compiling vlc-1.1.2 failed
I just compiled vlc-1.1.2 from source, and it plays video files but without reacting to keyboard input (Setting esc to global does not help; I have to click on the fullscreen panel to minimize it), and when I try to play DVDs, either from disk images or from DVD, vlc opens briefly and then just sits there in the top left corner of the screen. Do I have to recompile for libdvdcss support? And is there a complete list of dependencies to install at one go before running ./configure? I had to install tons of crap, running ./configure over & over again until it threw only a moderate number of errors and ran through. I tried the c-korn ppa but it broke synaptic on my other box (I was able to fix it but don't want to use the ppa again.)
I use lucid on an iMac 7.1. The attempt to upgrade to maverick failed; I should have to completely reinstall which I don't want to do just for vlc.
I still have the generic vlc installed (1.0.6). Can I uninstall it in synaptic without pouring out my new baby with the bathwater?
Is there anybody more experienced at compiling who can give me some advice?