VLC used to work but now doesn't open - Ubuntu 11.04
Newbie would be an overstatement. I know nothing about Ubuntu Linux. I have inherited an ubuntu machine that has VLC on it.
History: 1. I tried to change the aspect ratio setting in VLC, and ever since VLC has hung.
2. Opened Ubuntu Software Center. Uninstalled and re-installed. VLC didn't open. Turned machine off and on. VLC icon is there, it is apparnetly installed, but still won't open
3. I got some different advice regarding uninstal, and did following: uninstal using a terminal window (sudo apt-get remove vlc --purge), then re-installing (sudo apt-get install vlc)
3. Turned machine off and on, but VLC still didn't respond. When I double clicked the VLC icon, it flashes for a little bit, then stops.
Should i instal Windows, I ask jokingly, or can someone help? Am using Ubuntu 11.04, am about to upgrade to 11.10.