What I Think Of Zorin 17 Pro

Well now that I have cinnamon DE installed on Zorin 17 Pro thanks to Aravisian all my problems that I was having with Gnome have dissipated .... and it so far runs smooth as butter .... even my games using Steam ....

Only one of my many third party installed apts doesn't work and that is Nordvpn .... it says it doesn't recognize my OS ..... not sure why as it worked with Zorin 16.3 Pro for more than 2 years and Windows 8.1 & 10 for more than 6 .....

Living where I do I need a VPN to open some internet sites worldwide as this country is known as one of the pirating capitals of the world .... and I get messages telling me that my IP is not allowed .....

I may have to change VPN's as my subscription runs out on the 17th of this month I have not tried to reinstall Nord so I suppose that could be an option but that reply from them comes directly from my account on their website .....

Any suggestions ..... I tried ProtonVPN a while back but it messed up my 16.3 Pro version of Zorin ....

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I seems we do have a problem at least with the terminal ..... I tried to install NordVPN from the Ubuntu 22.4 website and got the following from the terminal ..... then I tried to delete Nord and got the same message ....

W: https://screenrec.com/download/ubuntu/dists/stable/InRelease: Key is stored in legacy trusted.gpg keyring (/etc/apt/trusted.gpg), see the DEPRECATION section in apt-key(8) for details.
mike@mike-ROG-Strix-G731GT-G731GT:~$ sudo apt install nordvpn
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
nordvpn is already the newest version (3.17.0).
You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
cinnamon : Depends: xapp but it is not going to be installed
nemo : Depends: xapp but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt --fix-broken install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

mike@mike-ROG-Strix-G731GT-G731GT:~$ sudo apt remove nordvpn
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
cinnamon : Depends: xapp but it is not going to be installed
nemo : Depends: xapp but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt --fix-broken install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
mike@mike-ROG-Strix-G731GT-G731GT:~$

So I did " fix broken install " and got this

mike@mike-ROG-Strix-G731GT-G731GT:~$ apt --fix-broken install
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open (13: Permission denied)
E: Unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock (/var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend), are you root?
mike@mike-ROG-Strix-G731GT-G731GT:~$

Sorry but this is WAY above my pay-grade ...... somebody .....

Just a heads up it doesn't matter which version of desktop you use or what you try to install it comes out the same ...... here is a photo from Xfce and the one from Gnome didn't come out ..... both were trying to install " Plank "

Xfce

Did You typed apt --fix-broken install? Because for that You need sudo. So You could try to type sudo apt --fix-broken install

And because of VPN: I don't use it but I've heard that Mullvad VPN should be good.

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You don't need the software to run nordvpn. They should have, and do cause I've used it, an openvpn config file. On their website they detail the process of installing it (copying it to a directory), modify it to use the server you want (the codes are also on the nord site), and setup the connection. It takes about 15 minutes to configure, and you can access it by the network system tray on the taskbar to enable/ disable.

As for the xapp issue, Aravisian would be better at helping with that.

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Thanks for that info ..... what I did was copy that line right from the suggestion given by the terminal .... then pasted it back into the the terminal ..... here is the results of using .... sudo apt --fix broken install ....

mike@mike-ROG-Strix-G731GT-G731GT:~$ sudo apt --fix-broken install
[sudo] password for mike:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
xapp
The following NEW packages will be installed:
xapp
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded.
5 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/37.9 kB of archives.
After this operation, 168 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 383060 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../xapp_2.2.8-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking xapp (2.2.8-1) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archi
ves/xapp_2.2.8-1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite '/etc/xdg/autostart/xapp-sn-wa
tcher.desktop', which is also in package xapps-comm
on 2.4.1-unstable-202211161052~ubuntu20.04.1
Errors were encountered while processing:
/var/cache/apt/archives/xapp_2.2.8-1_amd64.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
mike@mike-ROG-Strix-G731GT-G731GT:~$

Thanks 337harvey I think my biggest problem is that I can't use the terminal to add or delete any apts because of the xapp issue ...... but I will look into the openvpn config file ..... I checked the Nord website 2-3 times yesterday but must have missed that ......

