enable silverlight5.0 get 5.1.30214

Asked by Patrik Kubert


I want to use Silverlight 5.0.61118.0 for a website, so I deactivated Silverlight 5.1 and acticated 5.0. But when I now start firefox it still tells me it is using 5.1, so I tried it several times with restart, cleaning cache, deactivating/activating etc. in any order but it still does the same.

Do You know why?


edit: perhaps I'll give you some additional information before you ask:
Arch Linux (Kernel 3.16)
Firefox 31.0
Pipelight 1:

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Sebastian Lackner (slackner) said :


the main reason why people want to use a old version of Silverlight is because of the lower DRM restrictions. Some sites don't work with the new version, but work well when switching to 5.0. Unfortunately then often the version checks on websites cause trouble, so we decided to return a fake version to the browser.

See: /usr/share/pipelight/configs/pipelight-silverlight5.0

--- snip ---
# fakeVersion allows to fake the version string of Silverlight
# Allows to get around some version checks done by some websites
# when using an old version of Silverlight.
fakeVersion = 5.1.30214.0
--- snip ---

To find out which version you're using right now, the only reliable way is to look at the filename displayed in about:plugins, or by running "pipelight-plugin --list-enabled-all". When only silverlight5.0 is listed then you are using the right version.
Right-clicking is also _no_ reliable way to find out the current version number (this depends on the Silverlight version which was installed first, but is not changed on updating/downgrading).

If you want Silverlight to return the real version number to the browser, you can just comment the "fakeVersion = ..." line in the config file. The recommended way is to copy it to ~/.config/ or /etc/, and then do the modifications there.


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