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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby Swarfendor437 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:26 pm

Just discovered that unfortunately, Zeitgeist is back in the OS - this is not a Zorin issue but a Gnome issue - in their infinitely poor wisdom they have embedded zeitgeist into the Desktop Explorer, Nautilus. Wolfman pointed out that this is a form of spyware so don't know why Gnome developers have done this unless they are all paid up members of the Zeitgeist Movement! If you don't mind not using Bookmarks in the Settings folder or even creating bookmarks you can uninstall Zeitgeist (it will remove Nautilus) but you can install a more friendlier Desktop Explorer, Thunar. Thunar was designed for Lubuntu (LXDE) but works quite happily in Zorin OS 15 Beta. ;) :D
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby svatas » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:35 pm

Just found theat Opera is not able to use widevine DRM. Can you please install it via steps described in https://forums.opera.com/topic/28663/wi ... d-opera/29?
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby Swarfendor437 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:16 pm

svatas wrote:Just found theat Opera is not able to use widevine DRM. Can you please install it via steps described in https://forums.opera.com/topic/28663/wi ... d-opera/29?


Advise you take a look here: https://gist.github.com/ruario/3c873d43 ... 4d29fe37f1

You would be far better using the default Firefox and add the extension 'Search Netflix with FindFlix' it works flawlessly. ;) :D
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby svatas » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:20 am

Swarfendor437 wrote:You would be far better using the default Firefox and add the extension 'Search Netflix with FindFlix' it works flawlessly. ;) :D


Let me describe my situation :
1) I am not using Netflix but biggest IPTV provider here in Czech Republic - O2. Their product is O2TV (accessible via o2tv.cz, you can check there is a O2TV Info channel but not showing in Opera/Chrome)
2) Yes, in Firefox it is working as expected (after you confirm that FF can use DRM)
3) it is not working in Chrome and in Opera in Linux. In Windows 10 there is no problem. So this is a problem of some "missing" library in Linux for both browsers.
4) Another problem is video in Twitter, there is a possibility to open folder with Chrome installed and copy specific file to the folder of Opera and then it is working.

Is the only solution to that problem "Switch to FF?" Is that the way how ZorinOS will evolve?

My question is :
- is there any possibility to create some dependency package to "rewrite" bad library from Opera package with Chrome one? (It is ffmpeg.so, the solution is described here - https://forums.opera.com/topic/22685/twitter-videos/5). Every new update of Opera brake this and you must rewrite the library again.

- is there any possibility to create some dependency package to bring widevine library to Opera and Chrome to avoid usage of Firefox only?

You can also use https://bitmovin.com/demos/drm to check if your browser supports DRM.
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby Swarfendor437 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:51 pm

svatas wrote:
Swarfendor437 wrote:You would be far better using the default Firefox and add the extension 'Search Netflix with FindFlix' it works flawlessly. ;) :D


Let me describe my situation :
1) I am not using Netflix but biggest IPTV provider here in Czech Republic - O2. Their product is O2TV (accessible via o2tv.cz, you can check there is a O2TV Info channel but not showing in Opera/Chrome)
2) Yes, in Firefox it is working as expected (after you confirm that FF can use DRM)
3) it is not working in Chrome and in Opera in Linux. In Windows 10 there is no problem. So this is a problem of some "missing" library in Linux for both browsers.
4) Another problem is video in Twitter, there is a possibility to open folder with Chrome installed and copy specific file to the folder of Opera and then it is working.

Is the only solution to that problem "Switch to FF?" Is that the way how ZorinOS will evolve?

My question is :
- is there any possibility to create some dependency package to "rewrite" bad library from Opera package with Chrome one? (It is ffmpeg.so, the solution is described here - https://forums.opera.com/topic/22685/twitter-videos/5). Every new update of Opera brake this and you must rewrite the library again.

- is there any possibility to create some dependency package to bring widevine library to Opera and Chrome to avoid usage of Firefox only?

You can also use https://bitmovin.com/demos/drm to check if your browser supports DRM.


I'm no fan of Chrome as it is spyware per se - Opera also uses Google's engine - the problem with Chrome and Opera is that they are Proprietary Software - they make the rules, not Zorin. ;) :D
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby James tobin » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:08 pm

Hey, I havent posted here in a long time. I have a 2-in-one convertible and i just wanted to give a little feeddback about zorin 15 beta for 2 in one convertible laptops

1. when in tablet mode, if you touch the search in the menu, it doesnt work very well, the menu is on top of the keyboard and when you type one letter the keyboard disappears

2. I believe that there should be an option to automatically enter tablet mode when you flip a 2 in one convertible screen around to tablet mode (or remove a keyboard on a detachable).
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby Modest » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:13 pm

good day!
I cannot manage files on a mounted drive. Copying to disk is not possible, I can not delete files.
How to fix? Not properly mounted NTFS disk?
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby Swarfendor437 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:21 pm

Modest wrote:good day!
I cannot manage files on a mounted drive. Copying to disk is not possible, I can not delete files.
How to fix? Not properly mounted NTFS disk?


If your Windows or other NTFS is not properly mounted it suggests an unclean shutdown of Windows. Try booting into Windows and shutting down cleanly - any freeze forcing a shut down will prevent any GNU/Linux OS to access such drives. ;) :D
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby Modest » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:26 pm

Swarfendor437 wrote:
Modest wrote:good day!
I cannot manage files on a mounted drive. Copying to disk is not possible, I can not delete files.
How to fix? Not properly mounted NTFS disk?


If your Windows or other NTFS is not properly mounted it suggests an unclean shutdown of Windows. Try booting into Windows and shutting down cleanly - any freeze forcing a shut down will prevent any GNU/Linux OS to access such drives. ;) :D

This disk was not under windows 3 years!
Today I installed Zorin 15 and can not get full access. The contents of the disk as a buddy for reading, but at the same time in the properties of full access and rights.
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby Swarfendor437 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:38 pm

OK, so can you give me some details of your topography? Cheers! ;) :D

update - see if this thread helps:

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