Netflix desktop freezes on LinuxMint 17 - Cinnamon .64

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Re: Netflix desktop freezes on LinuxMint 17 - Cinnamon .64

Postby mr_raider » Mon May 26, 2014 7:56 pm

Is this a laptop with switchable graphics.
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Re: Netflix desktop freezes on LinuxMint 17 - Cinnamon .64

Postby dcovnton » Mon May 26, 2014 10:41 pm

I might be a newbie, but nothing will scare me away from Linuxmint!

I refuse to use MS products!

Since I have a class and need my system functional video and all, and Netflix is just a toy and not a must, I can revert to Linuxmint16.

With Linuxmint 16 I never had any issue with installing or my device.

I like LM17 better (its layout) but can live with LM16 unti this improves.

I do need to thank spearment2 for his efforts and for the record, I am a she not a he!

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Re: Netflix desktop freezes on LinuxMint 17 - Cinnamon .64

Postby iowabeakster » Mon May 26, 2014 10:56 pm

I am a she not a he!


I must humbly beg your forgiveness for the insult! My bad.

I might be a newbie, but nothing will scare me away from Linuxmint!

I refuse to use MS products!


but but but... It's impossible to use Netflix without their horrific DRM solution called silverlight ... :lol:

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Re: Netflix desktop freezes on LinuxMint 17 - Cinnamon .64

Postby irishwoody » Tue May 27, 2014 7:54 am

dcovnton wrote:I might be a newbie, but nothing will scare me away from Linuxmint!

I refuse to use MS products!

Since I have a class and need my system functional video and all, and Netflix is just a toy and not a must, I can revert to Linuxmint16.

With Linuxmint 16 I never had any issue with installing or my device.

I like LM17 better (its layout) but can live with LM16 unti this improves.

I do need to thank spearment2 for his efforts and for the record, I am a she not a he!



Don't give up. I got Mint 17 RC Cinnamon 64 bit working yesterday with Netflix (using firefox 29) pipelight, wine and a user agent swictcher. Threre was a little bit to it but had it going in under an hour. If you get your video dirver issue solved first Im happy to lend a hand and explain all steps I used.

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Re: Netflix desktop freezes on LinuxMint 17 - Cinnamon .64

Postby dcovnton » Tue May 27, 2014 11:40 am

Hi Iriswoody,

Please do share the step on the blog, this way all can learn, I am sure we are not the only ones with this issue.

And I will keep you posted as I give it a try this weekend and thank you.

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Re: Netflix desktop freezes on LinuxMint 17 - Cinnamon .64

Postby irishwoody » Wed May 28, 2014 10:02 am

dcovnton wrote:Hi Iriswoody,

Please do share the step on the blog, this way all can learn, I am sure we are not the only ones with this issue..


OK.. I used infomration from

http://www.webupd8.org/2013/08/pipeligh ... linux.html

and

http://fds-team.de/cms/pipelight-instal ... ection_2_3

so all credit goes to authors of those sites !


the main steps I used were

I installed
1. wine - I used the wine ppa

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$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wine


2. Installed firefox 29 -
think main repository.

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$ sudo apt-get install firefox


3. Then installed pipelight

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$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pipelight-multi
$ sudo pipelight-plugin --update


4. then enabled silverlight

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$ sudo pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight


5. then enabled flash

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$ sudo pipelight-plugin --enable flash




If I recall I then started firefox - it loaded silverlight, it loaded windows version of flash - I had to press Y to accept both licenses

I tested silverlight using the follwoing webpage
http://bubblemark.com/silverlight2.html

If you see the bouncing balls - then thats good !

The final step was to get firefox to report to Netflix that is was running a "windows" version and not a linux version. Here I played with several addons until I got one working correctly
I used a firefox addon called "user agent overrider 0.2.3" by muzulget. It places a little button on bar - when using firefox you than then select what you wish firefox to report as user agent - I picked "windows 64 firefox rev 23" if I recall. I had mixed results with some other similar addons - in one I could specify what firefox reports on a site by site basis and I set the string just for the "www.netflix.com" site

To test and see if you have silverlight and correct string for user agent I sued the foillwoing website
http://fds-team.de/pipelight/

Irishwoody

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Re: Netflix desktop freezes on LinuxMint 17 - Cinnamon .64

Postby dcovnton » Wed May 28, 2014 10:48 am

Hi Irishwoody,

Thank you, I will try and let you guys know.

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Re: Netflix desktop freezes on LinuxMint 17 - Cinnamon .64

Postby Adelante » Wed May 28, 2014 8:23 pm

Thank you, Irishwoody. Your instructions were very clear and Netflix works perfectly. :D
Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon
Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce

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Re: Netflix desktop freezes on LinuxMint 17 - Cinnamon .64

Postby nuckfumbertheory » Sat May 31, 2014 11:46 am

thanks for the write up this helped alot.

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Re: Netflix desktop freezes on LinuxMint 17 - Cinnamon .64

Postby dcovnton » Sat May 31, 2014 9:28 pm

IrishWoody:

I go the damn thing working by doing a resinstall with a fresh download of Mint Mate .64. did the normal commands and low and behold Netflix Work.

I did contact and work with EHoover last weekend and I think he did a workup of his code? He also found that it was stange that Netflix Desktop would work in the manner it did and by the way all video cards work with drivers.

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Re: Netflix desktop freezes on LinuxMint 17 - Cinnamon .64

Postby SC23 » Sat May 31, 2014 11:47 pm

Worked for me, thx IrishWoody. Thx!

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Re: Netflix desktop freezes on LinuxMint 17 - Cinnamon .64

Postby peacefulsam » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:25 pm

Extremly beautiful and lovely!
Thanks mate, it works wodnerfuly with me. I have just finished installing my new Mint 17 Quira and followed your steps, worked perfectly.
Best Wishes & Many Hugs
~Sam~

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Re: Netflix desktop freezes on LinuxMint 17 - Cinnamon .64

Postby sm19546 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:16 am

Thanks for this. This process worked on the 64-bit MATE version, too.

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Re: Netflix desktop freezes on LinuxMint 17 - Cinnamon .64

Postby Domingo Medina » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:28 pm

mr_raider wrote:
dcovnton wrote:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable



you should not install pipelight and then install netflix-desktop, there are many report pipelight does not work right from http://www.namhuy.net/1867/how-to-insta ... edora.html

just use

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$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop


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