The Zorin OS tour video looks all white and pale and is also squeezed. Any way to solve this?

For those who said I pirated the OS, NO. I did not, given the thread I made was closed (and I still won't so it's only fair). I downloaded it from the official website and installed it with modern NVIDIA drivers.

Have you tried diasabling the NVidia drivers?

I don't think that works.

This looks like a graphics issue.

Can you please post the terminal output for

sudo lshw -C video

The OP's profile states he has an HP Victus 15", the specs of which are:

"HP Victus 15 (2022) was launched 18th May 2022, a Next Generation of Gaming with 12th Gen Intel Cor Processors. The PC has Up to a 1 TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe TLC M.2 SSD and it is powered by Windows 11 having Intel Cor i7-12700H processor.

HP Victus 15 (2022) Graphics has NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop graphics (4 GB GDDR6 dedicated) with DLSS, Ray Tracing, and Max-Q technologies."


Which he could have mentioned in his first posting!


then highly recommend using the 525 (proprietary) driver, not the 535 driver which has shown similar issues on my and other computers.
This can be changed in Software & Updates app > Additional Drivers
Select the 525 driver, wait for it to install and load - reboot and test.

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Here you go:

       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: GA107M [GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       logical name: /dev/fb0
       version: a1
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom fb
       configuration: depth=32 driver=nvidia latency=0 mode=1920x1080 visual=truecolor xres=1920 yres=1080
       resources: iomemory:600-5ff iomemory:610-60f irq:153 memory:81000000-81ffffff memory:6000000000-60ffffffff memory:6100000000-6101ffffff ioport:4000(size=128) memory:82000000-8207ffff
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Alder Lake-P Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       logical name: /dev/fb0
       version: 0c
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pciexpress msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom fb
       configuration: depth=32 driver=i915 latency=0 resolution=1920,1080
       resources: iomemory:610-60f iomemory:400-3ff irq:149 memory:6103000000-6103ffffff memory:4000000000-400fffffff ioport:5000(size=64) memory:c0000-dffff memory:4010000000-4016ffffff memory:4020000000-40ffffffff

I don't have that. I have the regular driver.

Both 525 and 535 can be called "regular drivers" Which Nvida driver does it show you are using?

Turns out, the reason behind the problem was, not the drivers, but was actually due to a video codec regression. ISOs of Zorin OS 17 in the near future will now include this fix by default.

Meanwhile, if you installed it before the fix, and have a similar problem, just make sure you have the latest updates, then open Terminal (through the menu or Ctrl + alt + T) and type:

sudo apt remove gstreamer1.0-vaapi

I will now mark this as a solution.

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