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vlc sound fine but display gray

Postby gregrwm » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:06 pm

(maya xfce) vlc was fine on the liveCD, and fine after installing to disc, but after an apt-get upgrade, the vlc display freezes. if i pass a stream to the vlc commandline the sound starts right up, but the vlc window doesn't display properly. other program windows are fine, eg firefox.

could it be that the newer vlc version needs some new display layer i don't have?

$ apt-cache policy vlc
Installed: 2.0.1-4
Candidate: 2.0.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
Version table:
2.0.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 0
500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/universe i386 Packages
500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security/universe i386 Packages
*** 2.0.1-4 0
500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/universe i386 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
$ uname -a
Linux mint 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 20:41:14 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

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Re: vlc sound fine but display gray

Postby mank_in » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:13 am

why not running Mint update manager (or using apt-get dist-upgrade) :?:

From apt-get manual :
apt-get upgrade is used to install the newest versions of all packages
currently installed on the system from the sources enumerated in
/etc/apt/sources.list. Packages currently installed with new
versions available are retrieved and upgraded; under no
circumstances are currently installed packages removed, or packages
not already installed retrieved and installed. New versions of
currently installed packages that cannot be upgraded without
changing the install status of another package will be left at
their current version.
apt-get dist-upgrade in addition to performing the function of upgrade,
also intelligently handles changing dependencies with new versions
of packages; apt-get has a "smart" conflict resolution system, and
it will attempt to upgrade the most important packages at the
expense of less important ones if necessary. So, dist-upgrade
command may remove some packages. The /etc/apt/sources.list file
contains a list of locations from which to retrieve desired package
files. See also apt_preferences(5) for a mechanism for overriding
the general settings for individual packages.

You can try if something is missing with command:

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sudo apt-get install -f
sudo apt-get autoremove
Sorry for my bad English , I am Indonesian.

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