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    Default VLC --> 'KDEInit could not launch 'vlc'.'

    This has happened for a long long time, "from the root account obviously" ... its not a horrible problem in the least but is rather annoying.

    Anyways thought id say something while i was here.

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    Default Re: VLC --> 'KDEInit could not launch 'vlc'.'

    I had the same problem I read somewhere it is a bug in KDE 3, can't remember where so can't provide a link, if I remember correctly I installed a newer version that worked ok but had another problem, so i switched to mplayer gotta have some tunes while testing
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    Default Re: VLC --> 'KDEInit could not launch 'vlc'.'

    Just open VLC and drag&drop files and no error or just change the menu command to the exact location of vlc.
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    Default Re: VLC --> 'KDEInit could not launch 'vlc'.'

    Quote Originally Posted by sickness View Post
    Just open VLC and drag&drop files and no error or just change the menu command to the exact location of vlc.
    It was not a problem opening vlc or playing it happened when closing it, well for me anyway the OPs problem maybe different
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    Default Re: VLC --> 'KDEInit could not launch 'vlc'.'

    If you follow exactly what I said than the error won't occur.
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    Default Re: VLC --> 'KDEInit could not launch 'vlc'.'

    @sickness This is very true and it is the way i have been doing it whenever i need to ... however there happens to be a way to compile it with the root patch so that this error doesn't happen.

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    Default Re: VLC --> 'KDEInit could not launch 'vlc'.'

    I think it is compiled to run as root, if it wasn't it wouldn't run at all, I think the problem is the menu command is wrong
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    Cool Re: VLC --> 'KDEInit could not launch 'vlc'.'

    Ko kanda this is not multimedia system....

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    Default Re: VLC --> 'KDEInit could not launch 'vlc'.'

    Quote Originally Posted by promark View Post
    I think it is compiled to run as root, if it wasn't it wouldn't run at all, I think the problem is the menu command is wrong
    It is. The vlc package is our own. Further just follow the above advice and everything should be squared away.
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