I am using VLC 1.1.9 on a Dell Latitude D600 with Ubuntu 11.04 and it is taking over my system. Every time I try to open a folder or a file VLC opens instead. I can dig down from "computer" to the folder or file but every other item from the "places" drop down menu will open VLC even if the folder is empty or contains non media files. I uninstalled VLC and the problem disappeared - naturally - but reappeared as soon as I reinstalled VLC. This doesn't happen on my AspireOne which also runs Ubuntu 11.04. Other than hardware,the only difference in the two machines that I can think might affect it is that the Dell has an upgraded version from Maverick whereas the netbook has a clean install of Naty. My only other thought was that is this an Intel / AMD thing as the Aspire has the netbook standard intel gfx chipset whilst the D600 uses an old ATI 9000 series gfx chipset and I did have to install some AMD 2d libs to get it to run smoothly. However I think that might be grasping at straws.