How-to Install Silverlight Browser Support on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial 32 / 64bit Easy Guide

March 27th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Silverlight for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial GNU/Linux




The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Silverlight Firefox and Opera Browser Support by the Pipelight Package for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS i386/amd64 GNU/Linux Desktop.

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

Especially relevant: Pipelight has been Discontinued and is Not Working in PPAPI Browsers with the best Security features.

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.

Microsoft Silverlight is a powerful tool for creating and delivering rich Internet applications and media experiences on the Web.

Install Silverlight for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Linux - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Silverlight for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Linux - Open Terminal
  2. How-to Add Pipelight Ubuntu PPA Apt Repo:

    Adding Pipelight Ubuntu PPA



  3. Installing Pipelight for Ubuntu

    sudo su

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

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

    Install Silverlight for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Linux - accept license

  4. Restart Firefox Browser to Install Silverlight into Wine

    Install Silverlight for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Linux - installing silverlight

  5. How-to Install Opera Browser on Ubuntu Linux:
    SetUp Opera on Ubuntu.

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