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Old 18. Nov 2010, 10:02 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Are you using a Dell by any chance? On Ubuntu 10.10 and derivatives (eg Zorin, Mint etc) this simple fix works:

http://www.ubuntumini.com/2010/10/br...er-fix-in.html ignore the fact it says Dell Mini - it works on my laptop.

Hope this is of help to someone?

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Thanks for the tip but I've got a custom built desktop cobbled together with the best of what was cheap at the time

It's actually a pretty good machine but rather than mess around with alien drivers I've decided to just use the modem on my spare machine which is still Ubuntu 10.10 if and when (more often when) the cable connection goes down.
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Old 18. Nov 2010, 10:32 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Quick question--

I hope to attempt an install of Zorin tonight. I'm going to install it on an old XP laptop. But, I want to be able to dual boot.

I assume that the installation disc will want me to create a new partition for Zorin. What is a good size to make this new partiition? I've got about 40 GB free on this HD.
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Old 18. Nov 2010, 11:57 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Are you using a Dell by any chance? On Ubuntu 10.10 and derivatives (eg Zorin, Mint etc) this simple fix works:

http://www.ubuntumini.com/2010/10/br...er-fix-in.html ignore the fact it says Dell Mini - it works on my laptop.

Hope this is of help to someone?

Richard.
Thanks Richard,

I do indeed have a Dell but I managed to download a patch via my DT. I successfully installed the driver. However, Hardware Drivers failed to activate the driver.

This is the same driver as shown in your link.

I also attempted the Terminal command line blurb but on both occasions it failed!

If I can't fix this soon then Zorin will be replaced by Ubuntu 10.10 because at least that knows about my Wi-Fi!!
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Old 19. Nov 2010, 12:01 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Quick question--

I hope to attempt an install of Zorin tonight. I'm going to install it on an old XP laptop. But, I want to be able to dual boot.

I assume that the installation disc will want me to create a new partition for Zorin. What is a good size to make this new partiition? I've got about 40 GB free on this HD.
Depending on how much HD space your XP is taking up I'd aim at a 20GB for each partition. Hope this helps.
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Thanks Richard,

If I can't fix this soon then Zorin will be replaced by Ubuntu 10.10 because at least that knows about my Wi-Fi!!
You're welcome, I hope you get one of them sorted soon!

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Old 19. Nov 2010, 10:26 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Downloaded Zorin over night but yet to burn the iso to try it out.

In actual fact, while I'm running either Ubuntu, XP or 7, I've tried to make the systems to look about the same for ease of use. For example:

When I am on Ubuntu, my left and right sides of the Panel looks like the top row.
When I am on XP, my left and right sides of the Taskbar look like the bottom row.



On the left, the Main Menu (Ubuntu) works as the Start button (XP). Program icons are pinnable with the help of DockBarX Applet in Ubuntu, likewise they are pinnable with the help of ViGlance in XP.

On the right, both are showing the icons for the screen capture, network connection, volume and time.

Don't they look or function almost the same?
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Old 19. Nov 2010, 04:17 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Have now ditched Zorin due to the aforementioned lack of wireless connectivity and installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my LT; at least it does what it says on the can!

Shame that Zorin fell down on something so basic as a driver.
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Old 19. Nov 2010, 05:13 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Zorin iso successfully burnt into a DVD using Brasero within 4m 30s.

Now running on Zorin LiveDVD, a test on both wired and Belkin wireless connection all ok.

Played mp3 and mp4 with Rhythmbox and VLC media player went through smoothly out of the box without installing any codec.

Wanted to write this post using gedit. Typed gedit into the search box, Ahhh, "no items matched your search criteria" . I thought Zorin took it out, but later I got it from Accessories > Text Editor. Programs can be pinned into the panel, like what I've tweaked it in Ubuntu.

Will install it into a spare PC to dual boot with XP next week and let my friend try this look-alike 'Windows 7' to see if he likes it.
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Have now ditched Zorin due to the aforementioned lack of wireless connectivity and installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my LT; at least it does what it says on the can!

Shame that Zorin fell down on something so basic as a driver.

Yeah, the drivers thing seems to be very much hit and miss. I did get a response on their forum from the developer who suggested another route into the setup wizard but this isn't the problem. I can complete the wizard from even the tray icon which recognizes Claro and sets up the account details, trouble is the available devices stays mute. Zorin still sees my modem as a standard flash drive.

My cable connection has been on and off about ten times today so now thanks to Zorin I'm having to run between machines where my Claro modem is now plugged in to Ubuntu I can live with this as an occasional thing but if I can't get this sorted properly with Zorin will have to reinstall Ubuntu on this one too.
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Now running on Zorin LiveDVD, a test on both wired and Belkin wireless connection all ok.
Ok, how do you do this? Will the DVD that I just burnt allow me to run it off the DVD without first installing it? I'd like to make sure that my wireless card will work before I do the installation. Will running it "live" (without installation) answer this for me?
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