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Netflix Install Issues

Postby Ronjon17 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:33 am

Hello All,

I am a brand new linux user so I apologize in advance for my newb questions. Got tired of Windows 8 and just wanted to do something new - so tried it out. So far lovin it and learning a lot.

Anyways the issue -- I followed the instructions to install Netflix Desktop as instructed here:

http://lifehacker.com/5963726/netflix-f ... esktop-app

And I keep getting error messages after following the second command. Specifically, at the end of the update/install cycle I get a prompt for "The following new packages will be installed:" (lots of line items here) then, it asks if I want to continue. When I prompt yes, I get the following errors (sorry for the lengthy string, but all of them look like errors):

debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable
(Reading database ... 126535 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking ttf-mscorefonts-installer (from .../ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.4ubuntu3_all.deb) ...
debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.4ubuntu3_all.deb (--unpack):
subprocess new pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
Unpacking wine-browser-installer (from .../wine-browser-installer_0.6.1~quantal_amd64.deb) ...
debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/wine-browser-installer_0.6.1~quantal_amd64.deb (--unpack):
subprocess new pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
Unpacking netflix-desktop (from .../netflix-desktop_0.6.1~quantal_all.deb) ...
debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/netflix-desktop_0.6.1~quantal_all.deb (--unpack):
subprocess new pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
/var/cache/apt/archives/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.4ubuntu3_all.deb
/var/cache/apt/archives/wine-browser-installer_0.6.1~quantal_amd64.deb
/var/cache/apt/archives/netflix-desktop_0.6.1~quantal_all.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)


I've searched quite a bit and tried some commands including removing and reinstalling dpkg, killing processes etc, but nothing seems to work. Any suggestions??

Oh and I'm running Linux Mint 14 KDE -- not sure how much that matters, sorry complete newb!

Thanks in advance,

Ron
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Re: Netflix Install Issues

Postby Ronjon17 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:20 pm

Anyone? Can't believe I'm the only one with the issue --- or that the issue is unresolved....

Fresh install of KDE btw, no changes to it. Just Netflix and that's it.
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Re: Netflix Install Issues

Postby proxima_centauri on Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:07 pm

Quick google search reports some using doing the following for a fix
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sudo rm -rf /var/cache/debconf/*
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Re: Netflix Install Issues

Postby 3fRI on Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:57 pm

I've managed for Netflix to work in LM 13 and 14 in both Cinnamon and Xfce flavors. Ive also installed the Netflix desktop in Bodhi Linux and CrunchBang, but so far I can't get it to work in LMDE Cinnamon, even though I used a slightly modified cli than the method in the method in CrunchBang by changing a reference to geany to gedit (see:http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?pid=281492).

Does anyone have a fix for LMDE? :?:
System 76 Pangolin: 4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz, CrunchBang 11 Waldorf 64-bit
iMac 21.5: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz, dual boot Mac OS 10.6.8, CrunchBang 11 Waldorf 64-bit

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