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Old 08-17-2009, 12:33 PM   #1
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Solved: VLC running under root without compiling


Greetings to All,
I've searched the forum for my issue but could not find any satisfied answer , this is solution is for whom who did yum or apt-get to install vlc player.

Step-1: open a hexeditor if you are using kde desktop then use khex editor .

Step-2: Now open vlc binary

Step-3: Now search for the following string geteuid which is look like this

Code:
ddset.stderr.geteuid._libc_start_man
Since I'm usuing version 0.9.9a-2 so I found it online numbers 1550-1560 .

Step-3: Now press insert button from keyboard and change string into

Code:
ddset.stderr.getppid._libc_start_man
Step-4: click on Save


If it is duplicate thread im sorry for repeating but im sure it is not hope it works for you too , as it works for me. still make u annoy when you run vlc from console it gives you same warning but when u run it back it works fine .

Regards
Net_Spy
 
Old 08-17-2009, 01:52 PM   #2
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If you need to run VLC under root, you have some more fundamental problem that you didn't (or won't) address.
 
Old 10-22-2009, 12:06 PM   #3
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Great Job

Net_Spy,
you ve done a great job, dude. I am here to appreciate u for the help on Running vlc player as root without compiling.

Thanks again,
Srijon
 
Old 08-30-2010, 06:22 AM   #4
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thanks

great job, thanks, i uninstalled vlc just because of this issue, now it solved.
 
Old 12-01-2010, 07:42 PM   #5
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OMG, I just had to register to express my gratitude to the starter of this thread ...

I had been looking for a way to run the latest vlc under root on my mac for a long time now and this simple solution did it ...

Merci !
 
Old 12-01-2010, 08:22 PM   #6
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mindlessmissy
why VLC should never be ran as root
i take it you also run firefox as root
and have turned off the firewall and turned off SElinux or AppArmor
and have NOT installed firefox's no-script not installed add block plus

and LIKE to run a rootkited system
 
Old 12-01-2010, 11:02 PM   #7
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Unless vlc will make a gun protrude from my monitor and hold it against my head, I think I will be just fine ...

Thank You for Caring ...
 
Old 02-10-2011, 09:47 PM   #8
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I am running vlc 1.1.4 and for me there was no instance like - ddset.stderr.geteuid._libc_start_man

However, as long as you replace all instances of "geteuid" with "getppid" you should be fine.

Thanks Net_Spy mate...ive been banging me head on this one for a long time !!!
 
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:06 PM   #9
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as long as this thread is labeled as

-- WARNING , Not recommended ,do not use at your own risk --
-- example of a very bad system administration ---


and the public service announcement ( psa)
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we do NOT care / give a bleep about YOUR computers .
It is all the OTHER computers on the net that we DO CARE ABOUT,that YOU are putting at risk
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:26 PM   #10
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Thank you - great job/solution!
 
Old 04-17-2011, 01:06 AM   #11
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Nice, thanks man.
Now I don't have to login with a user without privileges to look at movies.
 
Old 10-25-2011, 02:04 PM   #12
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nice pickup.

You sir are the man.
 
Old 04-11-2013, 11:48 PM   #13
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Hello,

An other method is below :

vi /usr/bin/vlc

search for geteuid and replace it with getppid

Save file & Exit.

Regards
Net_Spy
 
  


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