Just tried to install plank again with the same results even though the terminal said it installed one .....

mike@mike-ROG-Strix-G731GT-G731GT:~$ sudo apt install plank
[sudo] password for mike:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
cinnamon : Depends: xapp but it is not going to be installed
nemo : Depends: xapp but it is not going to be installed
plank : Depends: libplank1 (= 0.11.89-4ubuntu1~22.04) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt --fix-broken install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
mike@mike-ROG-Strix-G731GT-G731GT:~$

Frog, can we check all your repositories?

ls /etc/apt/sources.list.d

cat /etc/apt/sources.list

Also, in Software & Updates, are you set to the Main Server or Regional Server? I recall you mentioned (In discussion of VPN) that your regional area is restrictive.

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mike@mike-ROG-Strix-G731GT-G731GT:~$ ls /etc/apt/sources.list.d
apandada1-ubuntu-brightness-controller-focal.list
apandada1-ubuntu-brightness-controller-focal.list.save
aravisian-ubuntu-gtk-theming-focal.list
aravisian-ubuntu-gtk-theming-focal.list.save
aravisian-ubuntu-iconsets-focal.list
aravisian-ubuntu-iconsets-focal.list.save
brave-browser-release.list
camel-neeraj-ubuntu-sysmontask-focal.list
camel-neeraj-ubuntu-sysmontask-focal.list.save
damien-moore-ubuntu-ppa-focal.list
damien-moore-ubuntu-ppa-focal.list.save
exmplayer-dev-ubuntu-exmplayer-qt5-focal.list
exmplayer-dev-ubuntu-exmplayer-qt5-focal.list.save
flexiondotorg-ubuntu-magnus-focal.list
flexiondotorg-ubuntu-magnus-focal.list.save
freedownloadmanager.list
freedownloadmanager.list.save
gerardpuig-ubuntu-ppa-focal.list
gerardpuig-ubuntu-ppa-focal.list.save
home-ungoogled_chromium.list
home:ungoogled_chromium.list
home-ungoogled_chromium.list.save
home:ungoogled_chromium.list.save
linuxuprising-ubuntu-shutter-focal.list
linuxuprising-ubuntu-shutter-focal.list.save
mati75-ubuntu-gimp30-focal.list
mati75-ubuntu-gimp30-focal.list.save
nordvpn.list
nordvpn.list.save
rvm-ubuntu-smplayer-focal.list
rvm-ubuntu-smplayer-focal.list.save
steam-beta.list
steam-beta.list.save
steam.list.dpkg-bak
steam.list.save
steam-stable.list
steam-stable.list.save
tuxinvader-ubuntu-lts-mainline-focal.list
tuxinvader-ubuntu-lts-mainline-focal.list.save
ubuntuhandbook1-ubuntu-apps-focal.list
ubuntuhandbook1-ubuntu-apps-focal.list.save
vivaldi.list
vivaldi.list.save
zorin.list
zorin.list.save
zorinos-ubuntu-apps-focal.list
zorinos-ubuntu-apps-focal.list.save
zorinos-ubuntu-drivers-focal.list
zorinos-ubuntu-drivers-focal.list.save
zorinos-ubuntu-patches-focal.list
zorinos-ubuntu-patches-focal.list.save
zorinos-ubuntu-stable-focal.list
zorinos-ubuntu-stable-focal.list.save
mike@mike-ROG-Strix-G731GT-G731GT:~$

mike@mike-ROG-Strix-G731GT-G731GT:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list

deb cdrom:[Zorin-OS 16 Pro 64bit]/ jammy main restricted

See UpgradeNotes - Community Help Wiki for how to upgrade to

newer versions of the distribution.

deb Index of /ubuntu jammy main restricted

deb-src Index of /ubuntu jammy main restricted

Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the

distribution.

deb-src Index of /ubuntu jammy-updates main restricted

N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu

team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any

review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.

deb Index of /ubuntu jammy universe

deb-src Index of /ubuntu jammy universe

deb-src Index of /ubuntu jammy-updates universe

N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu

team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to

your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in

multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu

security team.

deb Index of /ubuntu jammy multiverse

deb-src Index of /ubuntu jammy multiverse

deb-src Index of /ubuntu jammy-updates multiverse

N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as

extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes

newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.

Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review

or updates from the Ubuntu security team.

deb-src Index of /ubuntu jammy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's

'partner' repository.

This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the

respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.

deb Index of /ubuntu jammy partner

deb-src Index of /ubuntu jammy partner

deb Index of /ubuntu jammy-security main restricted

deb-src Index of /ubuntu jammy-security main restricted

deb Index of /ubuntu jammy-security universe

deb-src Index of /ubuntu jammy-security universe

deb Index of /ubuntu jammy-security multiverse

deb-src Index of /ubuntu jammy-security multiverse

This system was installed using small removable media

(e.g. netinst, live or single CD). The matching "deb cdrom"

entries were disabled at the end of the installation process.

For information about how to configure apt package sources,

see the sources.list(5) manual.

deb Index of /ubuntu jammy-security universe multiverse restricted main
deb Index of /ubuntu jammy-updates universe multiverse restricted main
deb Index of /ubuntu jammy-backports universe multiverse restricted main
deb https://screenrec.com/download/ubuntu stable main

deb-src https://screenrec.com/download/ubuntu stable main

mike@mike-ROG-Strix-G731GT-G731GT:~$

It is set to Main Server ..... the regional area being restrictive I was refereeing to was websites not opening to me because my ISP was not allowed to use their site ..... mostly due to people here pirating sruff .....

Your personally added repositories are all still pointing to Focal instead of Jammy, including NordVPN and Zorin OS...

Your Sources in the Sources.list Directory need to all be replaced with the Jammy versions.
Your sources.list file looks fine, with everything set to Jammy

This would explain all the trouble...

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Interesting ...... so they weren't updated to jammy when I used the upgrader ??????

How do I fix it if the terminal won't allow me to delete them and reinstall the apps ???????? ....

Some of these apps I don't even use any more .....

We need to replace the correct Jammy repositories.

You can copy and paste the Zorin Jammy Source files from the LiveUSB.

Some of your added repositories can just be edited to change the file contents from saying focal to jammy and the file name to say jammy instead of focal.
But some will need to be re-added using the add-apt-repository command.

My theme repos will need to be removed since I have not up'ed anything to Jammy at this time (I have been too busy and have a lot of catching up to do and no one has asked that I do so...)

Anything you don't use, just remove...

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OK thanks ..... I need to think about this for a bit as this looks all to confusing to me right now .... I didn't use a liveUSB to install 17 Pro I just did the upgrader tool not even sure i have the liveUSB downloaded .....

Might be better for me to just go back to 16.3 Pro and wait awhile ..... I think I jumped into something to soon .....

Thanks for all your hard work .... I appreciate it ....

I would take it a step at a time.
You can first just remove any repositories you do not need. You can always re-add them later if you change your mind.
Elevate to root

sudo -i

Then navigate to /etc/apt/sources.list.d and right click to remove.

With that list reduced, you can Focus on fewer tasks.
I can send you copies of the Zorin Jammy repos using mega.io

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I know it seems you have found the solution but I just wanted to throw in that I use Mullvad vpn all day every day on 17 pro and not a problem at all.

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OK we'll give that a try first and see what happens ..... thanks ..... the mega.io would be great .... I'll holler if I get stuck ..... gonna make a hard copy of the list so I can start delete the items from the sources list ....

Also gonna delete everything that doesn't say focal to make the list smaller and less daunting ..... LOL

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That doesn't say Focal? Focal repos are the one to remove. But from your screenshot above, it looks like all of them say Focal in that directory.

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