In this article we’re going to show you how to install silverlight on Ubuntu. Silverlight is Microsofts answer to adobe Flash. While it’s not so popular among the web, there are some websites that require silverlight to be installed to work correctly. This guide has been tested in Ubuntu 14.1 and Mint 17.1. Theoretically it will work in other Linux Distros based on Ubuntu or Debian.
Install silverlight on Ubuntu 14.1
Before we begin Silverlights installation, we must do a full update on our operating system. Open a terminal and type the following command:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y
Remember that terminal commands are case sensitive so you need to type them exactly as you see them here. Also, when we get asked for our password, while we type it, we’ll not see anything(like asterisks or dots). We just write the password and press “enter”.
After the update is complete, we restart by typing:
After the restart we open our terminal again and we type the following sequence of commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable -y sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y pipelight
You’ll see at some point during the installation a window that asks you to accept the licence agreement. You just press “OK”. On the next step you must accept the licence terms by pressing “Yes”.
After the installation is fully complete we type the following commands:
sudo pipelight-plugin --update
sudo pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight
After the last command you will see the message “Plugin Silverlight5.1 is now enabled” which means that Silverlight installation has been completed successfully.
Last step is to do a restart with “sudo reboot”.