Hello everyone, I’m new to the forums here so I hope this is the correct area to post this issue. I’ve tried installing Netflix via software.opensuse.org: and I got the N8156-6022 error. It’s an internet connection error but my connection is working fine for everything else. I’ve tried reinstalling with no luck. I’m on a 64bit machine with Intel HD Graphics 4000. Other than that, openSUSE 13.1 has been awesome, and in my opinion, trumps all of the other distros I’ve tried. =P Thanks in advance!
Netflix uses the MS silverlight protocol which of course is not a free and open standard. There is a package called moonlight that may work. Also one called pipelight which may be better.
Have a look here
in short, Netflix does not work with moonlight but does work with pipelight.
However, silverlight days at Netflix are numbered as it is (at some undisclosed time) switching everything to HTML5
Thanks for the replies, guys! I’ve tried using pipelight when you guys had suggested it, but even though it says it’s enabled in the browser (firefox), it switches to a page that says I have the wrong OS instead of playing the video. I also opened firefox through the terminal so I could report the error but all it says when I run it is (process:23000): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion ‘sys_page_size == 0’ failed
I thank you very much for your suggestions and for a good first experience here on the forums =)
I wasn’t able to get Netflix running in OpenSUSE, either, and sadly, that’s the reason I left to go back to Ubuntu/Mint. It’s simple to install the the Compholio Netflix-Desktop in a debian based distro (Netflix Desktop), but it’s not on OpenSUSE. If you, or anyone else gets working, step-by-step directions to do so on OpenSUSE with success, that would be great, as I’d really like to use OpenSUSE as my primary desktop.
Since I’m a dual-booter, it’s not a huge issue that it isn’t working, but it would bring me one step closer to going exclusively Linux. You’re right about Debian based distros, in my experience. Netflix works well in Ubuntu/Mint and even in Manjaro (which is based on Arch). I’ll reply here if I ever do get it working, but in the meantime, I’ll be writing Netflix a letter requesting a native client for Linux haha.
Actually I had to use a few workarounds to get pipelight to work in opensuse and they are quite easy to do.
After installing pipelight and getting silverlight installed you need a user agent spoofer for it to work and identify as a windows browser to bypass.
For firefox there is this extension:
for chrome just search for user agent, there are many good tools there.
On 11/27/2013 04:26 AM, MadmanRB pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
> Actually I had to use a few workarounds to get pipelight to work in
> opensuse and they are quite easy to do.
> After installing pipelight and getting silverlight installed you need a
> user agent spoofer for it to work and identify as a windows browser to
> For firefox there is this extension:
> for chrome just search for user agent, there are many good tools there.
I get the following error when trying to install pipelight:
toshiba-lt:~ # zypper in pipelight
Loading repository data…
Reading installed packages…
Resolving package dependencies…
Problem: nothing provides mingw32-cross-gcc = 4.8.2n needed by
Solution 1: do not install pipelight-0.1+2+20130818000040-3.9.x86_64
Solution 2: break pipelight-0.1+2+20130818000040-3.9.x86_64 by
ignoring some of its dependencies
Choose from above solutions by number or cancel [1/2/c] (c):
…In that case, Manjaro will be the next Linux OS I give a spin. I dual-booted with Windows for years simply for Netflix, and the day I read about finally being able to get Netflix running in Wine was the day I deleted my Windows partition.
Someone said that Netflix was moving to html5 which in theory at least should work any where.
Make sure your pipelight repo matches your version, for opensuse 13.1 the repo is:
Index of /repositories/home:/rbos:/pipelight/openSUSE_13.1
Thanks so much for this! Netflix is now working perfectly =D
This is what I used to install pipelight software.opensuse.org:
It’s a great distro. I know what you mean haha. Windows (especially 7) is a nice OS, but it gives nowhere near the freedoms that Linux does. The NSA backdoor doesn’t help either. Btw, I just got Netflix working in openSUSE! I installed pipelight via the link I put in my last post, installed User Agent Overrider as suggested, set it to Firefox 24/Windows, and now it works perfectly! =)
I got these same errors; however, after further research, I found the answer here:
Scroll down to the opensuse section 1.4.
For some reason, the longer string shown there brings in more options --4 instead of 2 – more than just to ditch pipelight or to break its dependencies. Option (1) provides both gecko and mingw32.
Versions supported shown there are openSUSE_12.2 and openSUSE_12.3, but 13.1 is also supported.
So, since I am using openSUSE_13.1, these are the codes I entered:
zypper ar --refresh http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/rbos:/pipelight/openSUSE_13.1/home:rbos:pipelight.repo zypper ref zypper install pipelight
Notice no forward slashes at the final “home:rbos: …”
When you open your browser, the special version of wine with gecko and pipelight will install silverlight. So far, I’ve only checked the Silverlight test page at this location:
The animation showed as expected.
You may need to use a user agent switcher also.
So far, no conflict with other wine programs that I have installed prior to this.
Interesting thread. It would be so great to not have to load Windows in a vm to watch netfix. I’ve installed pipelight, and silverlight seems to be working (the balls thing works). I’m using FF 24 on opensuse 12.3 (64-bit). I’ve installed the UserAgen Override mentioned above. I’ve tried a couple different versions of IE, but I get a message complaining that Avtive-X is disabled. Does anyone have a solution for that?
IE? On openSUSE?
These dep errors should not be there when installing through the one-click provided on software.opensuse.org
Installed on three laptops yesterday, no issues at all.
IE in the User Agent Overide sense. I did the one click. Being lazy, I just selected the first one in the list, which installed from home:Knurpht:pipelight. Maybe I should use a different provider?
Did you try the second choice “Firefox 24/Windows” in the User Agent Overrider? That one worked for me after trying several versions of the “IE–/Windows” options. The ActiveX warning disappeared and I was able to view my movies.
Alternatively and ironically, if you also have the Chrome browser installed, you can select “Firefox on Windows” using the User-Agent Switcher add-on for Chrome. When I tried the “Chrome on Windows” option using that UA, I got a message saying I would have to install a free app from the Windows store that would allow me to watch my movie. No way!
Anyway, both user agents for each of the browsers seem to like “Firefox on Windows”.
Well, isn’t that the nicest thing. It actually works! I did end up changing the repo to this one (remember, I’m on 12.3). And I had to turn off private browsing. And tell User Agent Overider to be Firefox/Windows. But it actually works.
Now, if only there was a way to get Amazon Instant Video to work, but that’s a whole 'nother kettle of fish.