How-to Install Silverlight Browser Support on Debian Jessie-8/Stretch-9 32-64bit Linux Easy Guide

October 14th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Getting-Started with Silverlight for Debian Linux



The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Silverlight Firefox and Opera Browser Support by the Pipelight Package for Debian Jessie-8/Stretch-9 i386/amd64 Linux.

Pipelight allows one to run Windows browser plugins in the context of Linux browsers.

To Achieve this Pipelight do:

  • Connects the Windows DLL with the Linux process
  • Translates between platform dependent differences on the NPAPI
  • Uses a Patched Wine version

Pipelight needs to start Wine to execute the pluginloader. This May Slow down the Start of Your Browser.

Install Silverlight for Debian Jessie-8/Stretch-9 Linux - Featured
  1. Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Silverlight for Debian Jessie-8/Stretch-9 Linux - Open Terminal
  2. How-to Add Pipelight Debian Apt Repository:

    Adding Pipelight Apt Repo
  3. For Debian 64bit Only Enable 32bit Arch

    su -c "dpkg --add-architecture i386"
    su -c "apt-get update"
  4. Installing Pipelight for Debian Linux

    su 

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    apt-get install --install-recommends pipelight-multi
    pipelight-plugin --update
    pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight
    exit

    Install Silverlight for Debian Jessie-8/Stretch-9 Linux - accept license

  5. Restart Firefox/Opera Browser to Install Silverlight into Wine

    Install Silverlight for Debian Jessie-8/Stretch-9 Linux - installing silverlight

  6. How-to Install Opera Browser on Linux Debian:

    Install Opera for Debian Linux
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