[ STICKY ] Zorin OS 9 Core RC and Final Feedback !!!!

Dell Optiplex 740 and Zorin OS 9

Postby BobMontgomery » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:36 am

When doing a live boot off a DVD, the system loads and when you click on the "Try" option it loads and then freezes. The mouse and keyboard no longer function..... runs fine on Zorin 8. Anyone else had this problem and found a way to make it work? :shock:
7/17/2004: ok, got it to work by using options before it booted the system. Was able to install the "ultimate" version, then change the driver for my screen. It took some work, but now works find. I had the same problem with several Ubuntu versions when trying the live cd for 14.04. At least it is fixed, although I find no real reason to upgrade from 6 ultimate to 9. As much as I like it, I can find no real reason to upgrade it at all as long as you can get security updates etc. I do support Zorin with donations because I want to support the hard work they put into it and I personally consider it to be the best distribution available. But I realize it is a personal thing and others have their favorites. Keep up the fine work and thank you very much.
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Re: [ STICKY ] Zorin OS 9 Core RC and Final Feedback !!!!

Postby Swarfendor437 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:23 pm

OK currently been running live - hoping to do videos of dual boot installs soon. Just trying the 'Zorin Background Plus' and getting occasional 'white flashes' - could be down to nvidia graphics.

Bit concerned on the lock down on firefox Home Page that a forumer has raised. Still no binding of Windows key to Menu - will see if it is possible to install GnoMenu after install and see if I can get that to work. I do wish that the other applets were available for awn to remove the inidicator 3 applet on far right! But again I will do some tweaking and video it with Kazam to see how I get on. I do hope the Window decorations won't be disappearing often as some have reported elselwhere in Help and Support!
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Re: [ STICKY ] Zorin OS 9 Core RC and Final Feedback !!!!

Postby Andrew » Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:24 am

Downloaded, burn DVD of the final Zorin OS 9....still having the same issues with DRM, GPU lockup, nouveau xorg & combiz failure to idle channel + the same issues that Bob Montgomery is having with mouse and keybard lock up as well....sad that I can boot up and try Ubuntu 14.04LTS live DVD without issues, but I can't use or try the new Zorin OS 9 or the RC :(
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Re: [ STICKY ] Zorin OS 9 Core RC and Final Feedback !!!!

Postby Swarfendor437 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:52 pm

Hi, can you raise this issue with AZorin and zorink by PM please! :D
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Re: [ STICKY ] Zorin OS 9 Core RC and Final Feedback !!!!

Postby Gizmuntu » Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:43 am

Andrew

Firstly do a clean install

Use [Nomodeset ] when installing ZOS9.
When finished...don't update.
Install Nvidia 304.17 [ Nvidia Drivers ] first.
From ( Additional drivers )
Reboot
Then do your update.

If needed

: sudo apt-get install grub
: sudo update-grub
: reboot

Helps with the grobbly boot text.

Hope it works for ya
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Re: [ STICKY ] Zorin OS 9 Core RC and Final Feedback !!!!

Postby Andrew » Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:11 pm

Gizmuntu wrote:Andrew

Firstly do a clean install

Use [Nomodeset ] when installing ZOS9.
When finished...don't update.
Install Nvidia 304.17 [ Nvidia Drivers ] first.
From ( Additional drivers )
Reboot
Then do your update.

If needed

: sudo apt-get install grub
: sudo update-grub
: reboot

Helps with the grobbly boot text.

Hope it works for ya


Well, I'm happy to say :D that I'm currently inside of Zorin OS 9 LTS-64bit, fully installed and after following the guides from AZorin, which by the way were somewhat along the same lines as yours Gizmuntu......everything is working great.....only thing is, I miss the tweak tool that was in OS 6.4 and 8.....worked great for changing the systems fonts and such....don't have the cpu sensors in the AWN settings panel like before either.....oh well....these were the guides from AZorin:

In order to boot the Zorin OS 9 please try following these steps:
Insert the LiveDVD/USB and restart your computer to boot Zorin OS.
When you see the cyan screen with the two icons at the bottom please press any key and you should see a boot menu. Press F6 and select nomodeset. In the main menu highlight the "Try Zorin OS without installing" option and press enter. You should be able to boot into the Live system.

After installing Zorin OS to your computer you will need to restart the machine (without the DVD/USB in the drive) and enter the Advanced options in the boot menu (before booting Zorin OS from your computer's HDD) and follow this guide: http://askubuntu.com/a/38834/68544
This will allow you to install the proprietary NVidia drivers from the Internet which should permanently fix the issue. To install them go to Start > Search & open "Additional Drivers" and activate the newest graphics driver before rebooting.
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Re: [ STICKY ] Zorin OS 9 Core RC and Final Feedback !!!!

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:15 pm

Hi Andrew, glad you are sorted - well you can install Ubuntu Tweak:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7857#p38029 :D

If you are missing the monitors you could always install Cairo-Dock! :D
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Re: [ STICKY ] Zorin OS 9 Core RC and Final Feedback !!!!

Postby Andrew » Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:46 pm

Got it :) Thank you Swarfendor......is the Cairo-Dock in Synaptic?
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Re: [ STICKY ] Zorin OS 9 Core RC and Final Feedback !!!!

Postby Gizmuntu » Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:52 pm

Tweak Tool and Cairo Dock are either or Software Center <> Synaptic
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Re: [ STICKY ] Zorin OS 9 Core RC and Final Feedback !!!!

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:47 pm

Just discovered this little trick in Gnome DE (With Effects):

Ctrl+ Alt+ Tab in Gnome.jpg


Which means you can switch to Background Plus (xwinwrap) and back to Desktop without shutting down Background Plus! :D
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