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    Default Re: Get VLC to work under root without compiling

    You can also make a new user..

    But i still have a problem to read dvd's with VLC player , when i want to play a DVD with vlc player it's starts and than just stops. Anyone else has this problem?

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    Default Re: Get VLC to work under root without compiling

    Thanks it worked like charm!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotxx View Post
    You can also make a new user..

    But i still have a problem to read dvd's with VLC player , when i want to play a DVD with vlc player it's starts and than just stops. Anyone else has this problem?
    Playing DVD's work fine with me...

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    Default Re: Get VLC to work under root without compiling

    I agree with rotxx. I know BT comes with you logged in as root by default, but I don't know why everyone insists on keeping it that way. Especially when people are obviously trying to use it as their Daily Driver OS(VLC, OpenOffice, Wine, etc.) I mean the default password is toor, do you leave that as is as well?

    Unless there is a specific technical reason to not do so(massive breakage etc.) why not do the following.

    Code:
    useradd -m username
    passwd username
    visudo
    Add your username below the line that reads
         root    ALL=(ALL) ALL
    so that it looks like this
    root    ALL=(ALL) ALL
    username ALL=(ALL) ALL
    Then once this is setup use the box as the user you created for most things, then either sudo or su when you need to do tasks that require root.

    Profit?

    Disclaimer: I'm not intimately familiar with the structure of BT5 yet so if someone out there knows a reason to NOT do this please correct me so people don't have breakage related to this.
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    Default Re: Get VLC to work under root without compiling

    Totally agree when it comes to OpenOffice/LibreOffice and routine use apps but VLC comes in handy when doing forensic analysis of files. VLC is just a really nice media player for reconstructed video streams (products of Xplico, Wireshark, tcpdump, etc.). Are there other apps to do this with BT5? Probably but VLC gets it done right. Just my two cents....

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    Default Re: Get VLC to work under root without compiling

    Quote Originally Posted by monovitae View Post
    I agree with rotxx. I know BT comes with you logged in as root by default, but I don't know why everyone insists on keeping it that way. Especially when people are obviously trying to use it as their Daily Driver OS(VLC, OpenOffice, Wine, etc.) I mean the default password is toor, do you leave that as is as well?

    Unless there is a specific technical reason to not do so(massive breakage etc.) why not do the following.

    Code:
    useradd -m username
    passwd username
    visudo
    Add your username below the line that reads
         root    ALL=(ALL) ALL
    so that it looks like this
    root    ALL=(ALL) ALL
    username ALL=(ALL) ALL
    Then once this is setup use the box as the user you created for most things, then either sudo or su when you need to do tasks that require root.

    Profit?

    Disclaimer: I'm not intimately familiar with the structure of BT5 yet so if someone out there knows a reason to NOT do this please correct me so people don't have breakage related to this.
    Hmm, I tried these commands but when I login my new account, the desktop is empty, as in, no wallpaper, no panels, no theme, nothing...Can't create panels either. It could be me though...

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    Default Re: Get VLC to work under root without compiling

    Worked for BT5 64bit Gnome! Thanks for that, I was annoyed I may have to lose out on vlc!

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    Default Re: Get VLC to work under root without compiling

    thnx, it's work for me.

    i'm using BT5 KDE 32.

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    Angry Re: Get VLC to work under root without compiling

    still need help with this issue, have tried countless times to no avail. I have removed/purged vlc, installed from repos, used ghex and hexedit, and still nothing. Anymore tips about vlc?

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    Default Re: Get VLC to work under root without compiling

    Sorry I don't know anything else. Just make sure you follow the steps correctly.
    When you open vlc from command line, what happens ?

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