Updated: 15 February, 2016
14. Browser Plugins
Many websites require various browser plugins to be installed to function as expected. Here are some plugins that you may want to install.
14.1 Adobe Flash
Install the package flash-plugin
, if you need Flash support for some online videos, games and other things (Adobe Flash Plugin Repository
Installing Flash in the terminal:
zypper addrepo -f http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/x86_64/ adobe-flash-plugin
zypper install flash-plugin
You will get a warning about a missing GPG-key.
Java web applets are used for games, home banking in some countries, and various other things.
Install the package java-1_8_0-openjdk-plugin
with the package manager if it isn't already installed.
Installing Java browser plugin in the terminal:
zypper install java-1_8_0-openjdk-plugin
14.3 Video and Audio Streaming
To get support for various multimedia streams in Firefox and other browsers, install the package xine-browser-plugin
Installing multimedia plugin in the terminal:
zypper install xine-browser-plugin
14.4 Microsoft Silverlight
Microsoft have created something called Silverlight to compete with Adobe Flash in making the web require proprietary extensions.
As you'd expect Microsoft do not
provide an official plugin for GNU/Linux, but there is something called Pipelight
bringing Microsoft Silverlight to the GNU/Linux platform. You can find Pipelight packages for openSUSE here
Netflix will play in the latest Google Chrome Browser, without any need for Microsoft Silverlight.
14.5 Google Voice and Video Chat
Google provide voice and video chat with Google services on GNU/Linux with a browser plugin. Download the RPM files for openSUSE here:
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