View Full Version : [ubuntu] Reinstall vlc

January 17th, 2009, 07:52 PM
If I run vlc, it says there is no skin
if I choose the default skin it dosn't works.
If I reinstall vlc, the same error appears.
if I use purge with apt-get same thing.
How can I get VLC functionally back?

January 17th, 2009, 07:55 PM
Which release are you running? Did vlc work before but now wouldn't?

January 17th, 2009, 07:56 PM
Vlc works until I changed the skin

January 17th, 2009, 07:59 PM
You can try running it from a terminal with some options.

vlc --reset-config
vlc --ignore-config
vlc --help <-- for more info

January 17th, 2009, 09:24 PM
You could just delete vlc from ~/.conf. The next time you start vlc it will be recreated. When uninstalling programs it is best to use complete removal in synaptics or frm the command line use the purge option with apt-get eg:

sudo apt-get purge vlc

This will completely remove vlc and all it's configuration files.


January 17th, 2009, 09:41 PM
i had same problem, purging vlc helped me

January 18th, 2009, 02:01 PM
Thank you all very much

November 9th, 2010, 02:08 AM
logical solution, yet I had to look it up...
thanks for posting :smile: