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    Sky Broadband and Linux (Ubuntu)

    This is a discussion on Sky Broadband and Linux (Ubuntu) within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi can anyone help by very simply describing how I get Sky BB to work with Liniux. I have the ...

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      Sky Broadband and Linux (Ubuntu)

      Hi can anyone help by very simply describing how I get Sky BB to work with Liniux.

      I have the usual Netgear router, with Belkin F5D7001 wireless card. I know it should work but its just not happening.

      If anyone can help with an idoits guide I'd be very greatful.

      Thanks in advance


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      Re: Sky Broadband and Linux (Ubuntu)

      It should "just work".


      The router doesn't care what OS the PC uses.


      You need to make sure that you have the right Ubuntu linux driver for your wireless card. Also need Network Manager.


      Which version of Ubuntu do you have?


      When I used 6.10 (Edgy Eft), I had to initially connect via ethernet, so I could download the "Network Manager" app (needed for WPA support). Also needed to use ndiswrapper to let me use my Windows wireless driver under Ubuntu (as the Ubuntu driver for my particular cheapo onboard card didn't work properly).


      Switched to 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)... Network Manager built in. Much easier.


      Planning a clean install of the latest (7.10 Gutsy Gibbon) this weekend.

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      Re: Sky Broadband and Linux (Ubuntu)

      I still don't have skyplayer running on my copy of ubuntu 10.10 . The only way I can get it to run is by install a virtual machine with a 30day trial of windows and then what it through that. I then reinstall my virtual machine every 30 days!

      Has anyone got SkyPlayer to work natively in any Linux Distro?

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      Re: Sky Broadband and Linux (Ubuntu)

      It should just work using Firefox, just booting up my VM running Ubuntu 11.04 and will see what happens
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      Re: Sky Broadband and Linux (Ubuntu)

      Seems to hang at the part of actually loading the channel. Normally SkyPlayer uses Silverlight, which is for Windows. Linux has its own version but it doesn't seem to work
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      Re: Sky Broadband and Linux (Ubuntu)

      Works fine at my end on Firefox. I've got Wine installed by the way.

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      Re: Sky Broadband and Linux (Ubuntu)

      Which Silverlight plugin you using? Mine is the stock one that pops up - Moonlight I think it was

      I only use Ubuntu in a VM for when I need to edit an Android ROM - use Windows 7 otherwise so don't have any issues

      EDIT: Installing Wine at the mo, what do you do to get it working? I'm curious to give it a go
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      Re: Sky Broadband and Linux (Ubuntu)

      Sky player with Moonlight installed works for me on Ubuntu 9.10. I had the problem first that it would only play for a few seconds before but then I installed wine and it went away. With everything installed you should right click on the video area and go through the settings. One of them is to download microsoft codecs. Install these and restart. It should work.

      I installed so much stuff over the years on this pc so I am not sure what exactly is making it work. lol

      Edit: Found this on the Moonlight website:

      We make sure that the plug-in available from this site works on the following platforms: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11, openSUSE 11.x, Ubuntu 9.10, and Fedora 12.

      Older distributions will run Moonlight, but may require that you build Moonlight from source code.


      It could simply be the fact that I've got Karmic Koala.

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      Re: Sky Broadband and Linux (Ubuntu)

      Maybe, I'm using the latest Ubuntu build so chances are it won't work. Ah well
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      Re: Sky Broadband and Linux (Ubuntu)

      So are you a dev? What phones do you cook for?

     

     
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