How-to Install Silverlight Browser Support on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena LTS

January 26th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Enabling Silverlight Support on Mint Linux




Hello Mint User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Silverlight Firefox and Opera Browser Support by the Pipelight Package for Linux Mint 18.1 Serena LTS i386/amd64 Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce GNU+Linux Desktop.

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

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 18.1 Serena Linux - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Silverlight for Linux Mint 18.1 Serena 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 18.1 Serena Linux - accept license

  4. Restart Firefox Browser to Install Silverlight into Wine

    Install Silverlight for Linux Mint 18.1 Serena Linux - installing silverlight

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

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