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Old 07-03-2014, 09:07 PM   #1
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how do i get netflix to run on linux mint


I have downloaded pipelight and wine and need to know what is dash?
 
Old 07-03-2014, 09:37 PM   #2
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I think we'll need more detail and context than that.
 
Old 07-03-2014, 09:56 PM   #3
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You will have to add PPA (Personal Packages Archives) in order to install Netflix-desktop package on Linux. Netflix-desktop package included all the packages that necessary like Wine, Microsoft Silverlight plugin...


Code:
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
To install Netflix Desktop on Linux Mint

Code:
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop
You should also install these Suggested packages and Recommended packages for Netflix:

Code:
$ sudo apt-get install javascript-common python-pyxattr-dbg libcapi20-3 libosmesa6 libtiff4 unixodbc
 
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:49 PM   #4
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The current site for pipelight is below and I believe the Netflix Desktop developer is now part of the pipelight team. Check the link below for the proper method to install. Use the link for Ubuntu, works for Mint:

http://pipelight.net/cms/installation.html

Dash is specific to Ubuntu so it may have been mentioned on some web site you were reading. Not necessary or relevant. After following the instructions at the page above, be sure to install either a User Agent Switcher or User Agent Overrider if you are using firefox. Details on this and enabling the plugin at the site below. Also be sure you browser is not open during the install.


http://www.webupd8.org/2013/08/pipel...our-linux.html

Last edited by yancek; 07-03-2014 at 11:52 PM.
 
Old 07-04-2014, 12:17 PM   #5
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The codes you gave appeared to have downloaded. Thanks!! Now, after I download the codes what do I do? Yes I an a newbie

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Hi!

You will have to add PPA (Personal Packages Archives) in order to install Netflix-desktop package on Linux. Netflix-desktop package included all the packages that necessary like Wine, Microsoft Silverlight plugin...


Code:
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
To install Netflix Desktop on Linux Mint

Code:
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop
You should also install these Suggested packages and Recommended packages for Netflix:

Code:
$ sudo apt-get install javascript-common python-pyxattr-dbg libcapi20-3 libosmesa6 libtiff4 unixodbc
 
Old 07-04-2014, 12:38 PM   #6
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Smile I got it!! Thanks!!!

Yes [I] am a NEWBIE BUT, I am learning!! Thanks again!
Quote:
Originally Posted by gor0 View Post
Hi!

You will have to add PPA (Personal Packages Archives) in order to install Netflix-desktop package on Linux. Netflix-desktop package included all the packages that necessary like Wine, Microsoft Silverlight plugin...


Code:
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
To install Netflix Desktop on Linux Mint

Code:
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop
You should also install these Suggested packages and Recommended packages for Netflix:

Code:
$ sudo apt-get install javascript-common python-pyxattr-dbg libcapi20-3 libosmesa6 libtiff4 unixodbc
 
Old 07-04-2014, 01:23 PM   #7
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The Netflix Desktop site below which you probably should have read before beginning. It states specifically that it is not compatible with "vanilla" Wine, so installing the package will uninstall any existing Wine installation. So did you already have wine installed or did you install wine separately? If so, you will likely have problems. Note also on the page they recommend the newer repository, PPA:

Quote:
sudo add-apt-repository ppaipelight/stable
You need to enable Silverlight which is explained in the link I posted above and you also need to have your browser identified as a windows browser. That is also explained in the second link from my previous post.

I have used the method I suggested to install successfully wine-pipelight on Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04 and Mint 17 so I know it works. I never used the Netflix Desktop software so don't know how well that will work.

Last edited by yancek; 07-04-2014 at 01:28 PM.
 
  


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