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    VLC wont open

    VLC wont open, nothing happens at all. I ve uninstalled it and re-installed, still have the same problem, anyone got know what could be wrong ?
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    Re: VLC wont open

    Try to open it in terminal with command vlc and report back any errors that appear.
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    Re: VLC wont open

    +1 ajgreeny

    also tell us what is your system too.

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    Re: VLC wont open

    :~$ vlc
    VLC media player 2.0.8 Twoflower (revision 2.0.8a-0-g68cf50b)
    [0x1cfaa38] fbosd interface error: cannot open /dev/fb0 (No such file or directory)
    [0x1cfaa38] main interface error: no suitable interface module
    [0x1ccb108] main libvlc error: interface "default" initialization failed

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    Re: VLC wont open

    tools -> preferences -> check or uncheck "integrate video in interface"

    see if that make a difference

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    Re: VLC wont open

    Whereabouts is "tools" ?

    Cant find it in ubuntu system settings and VLC wont open so cant do it via VLC's gui.
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    Re: VLC wont open

    Try command
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    vlc -I ncurses
    to see if it starts in commandline interface.

    If it does we need to look at other installed packages than the single vlc one. It might be worth trying purging all *vlc* packages (7 of them on my Xubuntu 12.04) and reinstalling all of those in case one of them is corrupted in some way.

    Search for all *vlc* packages with synaptic for easiest way, in my opinion.
    Last edited by ajgreeny; February 10th, 2014 at 01:48 AM.
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    Re: VLC wont open

    It does, but I cant find anything marked as "tools" or any way to get into preferences
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    Re: VLC wont open

    You can try allowing the creation of a new vlc config file by running:

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    mv $HOME/.config/vlc/vlcrc $HOME/.config/vlc/vlcrc_bak
    and then starting vlc...
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    Re: VLC wont open

    hold a second ! this may not be relate to vlc, only. how are totem and mplayer behaving ? any problem there?

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