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I have customers that need to gain access to data from servers that use Silverlight. This is my workaround for them, and it should hopefully work for you as well.

Moonlight is a Silverlight alternative available for Linux users from the fine people at Novell.

This How To is designed for use on Ubuntu 11.10 using either Firefox 9.0.1, or Chrome (Chromium) version 15.

First I installed libmono-wcf3.0-cil. If you use Synaptic or Ubuntu's Software Center, you can find this by either searching for mono or Moonlight.

You can also install this with apt-get by typing the command: sudo apt-get install libmono-wcf3.0-cil in your terminal window. (Control alt t, unless your using xfce.)

*** This section is for Firefox only ***

I installed a Firefox plugin called:

Disable Add-on Compatibility Checks 1.3
by Kris Maglione

Reinstates the extensions.checkCompatibility preference without respect to the current application version.

This is needed because technically the Moonlight plugin is not yet considered compatible with Firefox 9.0.1., as well as many other versions of Firefox.

I have never had a problem with Moonlight running in this fashion though.

Firefox will ask you if you trust these plugins. Say yes to continue, or this process won't work.

I have never had any problems with viruses or any other intrusions from these authors.

You can find "Disable Add-on Compatibility Checks 1.3" here: Silverlight 3.0 (CLR, CacheMode="BitmapCache")

The reason I suggest that particular test is that your new Moonlight plugin should now handle Silverlight 3.0 extensions with ease, so this is a decent test for our new plugin.

If you see the balls floating, you are the proud owner of a functioning Moonlight plugin.

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getting no gtk found error while installing moonli
writen by: ravindra_sg on 2012-02-08 15:37:36
checking for GTK... configure: error: Package requirements (gtk -2.0 gthread-2.0 atk) were not met:

No package 'gtk -2.0' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables GTK_CFLAGS
and GTK_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

Please help me out.
Thanks in advance
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RE: getting no gtk found error while installing moonli written by ravindra_sg:
Mangled Article
writen by: capngloval on 2012-02-10 10:13:55
I am the author of this little article. Somehow it became mangled here.

Here is the original: http://dennygoot.blogspot.com/2012/01/moonlight-installed-in-firefox-on.html

Slightly Confused,
RE: Mangled Article written by capngloval:

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