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Can't get the DVD working...

Postby David2009 on Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:48 pm

Hello. I have been using OpenSuse for a few months, and I was very impressed with Mint 7. I installed it today. I downloaded the Main Edition. I ran Mint Update, and I installed all VLC files.

VLC will open for a split second, and then close.

Here is a little more data for those who might be able to assist.

00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133] (rev 81)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133 AGP]
00:03.0 Modem: PCTel Inc HSP MicroModem 56 (rev 02)
00:05.0 Ethernet controller: Accton Technology Corporation SMC2-1211TX (rev 10)
00:14.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 22)
00:14.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 10)
00:14.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 10)
00:14.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 10)
00:14.4 Bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 30)
00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 20)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. ProSavage KM133

Thank you.

David
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Re: Can't get the DVD working...

Postby emorrp1 on Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:51 pm

Can you run vlc from the terminal and post any output, hopefully it'll tell you why it's not starting properly.
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Re: Can't get the DVD working...

Postby David2009 on Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:08 pm

I know how to go to the Terminal program. How would I run the VLC program?
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Re: Can't get the DVD working...

Postby DrHu on Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:39 pm

I installed mint 7 main edition, also installed vlc from synaptic, after any updates, including restricted video drivers
--runs with no problems, since by using synaptic, I don't have to pick and choose dependencies, they are already selected by the install, and if I want any extras, I can look at the suggested for install(available when marking the app for installation)

I suggest using synaptic,
  • Completely removing VLC
  • Iinstall VLC
--this will match your current system as installed, you might also execute the reload button inside synaptic prior to this to make sure it (synpatic) knows what is/is not installed
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Re: Can't get the DVD working...

Postby richyrich on Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:58 pm

David2009,
just type into the terminal:
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vlc

then you can copy/paste the output here for emorrp1.

regards, Richard

DrHu, do you have the same hardware as the Original Poster (David2009) ?
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