Ever since I have installed Mint 16 Petra, VLC didn't work at all. I searched for an answer in the logs but found nothing except a segmentationfault when trying to start vlc media player. I'm just a regular user with no advanced experience like you do, so I called for help from the Videolan forums first. They were very helpful but could not solve my problem. They suspect it is in the OS itself because it seems that libc keeps crashing every time I started VLC media player.
I have some backtrace of the problem:
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#0 0x00007ffff7de5a10 in ?? () from /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
#1 0x00007ffff7dee050 in ?? () from /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
#2 0x00007ffff7de96e6 in ?? () from /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
#3 0x00007ffff7ded809 in ?? () from /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
#4 0x00007ffff74be026 in ?? () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdl.so.2
#5 0x00007ffff7de96e6 in ?? () from /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
#6 0x00007ffff74be63c in ?? () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdl.so.2
#7 0x00007ffff74be0c1 in dlopen () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdl.so.2
#8 0x00007ffff79785bd in module_Load (p_this=p_this@entry=0x605108,
psz_file=psz_file@entry=0x835a90 "/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/lua/liblua_plugin.so", p_handle=p_handle@entry=0x7fffffffd9b8, lazy=<optimized out>)
#9 0x00007ffff795fa28 in module_InitDynamic (obj=0x605108,
fast=<optimized out>) at modules/bank.c:536
#10 0x00007ffff795fd17 in AllocatePluginFile (st=<optimized out>,
relpath=<optimized out>, abspath=<optimized out>, bank=<optimized out>)
#11 AllocatePluginDir (bank=0x7fffffffdc10, maxdepth=7,
absdir=0x83ffee750120 <Address 0x83ffee750120 out of bounds>,
reldir=0x6cb520 "lua") at modules/bank.c:440
#12 0x00007ffff795ff0b in AllocatePluginDir (bank=0x7fffffffdc10, maxdepth=7,
---Type <return> to continue, or q <return> to quit---
Now my question is, should I reinstall Mint as a whole or can it be fixed? I did try to reinstall libc but I got a very nice warning if I did, I could be in big trouble and ending up with none working system.
Can someone help me please?