[SOLVED]18.3 and VLC

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[SOLVED]18.3 and VLC

Postby Ozo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:21 am

VLC is in the software manager and I launched it and it looks ok. Then I played a cd and that was ok. However; there is no VLC icon listed on the menu. While unnecessary as the media starts automatically, I expected to see it there. Is it supposed to be there?
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Re: 18.3 and VLC

Postby kc1di » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:32 pm

Which Desktop are you using?

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Re: 18.3 and VLC

Postby Ozo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:59 pm

kc1di wrote:Which Desktop are you using?

As in my signature.

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Re: 18.3 and VLC

Postby JoeFootball » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:23 pm

Ozo wrote:As in my signature.

18.3 Cinnamon (architecture unknown). Please note that not everyone can see signatures, and they're not static to each post that's made. With that, it's better to post it in the thread.

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Re: 18.3 and VLC

Postby Ozo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:54 pm

SYSTEM: OS Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon
Cinnamon version 3.6.6
Linux Kernel 4.10.0-38-generic
Code name Serena (I think) Oops, its Sylvia.
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Re: 18.3 and VLC

Postby catweazel » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:58 pm

Ozo wrote:SYSTEM: OS Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon
Cinnamon version 3.6.6
Linux Kernel 4.10.0-38-generic
Code name Serena (I think)

Just to be sure, please post the output of this terminal command:

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Re: 18.3 and VLC

Postby Ozo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:05 pm

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user@Bott7 ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: Bott7 Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: MICRO-STAR product: MS-B09611
           Mobo: MICRO-STAR model: MS-B0961 v: 1.0
           Bios: American Megatrends v: EB096IMS V1.2 date: 03/30/2015
CPU:       Dual core Intel Celeron 3205U (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 5986
           clock speeds: max: 1500 MHz 1: 799 MHz 2: 855 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1680x1050@59.88hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Broadwell GT1
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2 Intel Broadwell-U Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 3160 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 60.0GB (18.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: OCZ size: 60.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 51G used: 6.6G (14%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0
           ID-2: /boot size: 472M used: 68M (16%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0C mobo: 27.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 202 Uptime: 4 min Memory: 1530.6/3832.1MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
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Re: 18.3 and VLC

Postby jimallyn » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:41 pm

Hmmm, it should be in the menu. I don't know about 18.3 Cinnamon, but in at least some Mint versions you can right click on the Menu button to edit the menu.
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[SOLVED]Re: 18.3 and VLC

Postby Ozo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:21 pm

jimallyn wrote:Hmmm, it should be in the menu. I don't know about 18.3 Cinnamon, but in at least some Mint versions you can right click on the Menu button to edit the menu.



Ah yes, there is a very slick menu editor in Cinnamon 18.3. There was VLC and Sound and Video was the item unchecked. Once checked there was VLC in the menu. Thank you. :D

Still, it is odd that searches did not find that.

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Re: [SOLVED]Re: 18.3 and VLC

Postby jimallyn » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:35 pm

Ozo wrote:Still, it is odd that searches did not find that.

Ordinarily applications are added to the menu when you install them. It is odd.
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Re: [SOLVED]Re: 18.3 and VLC

Postby Ozo » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:34 am

jimallyn wrote:
Ozo wrote:Still, it is odd that searches did not find that.

Ordinarily applications are added to the menu when you install them. It is odd.


The VLC package loaded correctly(?) and was added to the menu. I could see it in the menu editor and its box was checked by default The sound and video block was unchecked which is what is odd.

When I searched at top of main menu, before vlc was listed on the main menu, I could not find it. As soon as I select Sound and Audeo in the editor to be listed on the main menu, Ta da there it is when I search. That search box is pretty limited as to what it searches in evidently. Just the menu items are searched through and then only the items that have been selected in the menu editor.


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