Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby ryu_joko » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:24 am

hi, im currently using Smartboard SB480 and i've tried to install software and driver from previous post. (https://support.smarttech.com/en/downlo ... uage=en_US), bust still, i cant make it work.

maybe this link will help?
http://downloads.smarttech.com/media/si ... 9may12.pdf

http://downloads.smarttech.com/media/si ... 9feb12.pdf

thank you!
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby natokun » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:58 pm

Fresh install and forum account just for the feedback.

So, i have a GTX 970 and decided to give it a go on the (Install with modern NVIDIA drivers) and the installation was ok, but once i removed the install media and reseted i got stuck at the Zorin logo forever. Reset a few more times and reinstalled with the first option and the Nouveau drivers and started flawlessly.

Will update as i notice things.

Keep up the good work

Update 1 - So, i changed the driver on "Additional Drivers" to the nvidia-driver-418 (open source) and after the reset same logo stuck thing happened. Reset, pressed shift, recovery mode, and text showed up saying something about the videocard (will take a photo if happen again) and when selected to continue loading it went ok. Haven reset since.

Update 2 - Yeah, the stuck at logo keeps happening after every reset. Here's the screen i mentioned. Perhaps the card is only loading correctly after recovery mode?
Screen.jpg


Update 3 - So, i removed the "quite splash" on the grub and the line is now GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="", i updated the grup and it got stuck in this part (again, only boots from recovery mode)
Screen Nosplash.jpg


Update 4 - Reverted to quiet splash and added nomodeset, resulting in GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset". No zorin logo but no need to enter recovery mode, i can finally boot properly.
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby Swarfendor437 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:39 pm

ryu_joko wrote:hi, im currently using Smartboard SB480 and i've tried to install software and driver from previous post. (https://support.smarttech.com/en/downlo ... uage=en_US), bust still, i cant make it work.

maybe this link will help?
http://downloads.smarttech.com/media/si ... 9may12.pdf

http://downloads.smarttech.com/media/si ... 9feb12.pdf

thank you!


I think you will have difficulties with that as the Linux clearly states it is for notebooks, not boards. ;)
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby El Pingüino Papista » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:38 pm

This looks really great. There are some glitches. For example, Night Light will turn on and off during the night (I will notice the screen alternating between red and blue tint). Redshfit does not have this issue. Also, while Zorin Connect is impressive in its ability to remain connected to the phone--even on a school network--it is more annoying than helpful. What is the point of replying to a text on my computer if I cannot see the text history on my computer? Overall, very good.
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby alex93 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:44 pm

very nice beta version. I've followed development progress for a couple of years now and I finally switched to Zorin. Thank you for such a great OS!

I've found a couple of bugs and want to share some thoughts / feature requests:
1) on Audio settings, when I hover over "output volume" and move the mouse wheel, it goes the wrong direction
2) startup sounds cannot be turned on, I don't know why
3) On Live System boot, when you select a language other than English, the "Language" on "Region & Language" setting is English (even though everything is on Language XY as selected on boot)
4) I am unable to set the duration of keyboard backlight. It goes off after 30 sec of inactivity, but I'd like to change this (low priority).
5) The whole OS looks super small. For example, Day & Time (on taskbar) is only 0.2cm high. All other fonts, icons, etc are also very small. I found a scale option on display settings, but 200% is WAY to big. Is there a chance you can add 125%, please? It's currently hurting my eyes :roll:
6) left click on a taskbar app symbol (e.g. telegram) behaves like a right click. I'm used that a left click opens the app while right click opens a context menu...
7) I'm not able to find an option for login with fingerprint. Is it not supported? :(
8) when I press "PRINT" button on my keyboard, a screenshot is being made. Unfortunately, it's automatically saved in Photos-Folder and not copied to my clipboard.

For me, my high priority issues are the scale option to 125% (It's really small and really no fun to work with) and fingerprint-reader support for log-in security.
I'm using a Acer Swift 1 Ultra Thin (SF114-32-P78E) 14'' notebook.

Hope I was able to help you!
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby kpinvt » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:28 pm

While running OS 15 beta from a USB stick I had no sound and only intermittent wifi access. None of the fixes for Dummy Output I found on the web worked. I was using a Toshiba Satellite C55 with 8 GB ram.
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby Swarfendor437 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:21 pm

alex93 wrote:very nice beta version. I've followed development progress for a couple of years now and I finally switched to Zorin. Thank you for such a great OS!

I've found a couple of bugs and want to share some thoughts / feature requests:
1) on Audio settings, when I hover over "output volume" and move the mouse wheel, it goes the wrong direction
2) startup sounds cannot be turned on, I don't know why
3) On Live System boot, when you select a language other than English, the "Language" on "Region & Language" setting is English (even though everything is on Language XY as selected on boot)
4) I am unable to set the duration of keyboard backlight. It goes off after 30 sec of inactivity, but I'd like to change this (low priority).
5) The whole OS looks super small. For example, Day & Time (on taskbar) is only 0.2cm high. All other fonts, icons, etc are also very small. I found a scale option on display settings, but 200% is WAY to big. Is there a chance you can add 125%, please? It's currently hurting my eyes :roll:
6) left click on a taskbar app symbol (e.g. telegram) behaves like a right click. I'm used that a left click opens the app while right click opens a context menu...
7) I'm not able to find an option for login with fingerprint. Is it not supported? :(
8) when I press "PRINT" button on my keyboard, a screenshot is being made. Unfortunately, it's automatically saved in Photos-Folder and not copied to my clipboard.

For me, my high priority issues are the scale option to 125% (It's really small and really no fun to work with) and fingerprint-reader support for log-in security.
I'm using a Acer Swift 1 Ultra Thin (SF114-32-P78E) 14'' notebook.

Hope I was able to help you!


5) Install 'Gnome Tweaks' and add Text Scaler - at least you don't have to logout and back in again to see the changes like that other OS!
7) Install Synaptic Package Manager and search for 'fingerprint reader':

fingerprint reader.jpg
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby Swarfendor437 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:22 pm

kpinvt wrote:While running OS 15 beta from a USB stick I had no sound and only intermittent wifi access. None of the fixes for Dummy Output I found on the web worked. I was using a Toshiba Satellite C55 with 8 GB ram.


Toshiba is one brand of notebook that is not GNU/Linux friendly 'per se'. ;)
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby alex93 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:10 pm

Swarfendor437 wrote:
5) Install 'Gnome Tweaks' and add Text Scaler - at least you don't have to logout and back in again to see the changes like that other OS!
7) Install Synaptic Package Manager and search for 'fingerprint reader':

fingerprint reader.jpg


Thank you for the quick answer! I will try it in the next couple of days and update this post. :)
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby Swarfendor437 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:47 pm

OK, so upgraded my graphics to a 1030Ti (Minimum nvidia card required for Zorin 15 as follows:

Nvidia graphics cards.jpg


As you can see, I was just short of a GT630 for this distro so I leapfrogged a bit to keep relatively up-to-date without breaking the bank.

I have noticed that even with the newer Graphics card, running Zorin 15 Beta in VM on Virtual Box 6 the menus get garbled, particularly System Tools and Utilities - if I move the mouse up and down the menu, the menu items blur into one another and if I move it slowly over each item after this is happened the menu goes dark (no such issues on an install so far).

Something I don't know if amiss, on installed version to hard drive as opposed to VM I notice a user in the users settings that is disabled - but more interestingly is that there is a Language field that is not there under my user as it was in 12 (Region and Language).
https://vimeo.com/user15592214
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