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Old December 30th, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Netflix on Ubuntu

Found the following, thought I would post it here. If running ubuntu or any of the other ubuntu distros like mint, kubuntu, etc... you can now run netflix in linux. It does work. I have it on two computers. Video is a bit choppy on my computers but I have low end computers from walmart.

To install

1. Start terminal

2. $ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio

3. $ sudo apt-get update

4. $ sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop

5. do a root search for netflix in the file manager

6. click on the file with the netflix icon beside it so it will finish the install.

Thats all

some notes...

on step 4, when it stops at a screen that says "configuring ttf-mscore-fonts-installer" press tab then enter to accept the microsoft eula. Do the same on the next screen.

on step 6, you will get an error popup that says something about checksum error, not installing corrupt file - just continue.

Netflix will not support this workaround so use at your own risk.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 07:31 PM
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Thanks Dan...
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Old December 31st, 2012, 05:15 AM
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Well I found the Netflix icon and clicked and it installed some additional files then eventually came to a dialog box that said "It appears that you do not have extended file system attributes enabled, please enable the user_xattr option for your filesystem and try again".
I'm not quite sure what that means or how to do it. Can someone help me? I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

Thanks

Jim
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Old December 31st, 2012, 06:37 AM
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Hi Jim,
I have not tried this but look here if you will.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2084592
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 04:38 AM
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Thanx Jaytee. I got it to work. After I followed that line of code with the "xattr" in it, I did some more downloading to wine "ghecko" and something else I forget. All seems to be functioning OK.
Thanx
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 05:11 AM
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Good to know Jim.
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