How-to Install Silverlight Browser Support on Kubuntu 16.10 Yakkety 32-64bit Easy Guide

October 22nd, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Installing Silverlight for Kubuntu Linux

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Silverlight Support for Firefox and Opera Browsers by the Pipelight Package on Kubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak i386/amd64 GNU/Linux.

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.

Install Silverlight for Kubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Linux - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Silverlight for Kubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Linux - Open Terminal

  2. How-to Add Pipelight Kubuntu PPA Apt Repo:

    Adding Pipelight Kubuntu PPA
  3. Installing Pipelight for Kubuntu Linux

    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

    Install Silverlight for Kubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Linux - accept license

  4. Restart Firefox Browser to Install Silverlight into Wine

    Install Silverlight for Kubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Linux - installing silverlight

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

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