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JoeinDallas JoeinDallas is offline
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Default Slingbox on Mini 9 with Ubuntu? - 01-03-2009, 05:23 PM

Is anyone able to view their slingbox stream from Ubuntu?

I'm enjoying my new Mini 9, and have been able to customize it to my liking using help from this forum, but... Does anyone know of an easy way to watch my slingbox on my mini? I thought with the release of sling.com I'd be able to "sling" to my browser, but I get an error message saying something along the lines of "wrong OS". I've never used any of the options for running windows apps on Ubuntu, but would that be the way to go?

Thanks for any pointers,
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jaygee87 jaygee87 is offline
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Default Re: Slingbox on Mini 9 with Ubuntu? - 01-08-2009, 10:49 PM

i get an error when trying to install the plug-in in firefox...says that its not supported with this build... :|
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opb123 opb123 is offline
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Default Re: Slingbox on Mini 9 with Ubuntu? - 01-16-2009, 12:28 AM

There are 2 ways to install slingbox under Ubuntu (using wine).

I have a slingbox classic and have run under Mint along with various versions of Ubuntu including my Mini9.

One way is to go to WineHQ and search for sling.

There are step by step instructions at the bottom of this page.
http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.p ... &iId=11492
I did this before I reflashed to Ubuntu 8.10.
It functions pretty good... of course not as good as my desktop.


The other is go to the slingbox forums.
http://www.slingcommunity.com/group/39/ ... for-Linux/
This area was difficult to find...
For Ubuntu 8.10 I needed to goto:
http://www.slingcommunity.com/group/dis ... ipt-1.0xb/
Follow the steps.
For wine 1.12 (the latest) I needed to use Andy's method instead of the Wine HQ steps (mentioned above).
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