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    Default Re: Get VLC to work under root without compiling

    Thank you,i used bless to edit, works great.

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    Default Re: Get VLC to work under root without compiling

    thanks man .. worked on bt5r2 64 without an issue

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    i can not save any changes made to the audio settings (equalizer)
    if i restart the application it will load to the original audio settings

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    Default Re: Get VLC to work under root without compiling

    Quote Originally Posted by cgelici View Post
    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.
    THANKS I use BT 5 R3 and edit with vi not hexedit, it works!!!

    Can you explain me:
    I only works with vi. How can I store a modified file with hexedit?

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    Default Re: Get VLC to work under root without compiling

    Finally got it to work for me. Thanks

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    Thanks Dude,

    Working Now.

    Ta, Viana



    Quote Originally Posted by cgelici View Post
    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.

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    Default Re: Get VLC to work under root without compiling

    Thanks for the advice. I struggled with VLC all night to extract images from huge video files but realized that I could do it with ffmpeg and a script. So that's one idea for those who just need to extract images, not really watch movies or anything.

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    Default Re: Get VLC to work under root without compiling

    not work for me.
    Im useing bt5 r3 (KDE)

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    Default Re: Get VLC to work under root without compiling

    Well, it's work for me at my "BT5 r3 Gnome-64bit" by changing "geteuid" to "getppid" with hex editor. don need to "./configure --enable-run-as-root" from source package. thanks ...

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