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I am new to linux and have just bought an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Linux Lite. I have enabled advanced desktop mode and installed VLC media player and put a link on my basic desktop.
When I click on that link, I get a message saying ' Unable to open %U' I understand that I have to edit my vlc configuration file in root, but when I locate the file in rot I get an access denied! Can anyone please help in simple terms.
The player will play if I ignore the error message, it's just annoying having it come up each time I use the application.
first you need to open a terminal and login as root , use su - , or setup sudo first and use sudo
depending on your desktop Gnome,kde,e17 ...
as root open your favorite text editor gedit,kedit,nano, vi, ...
and edit the config file in /root
-- for Gnome -- you did not say if you are using KDE or Gnome
make a desktop icon ,if so then goto
Applications / Sound and Video / VLC Media Player
right click on vlc and select " Add this Launcher to the Desktop"
Thank you john vv. I was looking for the configuration file (.vlc) not the .desktop. Per pattyadams4 I need to edit that although I am really not sure, I am just following that post (top of the thread) and it may be a false lead.
Thank you for your help.