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So my problem is, "when I start netflix-desktop from the icon on my Ubuntu 12.04LTS desktop it opens the window with and 'alert' dialog box and then the 'webpage' that says unexpected response from server.

However when I run 'Netflix-Desktop' from the terminal it will open just fine and I can run it without any errors but it still shows and error in the terminal like this.

root@gabriel-RX885AA-ABA-a6000n:~# netflix-desktop
wine: /home/gabriel/.wine-browser is not owned by you
wine: /home/gabriel/.wine-browser is not owned by you
wine: /home/gabriel/.wine-browser is not owned by you
rm: cannot remove `/home/gabriel/.wine-browser/drive_c/browser-profile/pluginreg.dat': No such file or directory

So does anyone have any ideas. It's not like it's essential to me that it be fixed because I can still run it from terminal but it's easier to run from the desktop rather than from terminal. Also note that I'm not using the Unity desktop.


So I tried following a code set to remove Netflix-Desktop which involved purging the ppa:ehoover/compholio and now i get this everytime I try to do anything. Software Center no longer opens either.

E: Type 'ain' is not known on line 3 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ehoover-compholio-precise.list E: The list of sources could not be read.

I'm just trying to switch over completely from windows but clearly I'm a huge noob.

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Why are you running anything kept in your homedir as root? It's a really neat way to fill it up with root-owned files your user can't alter (and break things, like you're describing). –  Oli Nov 22 '13 at 12:36
    
Oh, makes sense. I guess i didn't remove my root privileges after I installed it, maybe. –  Cruento Nov 23 '13 at 2:00
    
So now how to fix the issue? –  Cruento Nov 23 '13 at 5:22

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