View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing vlc on ubuntu 9.04

October 22nd, 2009, 10:21 AM
:guitar:hi! when I try to add vlc to my applications i get the message that there's a conflicting software already installed and tells me to switch to synaptic package manager to resolve the conflicts. how do I know the conflicting application?

October 22nd, 2009, 10:59 AM
Just launch synaptic package manager (its under System->Administration)

Search for vlc, then select the package to install vlc, right click and mark it for installation.

Then apply changes.

The system will find the conflicting software and sort it all out for you.

Hope that helps

October 22nd, 2009, 11:02 AM
I've had that happen before, so now I always use Synaptic or the terminal. It's probably some sort of dependency problem. Synaptic will tell you about it before you install it.