Re: Linux and Silverlight?
I believe Silverlight has been abandoned by Microsoft as almost nobody developed anything with it. Moonlight development stopped in 2011 too. I never got anything to work in Moonlight, in my extremely limited testing.
Sorry it doesn't help you. There might be alternatives for TV-watching that you could try?
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.