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VLC player not loading

Post by bryansailer » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:42 pm

I am running Linux Mint 18 and I initially installed VLC player a few months ago and it was working properly, but last night I went to open VLC player and it would not open. When I try to launch VLC player from terminal I get the following error messages. I am using the MATE default desktop environment. What is going on with VLC player?

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VLC media player 2.2.2 Weatherwax (revision 2.2.2-0-g6259d80)
[0000000002194148] core libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
Warning: QT_DEVICE_PIXEL_RATIO is deprecated. Instead use: 
    QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR to enable platform plugin controlled per-screen factors. 
    QT_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTORS to set per-screen factors. 
    QT_SCALE_FACTOR to set the application global scale factor.
QWidget::setMinimumSize: (/QStatusBar) The largest allowed size is (16777215,16777215)
QWidget::setMaximumSize: (/QStatusBar) The largest allowed size is (16777215,16777215)
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 406, resource id: 73400324, major code: 2 (ChangeWindowAttributes), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 407, resource id: 73400324, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 408, resource id: 73400324, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 409, resource id: 73400324, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 411, resource id: 73400324, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 412, resource id: 73400324, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 413, resource id: 73400324, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 417, resource id: 73400324, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 421, resource id: 73400324, major code: 2 (ChangeWindowAttributes), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 422, resource id: 73400324, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 423, resource id: 73400324, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 424, resource id: 73400324, major code: 20 (GetProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 428, resource id: 73400324, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 429, resource id: 73400324, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 432, resource id: 73400324, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 433, resource id: 73400324, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 434, resource id: 73400324, major code: 2 (ChangeWindowAttributes), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 435, resource id: 73400324, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 436, resource id: 73400324, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 437, resource id: 73400324, major code: 20 (GetProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 439, resource id: 73400324, major code: 4 (DestroyWindow), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 449, resource id: 73400328, major code: 2 (ChangeWindowAttributes), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 450, resource id: 73400328, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 451, resource id: 73400328, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 452, resource id: 73400328, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 454, resource id: 73400328, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 455, resource id: 73400328, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 456, resource id: 73400328, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 457, resource id: 73400328, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 461, resource id: 73400328, major code: 2 (ChangeWindowAttributes), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 462, resource id: 73400328, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 463, resource id: 73400328, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 464, resource id: 73400328, major code: 20 (GetProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 468, resource id: 73400328, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 469, resource id: 73400328, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 472, resource id: 73400328, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 473, resource id: 73400328, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 475, resource id: 73400328, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 476, resource id: 73400328, major code: 12 (ConfigureWindow), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 770, resource id: 73400328, major code: 2 (ChangeWindowAttributes), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 771, resource id: 73400328, major code: 2 (ChangeWindowAttributes), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 772, resource id: 73400328, major code: 20 (GetProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 773, resource id: 73400328, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 774, resource id: 73400328, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 775, resource id: 73400328, major code: 20 (GetProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 776, resource id: 73400328, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 777, resource id: 73400328, major code: 20 (GetProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 778, resource id: 73400328, major code: 19 (DeleteProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 781, resource id: 73400460, major code: 2 (ChangeWindowAttributes), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 782, resource id: 73400460, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 783, resource id: 73400460, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 784, resource id: 73400460, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 786, resource id: 73400460, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 787, resource id: 73400460, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 788, resource id: 73400460, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 789, resource id: 73400460, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 793, resource id: 73400460, major code: 2 (ChangeWindowAttributes), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 794, resource id: 73400460, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 795, resource id: 73400460, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 796, resource id: 73400460, major code: 20 (GetProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 800, resource id: 73400460, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 801, resource id: 73400460, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 804, resource id: 73400460, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 805, resource id: 73400460, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 808, resource id: 73400460, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 809, resource id: 73400460, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 810, resource id: 73400460, major code: 12 (ConfigureWindow), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 811, resource id: 73400460, major code: 2 (ChangeWindowAttributes), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 812, resource id: 73400460, major code: 2 (ChangeWindowAttributes), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 813, resource id: 73400460, major code: 20 (GetProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 814, resource id: 73400460, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 815, resource id: 73400460, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 816, resource id: 73400460, major code: 20 (GetProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 817, resource id: 73400460, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 818, resource id: 73400460, major code: 20 (GetProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 819, resource id: 73400460, major code: 19 (DeleteProperty), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 820, resource id: 73400460, major code: 8 (MapWindow), minor code: 0
QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 822, resource id: 73400460, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0
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Re: VLC player not loading

Post by catweazel » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:06 am

Try reinstalling it. There are two ways:

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sudo apt install --reinstall vlc
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sudo apt remove --purge vlc
sudo apt install vlc
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Re: VLC player not loading

Post by bryansailer » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:48 am

I tried both commands but I get the same results. VLC player still will not open.

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Re: VLC player not loading

Post by WharfRat » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:15 am

bryansailer wrote:I am running Linux Mint 18 and I initially installed VLC player a few months ago
If I recall correctly, VLC is installed by default :?

What does apt-cache policy vlc and ldd $(which vlc) return.
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Re: VLC player not loading

Post by Cosmo. » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:30 am

WharfRat wrote:If I recall correctly, VLC is installed by default :?
Since LM 18 (?) not more, if you do not opt in the installer to add also additional software or you do it from the welcome screen after installing Mint. (That is not really funny, as this adds also things like flash, which not everybody likes.)

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Re: VLC player not loading

Post by bryansailer » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:40 pm

You may be right, vlc might have come preinstalled. I just make a habit of installing vlc player after installing a new Linux distribution. I ran the first command and the out put is below. I do not understand the ldd command. What is the argument after ldd?

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bryan@MelliniumFalcon ~ $ apt-cache policy vlc
vlc:
  Installed: 2.2.2-5ubuntu0.16.04.4
  Candidate: 2.2.2-5ubuntu0.16.04.4
  Version table:
 *** 2.2.2-5ubuntu0.16.04.4 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe amd64 Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.2.2-5 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 Packages

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Re: VLC player not loading

Post by bryansailer » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:01 pm

After more testing the problem is not isolated to VLC media player. I cannot play a movie with mplayer or smplayer. I also installed the latest version of vlc media player 2.2.8. What should my next troubleshooting step be?

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