How to Install Silverlight Browser Support on Xubuntu 16.10 Yakkety 32-64bit Easy Guide

October 22, 2016 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Installing Silverlight for Xubuntu Linux

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install the Silverlight Support for Firefox and Opera Web Browsers by the Pipelight Package on Xubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak GNU/Linux Desktop.

Pipelight allows one to run Windows browser plugins in the context of Linux browsers.

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

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 Xubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Linux - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Silverlight for Xubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Linux - Open Terminal
  2. How to Add Pipelight Xubuntu PPA Apt Repo

    Adding Pipelight Xubuntu PPA
  3. Installing Pipelight for Xubuntu.

    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

    Install Silverlight for Xubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Linux - accept license

  4. Restart Firefox Browser to Install Silverlight into Wine.

    Install Silverlight for Xubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Linux - installing silverlight

  5. How to Install Opera Web Browser on Linux Xubuntu:
    SetUp Opera on Xubuntu.

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