Friday, December 19, 2014

Netflix in Linux Mint 17-how to enable it in Terminal

Pipelight is a plugin that lets you view Silverlight videos in a browser in Linux Mint 17. Here's how you can install it. Pipelight will let you watch Netflix and other services on your Linux system.

1. Open a terminal window.
2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pipelight
sudo pipelight-plugin --update
sudo pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight

(when you get to the white page of the Microsoft EULA agreement tab to OK
and then tab to YES-that disables the white page and you can go on-many folks are stuck there and don't know what to do and shut down Terminal and have to start over)

now open synaptic package manager
type in NETFLIX in the search box
install the two dependencies there-it says python etc etc...
with Linux there is dependencies of all sorts that have to be met to enable all these items....
also Netflix Desktop when it pops up
mark all for installation and hit apply

you will see Netflix desktop in your Sound Video link
it still will need some Wine dependencies met so go ahead and download them
let Wine update the whole Gecko install
it will ultimately install everything and open up Netflix Firefox....enable Silverlight and hit in
the upper left hand corner "allow and remember"

you will be off and watching Netflix on your Linux Mint Awesomeness...................

A Fix from Microsoft for failed update on Dec 10- KB3004394

If you have not installed it yet DON'T...

MS has issued a patch to remove this update from Windows 7 is causing issues with future updating and also AMD video card issues etc etc
please go to this link and download the one appropriate for your system and run it