How to Install SilverLight Browser Support on Elementary OS GNU/Linux Easy Guide

March 30, 2015 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install Silverlight for Elementary OS Linux

The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Silverlight Firefox and Opera Browser Support by the Pipelight Package for Elementary OS 0.2-Luna/0.3-Freya/0.4-Loki/5.0-Juno i386/amd64 Linux+GNU.

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 Elementary OS Linux - Featured
  1. Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Installing SilverLight Support Elementary OS Linux - Pantheon Open Terminal
  2. How-to Add Pipelight Ubuntu PPA Apt Repo:

    Adding Pipelight Ubuntu PPA
  3. Installing Pipelight for Elementary OS

    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 Elementary OS Linux - accept license

  4. Restart Firefox Browser to Install Silverlight into Wine

    Install Silverlight for Elementary OS Linux - installing silverlight

  5. How-to Install Opera Browser on Elementary OS Linux:

    SetUp Opera on Elementary OS.

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