I use a combo of SSD and Hdd. Netflix
on linux , It now works great!!!!
Had to force architecture change to accept 32 bit progs by adding ia32libs. Then I got closer to a successful install. Next I had to downgrade xorg/xserver from 1.13 to 1.12 and my ati radeon drivers from the new default mint radeon drivers (~'gallium cedar'?, i forget what it was called) to the fglrx (i also first tried fglrx-legacy but that failed) with amdccc and set up the new driver configs. Reboot and ....
After that, the NETFLIX desktop install was complete and I commenced playing movies perfectly.
I did notice sometimes that occasionally the firefox window which netflix plays in would temporarily freeze at the initiation of a movie, but I resolved this by grabbing the window edge (the vertical axis and the horiz axis) to change its size and then goto full screen (f11/escape) and back out of full screen again. This change in window dimensions would 'reset' the graphics within the window resulting in a normal viewing of a movie with perfect audio and visual.
Thanks for everyone's insight, I appreciate the help. The ATI Radeon part was tricky like usual with various distros because its easy to get stuck with a 'no display' environment, so had to be careful and take my time. But there is beneficial docs available to guide this process. See below for help.
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