How-to Install Silverlight Browser Support on Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS Easy Guide

June 19th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Enabling Silverlight Support on Mint Linux




The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Silverlight Firefox and Opera Browser Support by the Pipelight Package for Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS i386/amd64 Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce GNU+Linux Desktop.

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 Linux Mint 18 Sarah Linux - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Silverlight for Linux Mint 18 Sarah Linux - Open Terminal
  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

    Install Silverlight for Linux Mint 18 Sarah Linux - accept license

  4. Restart Firefox Browser to Install Silverlight into Wine

    Install Silverlight for Linux Mint 18 Sarah Linux - installing silverlight

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

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