How to Install Moonlight (Silverlight) on Ubuntu

Moonlight is an open source implementation of Microsoft Silverlight for Unix systems. With Moonlight you can access videos, applications and content created for Silverlight on Linux.
(Source: go-mono.com)

To install Moonlight plugin, go to http://www.go-mono.com/moonlight/

If you can't access above page, try this:  http://mokeke.sytes.net/downloads/linux/Novell_Moonlight/

Chromium

In Ubuntu 64-bit, Chromium Moonlight plugin doesn't worked for me. While after I tried something and worked! Here are the steps I followed.

Step 1. I downloaded 64-bit Moonlight plugin for Chromium from www.go-mono.com.
(Note that 64-bit is for me. You may need 32-bit)

Step 2. I renamed the downloaded file extension from .crx to .zip and extract the content to Chromium plugin folder which it is /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins

To do this by terminal: 

$ mv novell-moonlight-3.99.0.3-x86_64.crx novell-moonlight-3.99.0.3-x86_64.crx.zip

$ sudo unzip novell-moonlight-3.99.0.3-x86_64.crx.zip -d /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins

Step 3. I started Chromium and Moonlight plugin worked for me.

Firefox

In Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit, Moonlinght plugin for Firefox v12 worked easily just by installing the plugin.

After updated to Firefox v13, Moonlight plugin disabled. I removed and reinstalled the plugin and it start working again. 

Test If Moonlight / Silverlight Is Installed

Sometimes I am looking for a sample to test if installing success and Silverlight application works.
If you are also in same situation, you can try the silverlight audio player (developed by me) that currently used in the following pages.

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editor 7/10/2013 9:36:02 PM
It looks like temporary error. You can try to download the plug-in from
http://mokeke.sytes.net/downloads/linux/Novell_Moonlight/
Name 7/10/2013 8:21:40 PM
I got this message when y try to download Moonlight plug in: Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /moonlight/ on this server.
Apache/2.2.22 (Ubuntu) Server at www.go-mono.com Port 80
Name 11/6/2012 10:55:56 PM
Jazaka Allah khairun.
Lorenzo 9/28/2012 10:46:20 AM
It works! Thanks a lot:)
Name 9/28/2012 1:28:14 AM
Hi Lorenzo,
You can try to right click and save target as the link. So, you can download the file to the Downloads folder.
Lorenzo 9/27/2012 3:03:25 PM
Hi. I downloaded 64-bit Moonlight plugin for Chromium 64 -bit but I can't find it anywhere.Nor in downloaded files neither in the chromium plugin folder...I don't understand:(
m1gin 6/5/2012 3:14:12 PM
Hi kate,

You can run nautilus (a file manager) as root by pressing Alt + F2 and typing following command:

gksudo nautilus

Then copy/extract the files using this instance of file manager.
kate 6/5/2012 2:58:01 PM
I try to do the same on ubuntu 11.10 with chromium, but when i try to extract there is error. " you don't have privileges to extract to the folder plugins. what can i do ?
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