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. Only install these plugins if you need them, as they can impact performance and security while browsing the internet.
14.1 Adobe Flash
Install the package freshplayerplugin
, if you need Flash support for some online videos, games and other things (Packman Repository
Installing Flash in the terminal:
zypper addrepo -f http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.2/ packman
zypper install freshplayerplugin
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 Hangouts
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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