Patrick\’s Bytes

15, May 2008

Browsing Silverlight website with Ubuntu using Moonlight

Filed under: Mono Moonlight,Silverlight — patrickyong @ 11:33 pm

This week project Mono released a Firefox plugin called Moonlight which enables Mozilla Firefox to display Silverlight contents.

I spent one whole night getting Ubuntu 8.04 install in a spare partition and setup Mono Moonlight. Below is the screenshot of a Silverlight website inside Firefox.



Note: does not render yet but this website seem to comes with all basic Silverlight control and runs well on Moonlight, even it’s animated menus

Ubuntu 8.04 comes with Firefox 3.0 Beta 5 and as mentioned in Moonlight’s download page, changes to the way Firefox 3.0 handles <object> tag breaks Moonlight. I found a walkaround here using a script for Greasemonkey addin. You got to install Greasemonkey then only click on this LINK. Which then you will get a prompt as below.


It’s not perfect yet (note the v0.6 version number) as media like sound and movie cannot play on Moonlight yet but its a good start showing another Microsoft interoperability initiative.



  1. […] Moonlight 0.7 and now it works perfectly in Firefox ver2.0 and 3.0 as well. If you followed my workaround for Moonlight 0.6 here, you have to disable to […]

    Pingback by Moonlight 0.7 ships! Silverlight’s homepage rendered in Linux « Patrick’s Bytes — 15, July 2008 @ 12:00 am | Reply

  2. I got greasemonkey, but the link in the article for the sll3unfuck is broken..
    please advice

    Comment by weathertop — 2, July 2009 @ 8:15 pm | Reply

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