Install Pipelight on Ubuntu
Warning: Before you continue the installation you should note that:
- It is strongly recommended to close your browser before installing! Some browsers try immediately to load the plugin which might fail or crash the browser when the installation is not complete!
- Silverlight might contain (like all other browser plugins) security issues – You may want to enable click-to-play for this plugin to prevent an undesired start of Silverlight.
- Pipelight needs to start Wine to execute the pluginloader. This may slow down the start of your browser.
The Pipelight PPA is available for Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives. You can easily install it by running below commands in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) one by one:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install pipelight
You may need to accept a license agreement for a set of fonts during the installation. After it’s done just start your browser, type
about:plugins in the addressbar and hit enter – if the installation went well you should now see Silverlight in your plugin list and everything is ready to run! Pipelight will install Silverlight on the first start of your browser, this may freeze the interface for several minutes (and you may just see a blank page without any progress). There might appear some dialog asking if Mono or Gecko should be installed during the Silverlight installation – you can safely choose no, as this is not necessary to get Pipelight running. After this step, the overall performance of your browser shouldn’t be affected any more.