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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

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Tom F

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Installed Pop 18.10 2 months ago on my MSI GS63VR 6RF.
My windows 10 pro installation was okay but I always wanted to have a good Linux distro installed.
Disabled secure boot as required, installed without issues.
Booted directly with the Nvidia GTX 1060 which amazed me very much!
No other linux distro works on my machine because other distro's try to boot on the Nvidia card while I also have the Intel one and then causes kernel panic.
Pop! Does it great with their power management.
The only issue I have is the screen tearing while on desktop with Nvidia.
Found some software that gets my RGB keyboard light working.
I also have Thunderbolt 3 and I have an eGPU with a GTX 1070 but I did not get it working yet (didn't try much).
I upgraded to 19.04 without problems but found a big mess to the "new" icon theme.
Found this site and applied the classic theme.
One big plus is that since Pop! is installed, I didn't use an external mouse.
The trackpad on the MSI GS63VR is so bad on windows... SO BAD.
It's a joy to use my trackpad on Pop!_OS.
As a last note, I found out that my iPhone's apps can be accessed from Pop!_OS.
I can browse my apps that are allowed to share files. Even Windows can't do that without iTunes...
 

LactobacillusPrime

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Pop!_OS 19.04
Memory 16Gb DDR3
Gigabyte mini ATX motherboard
Intel® Core™ i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz × 8
GeForce GTX 750 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
240Gb Kingston SSD
1 TB x 2 HDD 7200RPM Samsung drives
49" Samsung C49HG90 Ultra wide display

The system boots fine with the GTX 750Ti but doesn't seem to like a GTX950 or GT 1050
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TheJimmyJames

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Is that the same Mac mini as before? https://pop-planet.info/forums/threads/post-your-rig.31/#post-241 . Any changes or improvements?
It is. I upgraded it to 16GB of RAM lately and that improved performance. I decided to to a fresh install as well, and not sure what caused it, but Wayland is far better than it used to be. It used to have a choppy mouse arrow and animations would stutter. Now it's buttery smooth!

Not sure if it's improvements to Wayland or the RAM...
 

TheJimmyJames

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I'm certain both are playing a part. I had a look in Wayland, but I quit quick smart because Alacritty was behaving horribly.
I'd like to give Alacritty a try actually. I'm just having trouble configuring my typefaces on it. I'm a Terminus man.
 

jeff-from-dubbo

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Acer Aprire with AMD A12 chipset and a Radeon RX gpu, 8gig of ram and 2 ssd 1 is 128 gig that has my boot and root on it and a 500gig ssd with my home on it.
 

benji

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This is really kool, Pop_OS runs like a computer was designed if everything worked inside the hardware at its maximum capacity. Kind of like an athlete in its Prime (Mohammad Ali during the 1960's for example).

The hardware talk very quickly without any delay to the software if that makes sense.

I have a hand built Cooler Station which runs extremely fast for office and research work. Some graphical design and photographic editing also.

Asus Motherboard
Nvidia GPX550 I believe
SSD 120
SSD 256 GB Samsung
Intel i5 3500 CPU(3.2 GHz clock speed)

Running with absolutely not delay and so so so fast. Sound quality and many screen picture qualities have improved immensely since moving from Windows 7 Premium just 3 weeks ago.


I also have other computers which I am thinking to move to Pop_OS

I have recently moved a Lenovo Laptop X1 Carbon Gen 3/4 running extremly well, Its very unexpected as I didn't know the Intel Video Card would work okay.

CPU: Intel i7-6500U (4) @ 800MHz
GPU: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 5

4k screen made of glass not sure of the specs or PPI
resolution 2560 1440
 

qwertyaditya

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I thought it might be helpful to new users to document what hardware Pop has been made to work on, and what problems users might face with a given system. So... post your rig!

Personally, I'm running Pop on an ASUS ROG Strix GL502VS. Everything essential works out of the box. The one thing that's finicky is the keyboard backlight; it works, but doesn't play nicely with the tools in place to adjust it. This is due to the Strix having two different hardware components considered a "keyboard backlight" and the wrong one getting assigned to the standard backlight device. There are plenty of workarounds though.
Does the track pad work fine, with all the scrolling gestures, and what is the battery life as compared to windows(degraded or upgraded)?
 

Knoxtane

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So I started toying with Linux back in early 2019..I was convinced around early 2020 that I would want to build a custom, cheap linux gaming machine. I'm pleased to say I have done so..with mild bottlenecking but it's fine for the games I play.

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AVG FPS in Skyrim is 58.9 although majority of the time I'm actually playing, it's 60 it only says 58.9 AVG because of dips/drops.

Total Cost of Build.

$341 USD.
 
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benji

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So I started toying with Linux back in early 2019..I was convinced around early 2020 that I would want to build a custom, cheap linux gaming machine. I'm pleased to say I have done so..with mild bottlenecking but it's fine for the games I play.

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AVG FPS in Skyrim is 58.9 although majority of the time I'm actually playing, it's 60 it only says 58.9 AVG because of dips/drops.

Total Cost of Build.

$341 USD.
That awesome!

I plan to build a new system for research and math computations running pop_os. When you say bottle necking, do you mean the bridges or circuits from the CPU to the hardware are not wide enough, ie like a car with an exhaust manifold too small and it runs underpowered.
 

Knoxtane

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ie like a car with an exhaust manifold too small and it runs underpowered.
I think its this one?

The CPU is slightly too slow for my GPU, I'll have my GPU around 70% mos of the time..while CPU is 100%, meaning the CPU is doing all that it can and the GPU is only 70% used..kinda like "Ehh this is nothing"
 

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