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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:39 pm    Post subject: Pipelight installation problems Reply with quote

I came across this guide:

http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Netflix/Pipelight

Portage contains 1.6.1. Is this sufficient for Pipelight?

I tried to follow the guide and compile from source. I used the versions specified here:

http://fds-team.de/cms/pipelight-compile-wine.html

But compiling Wine resulted in:

Code:
x11drv_main.c: In function ‘process_attach’:
x11drv_main.c:535:33: error: ‘SONAME_LIBX11’ undeclared (first use in this function)
x11drv_main.c:535:33: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in
make[1]: *** [x11drv_main.o] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/petter/linux/wine-1.7.11/dlls/winex11.drv'
make: *** [dlls/winex11.drv] Error 2


So before I start debugging this issue I would like to know if this is the best way to install Pipelight as of present? Or is using the portage Wine better or will I run into problems later due to missing patches?

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could this be because wine configure will try to find a 32-bit libX11.so?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did emerge emul-linux-x86-xlibs and emul-linux-x86-soundlibs which made wine compile. Still no working netflix. Also nothing else seem to work in the browser either.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pipelight needs some extra package to work besides wine, for example cabextract to extract windows packages and glxinfo for hardware acceleration (not sure if it actually have any effect though). Usually there are error message in the output of firefox and google a few keywords you will find the answer. I just used the pipelight ebuild in paddymac overlay, with wine from the official portage with the pipelight patches. Netflix works fine, cpu/gpu usage is quite high still.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have to download the actual silverlight from Microsoft and install it. Or does Pipelight do the work of silverlight or is it just a wrapper to go around the real thing?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pgu wrote:
Do you have to download the actual silverlight from Microsoft and install it. Or does Pipelight do the work of silverlight or is it just a wrapper to go around the real thing?

I believe the sliverlight plugin is automatically downloaded when you run firefox/chrome for the first time after pipelight is installed, if you start firefox from the console, you should be able to see all kind of download/install information from the console. Pipelight is only a wrapper to wine windows plugins in linux browsers. I think the cpu usage is more or less comparable with simply wine a windows firefox with silverlight installed.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will ask me to download Silverlight.exe whenever I visit a site with Silverlight content. But what do I do with the exe file? I guess it has to be stored somewhere so that Pipelight can find it. Is there a more detailed guide somewhere? Or even some distribution which has Pipelight installed (or that might be illegal).
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pgu wrote:
It will ask me to download Silverlight.exe whenever I visit a site with Silverlight content. But what do I do with the exe file? I guess it has to be stored somewhere so that Pipelight can find it. Is there a more detailed guide somewhere? Or even some distribution which has Pipelight installed (or that might be illegal).

That is strange, for me pipelight just downloaded silverlight plugin automatically to /tmp with some random filename, are you sure you actually enabled pipelight in Firefox? I think you need to run something like "pipelight-plugin --create-mozilla-plugins" after you make install to activate the plugins.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your suggestions hephooey. Yes, I've done that. Basically I've tried to follow

http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Netflix/Pipelight

and

http://fds-team.de/cms/pipelight-compile-wine.html


This is what I see when I do about:plugins:

http://oi41.tinypic.com/20s6new.jpg

I don't see anything in the xterm where I started firefox, other than this message right when I started firefox:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=672671

It would be nice if somebody with a working pipelight could show their about:plugins, i.e. is it using a 32-bit version or 64-bit version of the so file or does it show any other significant information?

When I try to open up the bouncing balls test page I get the MS silverlight download box, when I click that I'm asked to download silverlight.exe.

http://oi39.tinypic.com/10riws5.jpg

Some more output:

Code:
xbmc@i3 ~ $ pipelight-plugin --list-enabled
silverlight5.1
flash
xbmc@i3 ~ $ pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight
Plugin silverlight5.1 is now enabled
xbmc@i3 ~ $ pipelight-plugin --list-enabled
silverlight5.1
flash
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pgu wrote:


This is what I see when I do about:plugins:

http://oi41.tinypic.com/20s6new.jpg



The pages indicates there are something wrong with your pipelight installation. The problem with pipelight is it seems only try to install the real windows plugin once and never try again no matter the first trial is sucessful or not, so if you did not catch the output the first time, you will not have any useful information next time you run firefox. I guess you need to clear up everything and try to trigger pipelight to try again. I would try deleting ~/.wine-browser to start with. But I vaguely remember you need to some extra effort to trick pipelight to retry the installation.

FYI, this is the output of my about:plugins in firefox.

http://i44.tinypic.com/2lma1oj.png
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks hephooey. Do you have a 32-bit only system? If not, is your silverligt .so file 32-bit or 64-bit?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I run 32bit programs in a chroot environment, following this howto
http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/base/amd64/howtos/chroot.xml
so everything is 32bit for pipelight.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you are running your browser and everything in the 32-bit chroot environment?

My next thing to do after I get pipelight working is too see if I can get the XBMC Netflix plugin to work with it. But I guess it might be a small hack to make sure it starts the 32-bit chroot firefix.

But at least somewhere to start in order go get a working reference environment. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm. When I try to run winetricks and install the corefonts the progress indicator stops half way through and says that it can't install it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is weird, the only reason I can think of for winetricks to fail when install corefonts is you do not have cabextract to extract the font packages. You sure you have cabextract? It is needed for pipelight as well...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do have cabextract installed, unless it requires a specific version:

Code:
i3 ~ # equery  -q list cabextract
app-arch/cabextract-1.4
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the same version. I am out of ideas now, but failing to install trivial packages like corefonts probably indicates there is something wrong with your wine...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hephooey wrote:
pipelight needs some extra package to work besides wine, for example cabextract to extract windows packages and glxinfo for hardware acceleration (not sure if it actually have any effect though). Usually there are error message in the output of firefox and google a few keywords you will find the answer. I just used the pipelight ebuild in paddymac overlay, with wine from the official portage with the pipelight patches. Netflix works fine, cpu/gpu usage is quite high still.


How do you install Wine from Portage with the pipelight patches?

I have the Paddymac overlay installed to install Pipelight.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s all much simpler now: http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Netflix/Pipelight
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

reisio wrote:
It’s all much simpler now: http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Netflix/Pipelight


Even simpler: Use Chrome 37+ (so www-client/google-chrome-beta or www-client/google-chrome-unstable) and set your user agent to the Windows version and Netflix will send you to the HTML5 player which will work natively :P

I haven't figured out if the plugins can be pulled from the deb and used with Chromium ... but this did work when I tried yesterday with normal Chrome.

For some instructions: https://plus.google.com/104912707432334684242/posts/1gnbmo63xVa
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you mackal! Native Netflix is fantastic. Now let's see how long it takes for Netflix to remove the user-agent filter.
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