Help Finding your System
The New System76 System Browser should simplify the process of finding your system on the wiki. Even so, you need some information, and depending on your circumstances, this information may be hard to find.
Identifying your Computer Type
There are three main types of computers: Desktops, Laptops and Servers. Knowing which one your computer is is very important.
Desktops are larger, less mobile computers that typically come in multiple pieces, i.e. a mouse, keyboard, monitor, and tower that are all separate. Some examples of System76 Desktops are below:
Laptops are usually smaller, more portable computers that fold in half to save space. They usually have a Touchpad Mouse, Keyboard, and Monitor all integrated into one unit. They are usually built to save space, power, and all around be more portable than their larger counterparts.
Servers are very large, non-portable computers that are usually used for network storage centers, such as websites. Servers may range in appearance from a mild until that resembles a large Desktop to a Rack-mount, bare bones, minimalist design.
Historic computers are very old computers that System76 can no longer support. If you cannot find your system in it's appropriate category, you can check here for help.
The next most important item in identifying your computer is the Model Name. There are a few methods to find your model name.
Via The System76 Driver
Click on System > Administration > System76 Driver. Your model name will be listed in the window that pops up next to "System Name" You only need the first portion for this website, i.e. Pangolin, Serval, Ratel, etc.
Via the Label
All System76 Computers leave the factory with a label stating the Model Name and Number. The location of your label may vary, but typically laptops are labeled on the bottom and Desktops are labeled on the side or back. While this method works okay for laptops, due to their immobile nature, it is recommended to use the System76 Driver method above to determine the Model Name of a Desktop PC.
The final piece to determining your system is the Model Number. The model number typically consists of four letters and a number, i.e. panp7, serp6, ratu1, etc. This is easily accessible via the same methods for finding the model name, so refer to those instructions for more information.
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