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    Default Get VLC to work under root without compiling

    When downloading VLC media player in BT5, it won't start. This is because you cannot run it under root. This is annoying since BT5 is standard root. Anyway, I have found a way to get it running without having to install it from source with the enable run as root as suffix.

    Credit: Net_Spy

    First install from vlc from the repo's.

    Use a hex editor to edit /usr/bin/vlc
    Look for
    Code:
    geteuid._libc_start_main
    and change it into

    Code:
    getppid._libc_start_main
    Save and you are done. It works perfectly on my BT5 G32.
    Last edited by cgelici; 08-26-2011 at 11:11 AM. Reason: UPDATE

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