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#76 2015-01-14 11:30:07

vedana
Member
Registered: 2013-11-28
Posts: 32

Re: Working Netflix in #!

Hi all,

Thanks for making all this available.
I'm a #! noob and now have to call out for help since what I tried does not work.
I managed to install netflix-desktop, but when I click on a film, an error box appears saying
"There was an error during the plugin initialization!"
I then click OK and it leads me to a Pipelight FAQ page dedicated to this particular issue.
I have tried what is being proposed there but to no avail. I also can't use their webchat, that's why I post here.
I must have messed up something during the installation.

Pipelight plugin version is 2.8.1-1 and is up to date.
Silverlight version 5.1.30514.0

indications to solve this would be very much appreciated!

Thanks in advance

Last edited by vedana (2015-01-14 11:30:40)

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#77 2015-01-14 14:30:40

schwim
#! Die Hard
From: Interweb's #1 Devotee
Registered: 2012-10-11
Posts: 1,031
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Re: Working Netflix in #!

Now that Netflix is available in Google Chrome on linux, I would suggest you use that, instead of chasing issues such as these.

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#78 2015-01-14 15:01:35

vedana
Member
Registered: 2013-11-28
Posts: 32

Re: Working Netflix in #!

Ok thx!

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#79 2015-02-10 21:15:42

nicholasalipaz
#! Member
Registered: 2015-02-05
Posts: 72

Re: Working Netflix in #!

moderator edit:  Mixing Testing and Stable is generally considered a gamble in Debian, even with strict apt pinning.  The instructions in this post carry risks, both known (like installing a foreign libc6) and unknown.
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I haven't read this whole thread, so I am sorry if I repeat something, but this worked for me:

  1. Install Google Chrome by visiting google.com/chrome and installing the correct version for your system.

  2. Add jessie to sources:

    sudo echo -e "deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ jessie main\ndeb-src ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ jessie main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jessie.list
  3. Edit /etc/apt/preferences and add

    Package: *
    Pin: release n=jessie
    Pin-Priority: -10
  4. Update your sources:

    sudo apt-get update
  5. Install libnss3 and libc6 from jessie:

    sudo apt-get install libnss3 libc6 -t jessie
  6. Completely exit and restart Google Chrome if running.

After the above netflix works perfectly for me.

Last edited by pvsage (2015-02-24 08:04:25)

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#80 2015-02-24 06:47:12

typewriterjason
#! Junkie
Registered: 2011-08-28
Posts: 257

Re: Working Netflix in #!

I'm trying this, and every time I get to step 5, it says along with everything else, that locales will be removed... that doesn't seem right to me! (I haven't gone for the installation.)

Here's my response from that last command.

sudo apt-get install libnss3 libc6 -t jessie
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libmozjs20d xulrunner-20.0
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libc-dev-bin libc6-dev
Suggested packages:
  glibc-doc
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  locales
The following packages will be upgraded:
  libc-dev-bin libc6 libc6-dev libnss3
4 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 932 not upgraded.
Need to get 8,024 kB of archives.
After this operation, 13.5 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? n
Abort.

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#81 2015-02-24 08:01:32

Head_on_a_Stick
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From: A world of pure imagination
Registered: 2014-01-21
Posts: 4,797

Re: Working Netflix in #!

typewriterjason wrote:

I'm trying this, and every time I get to step 5, it says along with everything else, that locales will be removed... that doesn't seem right to me! (I haven't gone for the installation.)

Here's my response from that last command.

sudo apt-get install libnss3 libc6 -t jessie
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libmozjs20d xulrunner-20.0
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libc-dev-bin libc6-dev
Suggested packages:
  glibc-doc
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  locales
The following packages will be upgraded:
  libc-dev-bin libc6 libc6-dev libnss3
4 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 932 not upgraded.
Need to get 8,024 kB of archives.
After this operation, 13.5 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? n
Abort.

This method will break a Debian wheezy based system -- do not try to upgrade libc6!

Please read this link:
https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian

Netflix plays natively in Chromium v39+ -- just use Debian jessie instead, that has v40

You could follow johnraff's cheatsheet to convert a jessie netinstall to a #! clone.
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=38994

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#82 2015-02-24 08:08:55

pvsage
Internal Affairs
From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 13,970

Re: Working Netflix in #!

@Head_on_a_Stick:  Thanks for the report, by the way.  I've added a moderator note to the post with the questionable advice.

@everybody:  Please, don't break Debian.  Please don't mix stable with either testing or unstable.  Every time a foreign libc6 is installed in stable, a kitten dies painfully.  Stop the slaughter!

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