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    VLC player fails after upgrade to 10.10

    Hello,

    Since I upgraded to 10.10 my VLC player wont work at all, I tried the advice in this thread:

    http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=86092

    which was to enter:

    vlc --reset-config --reset-plugins-cache

    in console but I got the following result:

    *********@*********:~$ vlc --reset-config --reset-plugins-cache
    VLC media player 1.1.4.1 The Luggage (revision exported)
    Blocked: call to unsetenv("DBUS_ACTIVATION_ADDRESS")
    Blocked: call to unsetenv("DBUS_ACTIVATION_BUS_TYPE")
    [0x98c58fc] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
    [0x9a2ec44] skins2 interface error: no suitable dialogs provider found (hint: compile the qt4 plugin, and make sure it is loaded properly)
    [0x9a2ec44] skins2 interface error: cannot instanciate qt4 dialogs provider
    [0x98c58fc] main libvlc error: interface "default" initialization failed

    So its a total fail and I have no idea what to do, if someone could please help me it would be much appreciated..

    thanks,

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    Re: VLC player fails after upgrade to 10.10

    I just purged VLC and can't reinstall it either, I think this may be a bug

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    Re: VLC player fails after upgrade to 10.10

    What do you mean you can't reinstall it? Any error messages?

    Being vague doesn't help anyone help you.
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    Re: VLC player fails after upgrade to 10.10

    I purged VLC through the command line, then in the Synaptic Package manager when I have attempted to reinstall I get this:

    The following packages have unresolvable dependencies. Make sure that all required repositiries are added and enabled in the preferences:

    vlc:
    Depends: vlc-nox (=1.1.4-1ubuntu1.3) but 1.1.4.1-1~lffl~lucid~ppa1 is to be installed
    Recommends: vlc-plugin-notify but it is not going to be installed
    Recommends: vlc-plugin-pulse (=1.1.4-1ubuntu1.3) but 1.1.4.1-1~lffl~lucid~ppa1 is to be installed

    I used to use VLC all the time to watch videos and I need it specifically at the moment to rotate a video 90 degrees so I can upload something to youtube someone is waiting on.

    Ever since I upgraded to 10.10 it wont start at all, I have no idea why


    Thanks for your inquiry
    Last edited by whowinsdares; February 6th, 2011 at 03:54 PM. Reason: to make the post easier to read

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    Re: VLC player fails after upgrade to 10.10

    Can you post the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list in code tags please.
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    Re: VLC player fails after upgrade to 10.10

    Ah, you should have mentioned you're getting VLC from a PPA. When you upgrade, the system disables all PPAs, so that they don't cause conflicts during the upgrade. You have to enable the new PPA for your new version after the upgrade.

    Simply remove the PPA from your software sources list, reload Synaptic and try again.
    Last edited by Paqman; February 6th, 2011 at 04:13 PM.

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    Re: VLC player fails after upgrade to 10.10

    *******@***********:~$ /etc/apt/sources.list
    bash: /etc/apt/sources.list: Permission denied
    *******@***********:~$ sudo /etc/apt/sources.list
    [sudo] password for *********:
    sudo: /etc/apt/sources.list: command not found

    sorry don't understand my error...?

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    Re: VLC player fails after upgrade to 10.10

    Quote Originally Posted by Paqman View Post
    Ah, you should have mentioned you're getting VLC from a PPA. When you upgrade, the system disables all PPAs, so that they don't cause conflicts during the upgrade. You have to enable the new PPA for your new version after the upgrade.

    Simply remove the PPA from your software sources list, reload Synaptic and try again.
    Hello,

    Sorry i don't really understand what you mean, or how to fix the problem. I would like to repair the issue but I would also like to understand what you mean as a matter of interest too please,

    thanks

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    Re: VLC player fails after upgrade to 10.10

    You can edit your sources list from Synaptic: Settings > Repositories > Other software. Just uncheck the offending PPA, or better yet delete it.

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    Re: VLC player fails after upgrade to 10.10

    Quote Originally Posted by whowinsdares View Post
    Hello,

    Sorry i don't really understand what you mean, or how to fix the problem. I would like to repair the issue but I would also like to understand what you mean as a matter of interest too please,

    thanks
    Because PPAs can provide packages that replace the normal ones from the official repos, they can break the upgrade process. The upgrade system is designed with the assumption that it gets its packages from the official Ubuntu repos (and quite rightly). So to make sure the upgrade goes smoothly, all extra sources you've added (including PPAs) get disabled before the upgrade starts. This means they don't get upgraded to the right PPA for the next version.

    That's not a huge problem, you just delete the old PPA and add the correct one for your version.

    Is there some reason why you were using a PPA for VLC anyway?

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