How-to Install Silverlight Browser Support on Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca LTS 32-64bit Easy Guide

December 11th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Silverlight for Linux Mint



The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Silverlight Firefox and Opera Browser Support by the Pipelight Package for Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca LTS i386/amd64.

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.

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  1. Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Ctr+Alt+T

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  2. How-to Add Pipelight Linux Mint PPA Apt Repo:

    Adding Pipelight Mint PPA
  3. Installing Pipelight for Linux Mint

    sudo 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

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  4. Restart Firefox Browser to Install Silverlight into Wine

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  5. How-to Install Opera Browser on Linux Mint:

    Install Opera for Mint
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