Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby AndrewLoly » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:42 am

Release date for Zorin 15 ? Please.
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby BeatlesFan#1 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:55 pm

Videos app does not play any videos from the network, when connected to the drive via Files - Other Connections method, using smb: etc., giving me general gstreamer error, but if i mount that location, by adding a cifs entry to fstab, it works fine. Why?

Thank you for your work. Love Zorin OS!
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby shot428 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:56 pm

Downloaded the ISO, burned to DVD using Imageburn, disc verify saw no errors.
Ran check disk from Zorin boot menu, found no errors
using menu option one, it switched to a resolution my TV did not support, TV is a 7 yr old Hisense 1080p
using menu option two (load Nvidia) it loaded at a low resolution (12 something) Zorin 12 works on my TV at 1920 res
choosing install, the installer crashed saying it was unable to locate WebKit file after
choosing try zorin it worked, was able to use firefox, get on the web and change a few settings
clicking the install icon from within the trial gave the same crash with same error
I am currently downloading again to try one more time
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback - touch lyout

Postby Dase » Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:05 pm

Hi,

I like very much the touch layout! Built-in applications seem to work fine with touch.

I have two comments for improvement:

1.) The Zorin standard browser, Firefox does not support scrolling, window re-scaling or movement with the finger. In case of Linux Mint, the window borders can be adjusted to fix this. Maybe this could be adjusted automatically in Zorin, once the touch layout is chosen by the user?

2.) Entries via the onscreen keyboard are only recognized every second hit in Firefox.

3.) The onscreen keyboard does not feature direction keys. This is unfortunate, if you try to work within a terminal.

Best,
Daniel
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback - Heating When Charging Batter

Postby knimer » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:10 pm

Heating when charging!!

This is a very major issue. For laptops using a heated laptop is very annoying and can drive users away from Zorin OS.

Using the Beta 15 as my only OS on my laptop.
Using the original manufacturer charger.
No changes on BIOS

Device is:
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s Model 20L7

Thought to report this loud and clear.

Well done on a great experience on Linux. You are the reason for me to switch to Linux from Windows. But Windows did not heat up the laptop when charging!! You are better and will take care of this.

Regards,
K
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:44 pm

shot428 wrote:Downloaded the ISO, burned to DVD using Imageburn, disc verify saw no errors.
Ran check disk from Zorin boot menu, found no errors
using menu option one, it switched to a resolution my TV did not support, TV is a 7 yr old Hisense 1080p
using menu option two (load Nvidia) it loaded at a low resolution (12 something) Zorin 12 works on my TV at 1920 res
choosing install, the installer crashed saying it was unable to locate WebKit file after
choosing try zorin it worked, was able to use firefox, get on the web and change a few settings
clicking the install icon from within the trial gave the same crash with same error
I am currently downloading again to try one more time


I was using a TV that wouldn't fit on eldest's desk and it would not show correct resolution - TVs are notorious for incorrect vertical and Horizontal sync issues. Just using a newly acquired Viewsonic 27" and all is well with VGA connection: 1920 x 1080 on a Zotac (nVidia chip graphics card) 1030. Zorin 15 requires a minimum graphic card of GT630 - that is the lowest spec nvidia card that will run with the latest drivers. ;)
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:45 pm

postalbyke wrote:And another thing: Your unofficial manual is missing all of the pictures from about halfway down. :)


I've already responded to this in the main thread you refer to! :P
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:48 pm

Largest mouse cursor now not tearing but I think users with older kit may experience issues. I installed on a works notebook that could not be upgraded to Windows 10 (Vista Business is what it came with) and the largest tearrs - I will check again next week to see if updates have resolved this (Dell Latitude E6500) :D
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby alex93 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:30 pm

When I put my notebook to power save mode and then start it up again, the audio output is suddenly labeled as headphones and the sound no longer plays through the speaker. After a restart everything runs normally again.
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby shot428 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:49 pm

Update: First let me say that I have been a Zorin user since ver 9, I purchased both 9 & 12 Ultimate. I used 9 with MythTV to cut the cable and it was awesome for several years. Both 9 & 12 run on my old computer which was the cool guy MB when I bought it 8+ years ago. Asus with Nvidia chipset (8300), Phenom cpu and 8gig ram, was one of the first to have on board HDMI out though I never used it.

It became obvious that it was a hardware issue after I tried puttin Ubuntu 18 on it and got the same errors. This after trying 2 downloads burned to DVD, then one put on a flash drive using Rufus on a windoze machine and another made with Etcher on Zorin 12 (yes, I wasted many hours LOL) I then tried the HDMI output and was able to see the background and have the mouse working but never got a menu on both Zorin 15 and Ubuntu 18. My guess would be the old Nvidia chip running the HDMI. I share this in case others run into similar problems.

Time to build a new puter Asus B350-plus with Ryzen 5 2400 cpu, 16 gig ram, Radeon video. Installed Zorin 15 with no issues, waited for updates and have had no problems thus far. Both HDMI and Line Out audio working and no problem setting up my preferences

Gotta say, I'm lovin it
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