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    how do I completely remove vlc

    pls. I'd like to completely remove vlc 2.0.3 from my machine, since I changed its skin to an alienware skin I found on videolan webpage, everytime I tried to use it, it runs & quits in less than a second.
    Pls. advice on how to proceed.

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    Re: how do I completely remove vlc

    Quote Originally Posted by emmathompson View Post
    pls. I'd like to completely remove vlc 2.0.3 from my machine, since I changed its skin to an alienware skin I found on videolan webpage, everytime I tried to use it, it runs & quits in less than a second.
    Pls. advice on how to proceed.

    You'll probably need to purge the package (remove its configuration files as well as the actual program). You can do that by opening a terminal (purple box, find it in dash), and typing:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge vlc
    EDIT: Duh, thanks elfy!
    Last edited by MG&TL; September 4th, 2012 at 02:10 PM.

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    Re: how do I completely remove vlc

    Purging the package will not remove any user specific configurations - and it is entirely possible that is your problem.

    You'll have to look in your user files and remove vlc from there.

    Code:
    nautilus ~/.config/vlc
    run from a terminal should open in the vlc folder - check for this skin there.

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    Re: how do I completely remove vlc

    thanks elfy, it worked.
    If you don't mind, would you pls. give me some tips, pointers to anything that'd make me a better Linux user. I'm awed at the ease at which it got done.

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    Re: how do I completely remove vlc

    well to be honest 5 years ago I had not had much to do with linux - I found reading things here and on various wiki's helped as did helping people when and where I could

    also - fixing things when they break

    there is a manual here for 'using' ubuntu http://ubuntu-manual.org/

    check out googlubuntu as a search engine

    https://help.ubuntu.com/

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community

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