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I been trying to get ElectronPlayer(for Netflix) to work on Lubuntu, it does seem to install successfully but I cannot find where it installed to open it, and when trying to open it via the terminal, it doesn't open.

I was able to get ElectronPlayer to work on Ubuntu with no problems, but I really prefer to use Lubuntu.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Edit: I am using Lubuntu version 19.04 and tried the Discover Software Center to install ElectronPlayer.

I also do not have much experience with Linux.

Thanks, David

  • Telling us your release of Lubuntu maybe useful; Lubuntu 18.04 LTS uses LXDE, where as Lubuntu 18.10 upwards use LXQt. How did you install ElectronPlayer also? Snap (snapcraft.io/electronplayer) or other? – guiverc Jul 15 at 5:00
  • if you install chrome downloaded from google netfilx will just work – Joshua Besneatte Jul 15 at 5:18
  • you could try a couple things to find it... try something like ls /usr/bin |grep -i electron or if you install locate then you can easily search your drive for the application... if you want to get really old school you could use "find" (man find) but I find it very slow – Joshua Besneatte Jul 15 at 5:21
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Relative to what ships with 19.04, you need to upgrade to snapd 2.39.2+19.04 for Electron Player to show up in the "Other" category of the menu. Additionally, this upgrade will need to be in place in order for a functional version of Electron Player (2.0.7 rev 9) to be installed correctly.

Oddly, upgrading snapd in Discover does not seem to provide the fix, so to upgrade snapd:

  1. Open System Tools → Qterminal
  2. Enter sudo apt update && sudo apt -y install snapd and press Enter
  3. When asked for your password, enter it and press Enter

While you're there you can easily install Electron Player from the terminal:

  1. Enter sudo snap install electronplayer and press Enter
  2. Enter your password if asked and press Enter
  3. When completed, run it by entering electronplayer and pressing Enter

Since you already have Electron Player installed, you could upgrade snapd as above, but you would still face problems if you try to run Electron Player:

(electronplayer:2917): Gtk-WARNING **: 00:15:17.454: cannot open display: :0

To ensure that everything is working correctly, remove then install Electron Player: sudo snap remove electronplayer && sudo snap install electronplayer.

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