klloyd wrote:You misunderstand.. those commands work fine, for mate, gnome, kde... NOT lxde, openbox, or xfce. No repository is found with same commands in xfce.
I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that Mint repos are Mint repos; it matters not which DE one chooses. IOW, my Mint Xfce system and another's Mint MATE system would have the exact same sources list (until one user or the other chooses to modify the list).
Now the above is assuming that both systems are of the same Mint version
, of course. If I've misunderstood what you're typing - quite possible, since I'm not exactly clear on what you are stating - and you're stating that you're currently using Mint 5 and aren't finding what you're looking for in its repos... That would make sence, because Mint 5 has been obsolete - as in, has been out of its support period - since April, 2011, and, therefore, its repos are no longer maintained (and I would not be at all surprised to learn that they are... gone).
If you're stating that the newest version of Mint that you can run on that netbook or whatever the thing is, is Mint 5 and wondering how you can view/use the Netflix website on it... My guess would be that you can't. Compholio has built/patched a custom setup of Wine in order to get it to install/run the Microsoft OS version of Firefox and Microsoft's Silverlight (IIRC), but to actually work it takes more than that. I'd guess that the reason you cannot run newer versions of Mint - since the change to a PAE kernel wasn't until Mint 13
- has to do with graphics drivers, specifically that you're unable to get the newest version that works with that hardware to work in newer versions of Mint (than 5). You might try contacting Compholio and asking for advice, but my guess would be that he has no interest in developing a special version of his work that will successfully run on an operating system that has been out of support for over two years.
You might find some benefit in doing a web search for linux distros that are specifically tailored to run on such low-spec hardware as the Intel Atom with Ion graphics (surely there are some distros out there that do?), perhaps at least one of them manages to do so with more or less current versions of apps/components? Or, failing that, maybe you would have luck trying to run Debian Old I mean stable, IDK. I did do a little searching and saw "Hi again, just an FYI I tried this now on OpenSuSE 12.2 and it’s still broken with Intel graphics. On my Zotac ION Mini PC with NVIDIA ION graphics and Debian Squeeze 6.0 this works perfectly." So maybe Debian might be a viable solution (depending on how your system's specs compares to that Zotac, and whether or not Debian 6 is still considered current).
Failing that, is it possible to install Android OS - or one of its variants - on your hardware, either directly or through virtualization software such as VirtualBox? If you can, can achieve acceptable performance, and you can get a graphics driver to function well, you could probably view Netflix videos that way.
Or you could use Microsoft's Windows XP OS, since you know you can view Netflix under it. Not a choice that I'd consider to be a palatable one, but if you've already got a legitimate license for XP, it's probably a cheaper method than upgrading your hardware to something decent.
Best of luck to you,