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asked 2012-03-02 13:43:18 +0000

foley gravatar image

i have a netflix account and wanted to watch it using fedora linux anyone know how i can thanks

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I tried this and it installs fine, but as soon as I click on a movie to play it my computer restarts. Is there anything I can do to find a crash report? Anyone else getting this Fedora 19 x86_64

maramyfriend ( 2013-08-23 02:18:32 +0000 )edit

Since it's a third party repository, please get in touch with @davidva personally and he may be able to help you.

FranciscoD_ ( 2013-08-23 02:27:42 +0000 )edit

@maramyfriend netflix-desktop uses wine, a comun bug is about video card drivers (generally Ati) also some Intel's ati/nvidia hybrid card. https://bugs.launchpad.net/netflix-desktop

davidva ( 2013-08-23 22:04:01 +0000 )edit

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answered 2013-08-03 20:55:37 +0000

updated 2013-08-03 20:57:46 +0000

Hi, try install Netflix-Desktop, I packed it ;)

How to Install

32 bits

yum -y install http://sourceforge.net/projects/postinstaller/files/fedora/releases/19/i386/updates/wine-silverligh-1.6-3.fc19.i686.rpm

yum -y install http://sourceforge.net/projects/postinstaller/files/fedora/releases/19/i386/updates/netflix-desktop-0.7.0-7.fc19.noarch.rpm


yum -y install http://sourceforge.net/projects/postinstaller/files/fedora/releases/19/x86_64/updates/wine-silverligh-1.6-3.fc19.x86_64.rpm

yum -y install http://sourceforge.net/projects/postinstaller/files/fedora/releases/19/x86_64/updates/netflix-desktop-0.7.0-7.fc19.noarch.rpm

known errors

Netflix don't play because silverligh 5 is requerided

from a terminal...

rm -rf $HOME/.netflix-desktop

Disable the auto-updater:

1) right-click on the Silverlight plugin once you've launched a movie (or anything that uses Silverlight)

2) choose "Silverlight" (the only option)

3) click the "Updates" tab

4) choose "Never check for updates"

5) click "OK"


press F11 to get into window mode. Then press F10. Go to Options/Preferences ->Advanced-> updates, then disable the automatic browser update.

Netflix Desktop depends thereof Erich Hoover patches, therefore presents the same problems.



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answered 2012-03-02 18:04:24 +0000

ryran gravatar image

updated 2012-03-02 18:05:11 +0000

Google is your friend.

In short: You can't. Yet. Unless you install Windows inside a virtual machine on your Fedora box.

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answered 2014-04-06 20:19:30 +0000

Blanca Higgins gravatar image

I followed How to install Netflix on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Fedora and it works. Note: it works on a real dedicated box, but it does not work on virtualbox.

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Asked: 2012-03-02 13:43:18 +0000

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