How to Install Silverlight Browser Support on OpenSUSE Linux Easy Guide

December 15, 2014 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Installing Silverlight for OpenSUSE Linux

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 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 Linux - Featured
  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

     - Open Terminal
  2. Enable the Pipelight Zypper Repo for OpenSUSE Linux:

    Pipelight Zypper Repo Setup
  3. Installing Pipelight and Silverlight for OpenSUSE Linux


    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    zypper ref
    sudo zypper install 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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