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Silverlight dosen't work at Firefox 18.0.2 on linux ubuntu 12.10

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Silverlight dosen't work at Firefox 18.0.2 on linux ubuntu 12.10

Silverlight (Moonlight, in fact) dosen't work at Firefox 18.0.2 on linux ubuntu 12.10.

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Re: Silverlight dosen't work at Firefox 18.0.2 on linux ubuntu 12.10

I forced Silverlight (Moonlight) to install and enable but it did not then work.It has worked ok on some previous versions, but not sure which one it stopped on.

Sometimes extensions appear incompatible but do in fact work. (That problem has probably gone away with official AMO downloads) I suggest you try Ubuntu or Lynux related forums and any Moonlight related ones see if you are able to find any further information.

You may be lucky and get an answer here, but the majority of users here are on Windows.

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Re: Silverlight dosen't work at Firefox 18.0.2 on linux ubuntu 12.10

Works for me on Linux with Firefox 18.0.2 and still works in the current Nightly 21.0a1

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Re: Silverlight dosen't work at Firefox 18.0.2 on linux ubuntu 12.10

Any ideas on what is happening please cor-el

Using Ubuntu

  • I am finding that in Firefox 18.0.2(Mozilla) that the extension is disabled. /questions/950025
  • Whereas in Aurora 20.0a2 (Canonical) it installs but does not seem to work. /questions/950024

I tried the link posted above by cor-el. I also tried a hotmail email with pictures in it as Windows uses Silverlight to run slideshows, and Ubuntu used to be ableto do smilar by using Moonlight.

I have not yet tried with Nightly.
Update I have now, Moonlight crashes./questions/950032

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Re: Silverlight dosen't work at Firefox 18.0.2 on linux ubuntu 12.10

I was also using those questions as a test of the new troubleshooting add-on. It did populate the troubleshooting field but when i look at the questions the information is not included.

I guess it must need some other confirmation step that I missed.

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Re: Silverlight dosen't work at Firefox 18.0.2 on linux ubuntu 12.10

Did you try to edit the install.rdf file and bump the maxVersion?

Note that this installs a Silverlight 4.0.51204.0 version, so if that content requires a Silverlight 5 version then it won't work.

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Re: Silverlight dosen't work at Firefox 18.0.2 on linux ubuntu 12.10

Thanks for the reply.

I do not often use silverlight. I was trying to answer the question from ronaldogo more than sort out my own problems. I forced enabled silverlight initially by using addons/prefs, but editing the install.rdf also works.

However once installed it does not seem to work, it either crashes or does nothing. I have not yet come across any demo that it does work with. I did think i had found one, but it transpired it was not actaully using silverlight!

I will head back to thecontributors thread, this troubleshooting add on is not working for me.

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Re: Silverlight dosen't work at Firefox 18.0.2 on linux ubuntu 12.10

ronaldogo

Silverlight (Moonlight, in fact) dosen't work at Firefox 18.0.2 on linux ubuntu 12.10.

It is obviously possible to install it on fx 18.0.2 did you manage that ?

What site are you trying to use it on does it work for you ?
As you can see I am not having any luck myself.

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Re: Silverlight dosen't work at Firefox 18.0.2 on linux ubuntu 12.10

john99

I appreciate your dedication about this case. I'd tried reinstall Moonlight many times but it doesn't work. The website which I tried to access is www.telecineplay.com.br and signup.netflix.com. Both required Silverlight (Moonlight, infact) installed to see the movies. In other FACs / forums, I didn't find nothing which solve this problem . I'm running out of ideas about what can I do to fix this issue.

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Re: Silverlight dosen't work at Firefox 18.0.2 on linux ubuntu 12.10

Sorry out of ideas, all I can suggest is that you try on Linux forums see if any of them have solutions.