Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:19:13 am
Despite setting a UK location and keyboard during installation the language set up was for the US. There must be a bug in the installation routine as this works fine in Ubuntu.
Use the "Search" on the main menu to locate "Language Support" and then run it. If your language is English then ignore the request to install everything, just click on "Remind Me Later", click on the "Regional Formats" tab and select the desired language version e.g. English (United Kingdom). In the case of changing from US to UK English the "Trash" icon on the desktop will change to "Wastebasket". This change also alters the spelling and other formats in Libre Office e.g. "Color" to "Colour" & "12/31/11" to "31/12/11" etc.
I noticed that the standard Gnome short-cut for Terminal (In Ubuntu it's [Ctrl] + [Alt] + T) is "Disabled". To change this: -
Press the "Shut down" key on the right end of the standard panel and select "System Settings", open Keyboard Shortcuts, locate and select "Run a Terminal", press the desired keyboard short-cut which will then replace "Disabled", then just press "Close"
I found that DVD support was limited and would not play a commercial DVD.
Go to the Medibuntu web site (medibuntu.org), select “Repository Howto" and paste the code listed at the top of the page into Terminal, enter your password when requested. Once this has run your commercial DVD should play.
To help you I have listed the code as of January 2012: -
sudo -E wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update
I hate the screen saver locking my screen and as a result requiring the login password to recover.
Search and run "Screensaver" and disable the "Lock screen when screensaver is active". There are other settings available that may be of interest e.g. you can change the screensaver. I also selected "Power Management" and made sure nothing "goes to sleep" when on "A/C Power".
I installed Zorin OD 5.2 on my computer without any other operating system, I gave up on Windows along time ago, so I was surprised to find that I had to look at the Grub2 screen when booting up. It also added 10 seconds to the boot time if [Enter] was not pressed at the appropriate time. I have a Dell M1330 with a Solid State Drive that will boot Zorin in 15-20 seconds so adding 10 more is not desirable.
WARNING The following needs to done with care as you can break things if you get it wrong. Only do this if Zorin is the only operating system on your computer.
Open Terminal and enter: -
Enter your password when requested
Select "Open", Click on "File System" in the left hand panel and navigate your way to /etc/default and select the file named "grub". Once the file is open CAREFULLY change the following 2 lines.
Remove the "#" from the below line
#GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT="0" to GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT="0"
GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 to GRUB_TIMEOUT=0
Now save the file and close Gedit.
To have these changes work we need to regenerate Grub2
In terminal type
Enter password if requested
Now when you reboot there will be no Grub2 menu.
Additional note added on 28/03/2012: -
I noticed that I was having issues trying to book a hotel room on the internet. The problem was due to the lack of Java support.
From the Ubuntu Software Centre enter “java” in to the search field then select and install “OpenJDK Java 6 Runtime”