VLC won`t start in Mate/Cinnamon Debian

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VLC won`t start in Mate/Cinnamon Debian

Postby divot66 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:00 pm

Just downloaded the new release and when I run vlc from the menu it won`t open. Here`s what I get when I run it in the terminal:

mint@mint ~ $ vlc
VLC media player 2.0.0 Twoflower (revision 2.0.0-0-g421a4fc)
[0x865108] main libvlc error: No plugins found! Check your VLC installation.
mint@mint ~ $

Uninstalled and and reinstalled and no joy. Any suggestions to get vlc working? Thanks in advance
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Re: VLC won`t start in Mate/Cinnamon Debian

Postby zerozero on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:09 pm

you're running it from the live session, right?
that issue was identified during the testing period http://community.linuxmint.com/iso/view/118
VLC doesn't work in live mode. It runs fine once the system is installed. If you need to run VLC from the live media itself, you can use the following workaround: "sudo ln -s / /filesystem.squashfs"
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Re: VLC won`t start in Mate/Cinnamon Debian

Postby divot66 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:18 pm

Yes I am running it from a usb. Thanks for your reply and the info .
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Re: VLC won`t start in Mate/Cinnamon Debian

Postby swright007 on Mon May 28, 2012 9:07 am

I am running LMDE in Mate desktop on my laptop and it does the very same thing INSTALLED. I can't start VLC. However, your solution worked for me as well. Thank you!!

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Re: VLC won`t start in Mate/Cinnamon Debian

Postby zerozero on Mon May 28, 2012 11:56 am

swright007 wrote: your solution worked for me as well. Thank you!!
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