I recently installed Zorin OS Lite 16.2 on my Sony Vaio laptop. After a seemingly successful installation, the system asked me to restart the computer. However, during the restart process, I encountered the error message "Failed to start show Plymouth boot screen," which seemed to loop indefinitely. As a result, I had to perform a force shutdown.
Upon turning on the laptop again, I somehow reached the Grub menu. I'm not entirely sure if this happened because I pressed and held the Shift key during startup or continuously pressed F11 when the Vaio logo appeared. It could also be that the Grub menu is set to open by default. I'm a bit confused about this.
From the Grub menu, I selected "Advanced options for Zorin." During this process, I encountered the same "Plymouth" error but eventually started seeing different lines of code. However, the process kept repeating, and after some time, it displayed a blinking Zorin logo, only to return to the same lines again. This cycle continued indefinitely, prompting me to force shutdown the laptop once more.
After turning on the laptop again, I accessed the Grub menu and decided to edit the Grub boot configuration by replacing "quiet splash" with "nomodeset." Surprisingly, the system booted successfully into Zorin OS Lite this time. However, I noticed that the resolution was incorrect, appearing stretched out.
To make the "nomodeset" setting permanent, I modified the Grub file using the terminal and saved the configuration. I then rebooted the system again, which took quite some long time (displaying a blank screen for around 20 minutes after showing the Sony Vaio logo and after the blank screen, some lines and commands appeared before Zorin OS finally booted up.) This blank screen after sony vaio logo happened every time before showing something when I restarted or turned on the laptop after installation of Zorin OS. I actually replaced windows 10 with zorin os only because to get rid of the long startup time, but things now become more bad
Despite resolving the boot issue, a new problem emerged. The resolution became fixed at 640x480, and I was unable to change it. I suspect this issue is related to the "nomodeset" setting.
Please help if you have any ideas or solutions to the problems I've encountered. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
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