How-to Install Silverlight on Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya LTS Easy Guide

July 4th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Enabling Silverlight Support on Mint Linux




Hello Mint User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install Silverlight on Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya LTS i386/amd64 Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce GNU+Linux Desktop.

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

First of all Pipelight make use of Wine to run Windows browser plugins like Silverlight in the context of Linux browsers.

And 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



How-to Install Silverlight on Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya - Featured
  1. First Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How-to Install Silverlight on Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya - Open Terminal
  2. How-to Add Pipelight Linux Mint PPA Apt Repo:

    Adding Pipelight Mint PPA



  3. Finally to Installing Pipelight for Linux Mint

    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
    exit

    How-to Install Silverlight on Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya - accept license

  4. Then Restart Firefox Browser to Install Silverlight into Wine

    How-to Install Silverlight on Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya - installing silverlight

  5. How-to Install Opera Browser on Linux Mint:
    Installing Opera on Linux Mint

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