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    Default problems making bt5 main os with multimedia functionality

    i have used bt4 r2 in virtual box in the past just for the pen test tools but now i bought a new net-book that came with win 7 starter so obviously i removed it as soon as i took it out of the box and replaced it with bt 5 gnome 32bit for my main os. and now i am having some problems with certain programs like vlc. the apt-get install vlc command works but once vlc is installed it wont open. also none of the volume controls in bt5 work. if i try to configure them i get a Waiting for sound system to respond message and nothing happens. i assumed that seance the version i downloaded was gnome it would basically be Ubuntu 10.4 with all the pen test tools and bt background but the doesn't seem to be the case. it seems to be a very basic pen test os and that's it. if any one has any suggestions like repositories or something i need to do it would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: problems making bt5 main os with multimedia functionality

    vlc doesn't like to run as root for security purposes, as for the sound system problem, I addressed this elsewhere on the forum. search for "gnome: waiting for sound system to respond"

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    Default Re: problems making bt5 main os with multimedia functionality

    Guys its very simple to get vlc or anything working under root is to use the flag enable as root

    Code:
    wget -c http://download.videolan.org/pub/vid...0.9.9a.tar.bz2
    tar -xvf vlc-0.9.9a.tar.bz2
    cd vlc-0.9.9a
    apt-get build-dep vlc
    ./configure --enable-run-as-root
    make
    make install
    apt-get install libvlc-dev libvlc2
    sudo apt-get install vlc-plugin-pulse mozilla-plugin-vlc
    the enable -run-as-root applies to a lot programs I use it all the time as I only run in root

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    Default Re: problems making bt5 main os with multimedia functionality

    create a new user without root permission and login as that user when ever you're using the computer on a regular basis.
    only login as root when you're using the pentesting-tools....

    You wouldn't disable NoScript in Firefox under root, would you? O.o

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