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Old 05-04-2014, 10:18 AM   #31
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I to have Zorin taking up space on my hard drive. I now have to learn how to erase Zorin and install Windows 7-32. I have found that I am having all kinds of problem with VPN service. Now that I am using Linux. It is clear to me now. That most if not all VPN company have written there software to cater to Windows OS. I did a test drive using Windows 7 in VM Box. The VPN worked for a while and then stop working for some reason. I live in Thailand and like to watch movies and TV show from Netflix & Amazon. I had HMAVPN until I joined Linux family. HMA just can't get it to work for me. So I canceled my account. I signed up with StrongVPN hoping they would do better. Not the case so far. I tried to install openVPN and blow-it. Can't figure it out????
I use unetbootin to create live USB sticks. It worked grate for Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 but not so good for Zorin.
You need pipelight to actually watch Netflix and you do NOT need a VPN service to watch US Netflix you need a service like unblockus. I used to use a VPN for the exact same reason while it's still nice for shopping I will probably cancel it once I buy plane tickets this summer.
 
Old 05-05-2014, 07:28 AM   #32
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I'm not sure about Amazon but Netflix uses the microsoft Silverlight software. The software you need on Linux to use Silverlight is wine-pipelight. Instructions on how to install it on Ubuntu (as well as several other distributions) are at the site below. The Ubuntu instructions should work for Zorin as it is derived from Ubuntu. I installed it on Ubuntu and it worked fine.

http://fds-team.de/cms/pipelight-installation.html

I don't have any knowledge of VPN so can't help you with that.
Thanks for the info. I am aware of the Silverlight software. and have it installed. The problem is the software provided by my VPN service. That service is Hidemyass. I can not get it to work. One of there tech did a remote setup on my computer. And it still would not work. I finely got so feed up I closed my account with HMA. I had StrongVPN do a remote install. Which was successful, but when I try to watch anything using StrongVPN Two minutes into the movie the movie goes into refresh/buffer mode and never recovers. For the last 4 years I have used HMAVPN with Windows 7 and never had a problem. It is time for the Linux community to put together a workable system for VPN's It is clear that the VPN provider are not capable of writing Linux programs. That is my call to arms.
 
Old 05-05-2014, 09:44 AM   #33
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My approach is that if they dont make a program available for Linux then I simple wont use their service.

That is why up to today I haven't bough a Netflix subscription, I haven't created an iTunes account, and I don't buy movies from Amazon prime. And just a couple of years ago I wouldn't sign for Steam neither.

But I know for sure there are people using VPN under Linux just fine.
 
Old 05-05-2014, 09:54 AM   #34
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You don't need a VPN to watch US netflix from outside the US you need a DNS service. I use unblock us, you add their DNS to your resolv.conf and watch netlix/hulu+/Amazon Prime to youor hearts content.
 
Old 05-06-2014, 08:27 PM   #35
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You don't need a VPN to watch US netflix from outside the US you need a DNS service. I use unblock us, you add their DNS to your resolv.conf and watch netlix/hulu+/Amazon Prime to youor hearts content.
Thanks Chris, I attempted to install DNS on my desk top computer and ended up blocking my access to the Internet. I am not operating wireless. So I plunged in my lap top into my router and it work just fine. To fix my mistakes I did a new Ubuntu install Chris I am getting feed up with trying to make lenux preform pipeline connections. I have a duel-boot on my desktop Ubuntu/Zorin I am going to dump Zorin and install Windows 7-32. At least I know that 90% of the VPN serves out there will work just fine on Windows.
 
Old 05-07-2014, 02:39 AM   #36
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Here is my resolv.conf
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:23 AM   #37
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[QUOTE=Germany_chris;5166111]Here is my resolv.conf[/QUOTE

Chris, I am not sure what I am to do with information. Would you please explain the steps. Something like this: sudo apt-get XXXXXXXX=XX_ XXXX (hit enter) etc, etc.
 
Old 05-07-2014, 06:05 AM   #38
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There is probably a GUI tool to do what I'm about to describe and I'm sure you could google it but...

open terminal

su hit enter then enter your password

nano /etc/resolv.conf

hash out what ever settings are input in there by your router with a #

to add you DNS settings you type

nameserver xxx.xxx.xx.xx

then hit control x then y enter

You will need to make that file unchangeable because it will refresh every time you boot so..

chattr +i /etc/resolv/conf

^^That is inelegant but it works and others will explain why it's inelegant and maybe show something better

if you need to change it again

chattr -i /etc/resolv.conf

remember do all this as root/superuser

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My only advise to you as a new linux user is to always use google and search specifically what you want and always join your distro specific forum

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Old 05-07-2014, 06:22 AM   #39
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I'm not convinced about this
Code:
su then enter your password
That attempts to log you in as root, but with your own environment and uses your passwd, not root's ...

You either need
Code:
su -
then root passwd.
The '-' ensures root's env, not yours.

Alternately, if you have sudo setup for your user
Code:
sudo su -
then your passwd.


Also, 'chattr +i', not '1' .
 
Old 05-07-2014, 08:48 AM   #40
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better?
 
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My only advice to you is to never use google...
 
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