How to Install Silverlight Browser Support on openSUSE Linux Easy Guide

December 15, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Installing Silverlight for openSUSE

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install the Silverlight Firefox and Opera Web Browser Support by the Pipelight Package for openSUSE 12.x/13.x/42.x/Factory and Tumbleweed i686/x8664 GNOME/KDE Linux.

And Pipelight for openSUSE 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.

How to Install Silverlight Browser Support on openSUSE - Featured
  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Open Terminal
  2. Enable the Pipelight Zypper Repo for openSUSE

    Pipelight Zypper Repo Setup
  3. Installing Pipelight and Silverlight for openSUSE.


    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

    zypper ref
    sudo zypper in pipelight
    pipelight-plugin --update
    pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight
  4. Disabling SELinux for Firefox Plugin Access.

    sudo setsebool -P unconfined_mozilla_plugin_transition 0

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