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

December 11, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install Silverlight for Linux Mint

You are Welcome! 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).

    Ctrl+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 see: How to Enable sudo

    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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