New to the forums and fairly new to Linux. I consider myself quite knowledgeable when it comes to hardware, but not so much in software. Wanted to learn Linux and reap the benefits.
Anyways, recently built a new HTPC with the following specs:
AMD Athlon 5350 quad-core APU
ASRock AM1H-ITX motherboard
Radeon ES 1x4GB 1600 ram
Cooler Master NA90 external 90w PSU.
Installed Sabayon no problem with the proprietary ATI drivers and all is well from that aspect. However, I'm having a few issues with getting things setup on the network side and with getting netflix to work in FF.
Firstly, when I open samba status, it show this message at the bottom "Error: unable to load smb.conf" and I can't do anything. The conf file does in fact exist, I can even open it in bash no problem. I suspect that is the route of the issue at the moment. I tried re-installing samba through rigo, and reboot the system but the same error occurs. Searches don't return with anything relevant to my situation, so I don't really know what to do next. It also cannot see my windows PC on the network either.
The other issue is with netflix. I live in Canada and on my windows PC I use Chrome with the "hola" extension as a free VPN/mask - this works perfectly - in windows. On my Linux box I have the latest version of FF, wine, and pipelight installed (it automatically installed other necessary components, patched wine and compiled itself on installation through rigo). I also have "Media-Hint" VPN and "user agent overrider" add-ons installed in FF as well. When I try to play a movie/show on netflix, it starts buffering, but when it hits 98-100% it gives me a DRM error message with a link to this page: https://help.netflix.com/en/node/1037
Now there is a new issue that just developed today where my network connection keeps disconnecting and re-establishing itself every 10 seconds or so. Not sure what's going on with that...
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I have searched and tried to fix these issues as much as I can on my own, but I'm at a loss and not getting anywhere.
Thanks in advance.