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Old 04-16-2009, 02:13 AM   #1
Sarath1245
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VLC Media Player


i want to install VLC media player in mandriva linux 2009. i have tried the rpm packages from rpm.pbone.net but the rpm installation is not completed. i have downloaded the vlc from www.videolan.org but unable to install it. can anyone help me? i have mandriva 2009.0

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Old 04-16-2009, 02:32 AM   #2
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What distro are you on?
 
Old 04-16-2009, 02:33 AM   #3
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Probably mandriva 2009.

Did you follow these instructions http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-mandriva.html ?

Edit - sorry - just noticed how old the instructions are.

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Old 04-16-2009, 02:39 AM   #4
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Why didn't you just install VLC from the Mandriva repositories? They work fine.
Did you configure your repositories using Easy-Urpmi? Failing to do so could explain that you did not find VLC in the repositories. See here:
http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

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Old 04-16-2009, 02:57 AM   #5
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Probably mandriva 2009
Haha. Linux is making me loose sleep..
 
Old 04-16-2009, 03:07 AM   #6
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That's OK -I simply couldn't resist - not trying to be rude!
 
Old 04-16-2009, 02:20 PM   #7
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You gave me a good laugh. Has the OP's issue been resolved?
 
Old 04-16-2009, 02:52 PM   #8
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Why didn't you just install VLC from the Mandriva repositories? They work fine.
Did you configure your repositories using Easy-Urpmi? Failing to do so could explain that you did not find VLC in the repositories. See here:
http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

Yves.

I am running Mandriva KDE 4 and the Mandriva packages & PLF packages of VLC do NOT work in KDE 4.

The Gui will not load.
 
Old 04-17-2009, 02:54 AM   #9
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Do you have scim-bridge-qt installed?
I had this problem recently with VLC, and found (on Internet) that scim-bridge-qt was the cause, even if not used (just by being installed). The solution was to use UIM instead of SCIM, at least for QT, and uninstall scim-bridge-qt.

Yves.
 
Old 04-17-2009, 02:04 PM   #10
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Do you have scim-bridge-qt installed?
I had this problem recently with VLC, and found (on Internet) that scim-bridge-qt was the cause, even if not used (just by being installed). The solution was to use UIM instead of SCIM, at least for QT, and uninstall scim-bridge-qt.

Yves.

I have the IME SCIM installed. Should I URPE SCIm and then Try to run VLC?
 
Old 04-17-2009, 03:00 PM   #11
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SCIM itself is not the problem, just packages the name of which start with scim-bridge-qt. You can run for example:
urpme scim-bridge-qt3 scim-bridge-qt4

And then if later you find you miss some input methods in QT apps, then install the UIM equivalent, whatever that is (I'm new to those input methods; I did not need one until I started learning Japanese).

Yves.
 
  


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