Hi, I had installed Netflix Desktop on Netrunner-OS 12.12.1 using wine and it ran fine.
But now in the newly released Netrunner, after installing the same way I did in 12.12.1, and trying to start Netflix, it prompts me with I need to install true type fonts and asks if I want to do so and I select ok and enter the root password. It then comes back with a prompt that says I did not accept the terms and installation of true type fonts and then I click ok and it goes away and nothing else happens.
What has changed in this OS that would make the Netflix program not install properly?
I mean, I like the newest release for the most part, but if I can’t get Netflix to run, I will be forced to use a different distro.
Not that I want to…
Yes I did! If you would have read the entire thread, you would have had the answer to your question. And NO… Netflix didn’t change anything in this regard because I just got done installing Zorin on my main computer and then Netflix and had not ONE ioda of a problem the very first time!
I’m sorry, but I have already installed Zorin and have a small hard drive
so I don’t want to have two OS’s on this PC.
But maybe you should download Zorin 7 and work with it and see for yourself.
I’m serious when I say that installation of Netflix on Zorin was extremely simple!
I simply used the terminal to enter this code:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop
Then once that was completed, I rebooted the PC and once up, I started Netflix.
Then it started installing the necessary components and I just clicked OK on all.
When that finished, I booted Netflix and immediately was brought to the log-in
screen and I have to say, everything responded smoothly and quickly.
In Netrunner, everything I did, there was a slow “hurry up and wait” type of
response. Like over-burdened resource hog. I even went in and un-checked
the BLUR effect as I had to do in 12.12 for things to work better. But no change
came about in 13.06 .
I feel Netrunner still needs a bit of work, but I do like the OS and would prefer to
use it once it gets better. But for now, Zorin 7 simply Works for me.
This is exactly how it went on my netbook with the tt-fonts installed, it runs netflix exactly like you describe at full speed with fx/transparency on.
I wonder why it didn’t turn out to work on yours.
Hi. I’m having the exact same problem–to a T. Just to let you know, I also have on my computer Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon and Voyager 13.04. On both, everything works normally, as it did in the previous Netrunner. I tried everything outlined in this thread to no avail. I hope you can provide a solution at some point, because Netrunner is my favorite for KDE. Many thanks for the beautiful distro.