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I was formerly an Arch user, but with Ubuntu's Netflix-Desktop I figured it might be easier to get Netflix running. So I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Arch.

I was wrong, it was not easier. Both installed correctly. Netflix gave me the operating system requirement screen, so I installed a User Agent Switcher. Then, it proceeded but said I needed silverlight. So pipelight did not work. I resorted to Netflix Desktop.

I followed the guide step by step with no displayed errors. But after installing Netflix Desktop, wine asked me to install two things. I allowed it. After it was done, Netflix Desktop wouldn't open. However one question ( Netflix desktop doesn't launch when I click on it ) led me to entering

netflix-desktop --showdebug

this gave me

################################################################################
# OpenGL Diagnostics                                                           #
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Direct Rendering: Yes
OpenGL Vendor: Intel Open Source Technology Center
OpenGL Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel(R) 945G 
OpenGL Version: 1.4 Mesa 10.1.3
GLX Version: 1.4
################################################################################
# Firefox                                                                      #
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rm: cannot remove ‘/home/solas/.wine-browser/drive_c/browser-profile/pluginreg.dat’:              No such file or directory
/usr/bin/wine-browser: 1: eval: -no-remote: not found

I don't know what to do.

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possible duplicate of Is there a way to stream Netflix? –  Mateo Sep 6 at 19:48

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I had the same problem and took a look into /usr/bin/wine-browser, which is a shell program. The -no-remote complaint is coming from this line:

eval ${FIREFOX} -no-remote -profile "${FIREFOX_PROFILE}" "${URL}" 2>>${OUTPUT} &

You don't have Firefox installed. Earlier in the script, $FIREFOX is set to the output of which firefox with no error checking.

You can also run with --no-pipelight and it will use a wine-installed version of Firefox. In this mode I had some trouble with alt-tab behavior.

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