sudo systemctl enable --now unit, equivalent to sudo systemctl enable unit && sudo systemctl start unit , which is what I've been doing lately. I've also been using && with disable and stop. The wiki didn't mention it, but the man page...
  7. derpOmattic

    Guide Beginner Formatting drives with the Disks utility

    Most Linux distributions utilizing the GNOME 3 desktop environment will have “Disks” installed by default. It’s a powerful tool for managing partitions and formatting drives through the ease of a GUI (Graphical User Interface). You can find it by pressing super + a, which will reveal all of the...
  8. derpOmattic

    Beginner Choice Advice For Linux First Timers

    Thinking about taking your first steps into the Linux world? Admittedly, there is a huge learning curve when adjusting to a new operating system, so sit back, and I’ll walk you through a crash-course in Linux 101! The following is the result of my first two years of experience with Linux...
  9. derpOmattic

    Guide Beginner Backup Pop!_OS. Simple, easy and thorough

    At some point you’re going to decide to keep your current installation, and when that happens you will want to start making backups to keep your data, hard work, and configurations safe. There are many ways you can do backups with Linux, but today I want to share one that is extremely easy to...