VLC and flashplayer
This morning I had a new installation of SW current with Xfce
purring along. I had Alien Bob's all-in-one VLC package installed
and was happy as an Aussie at a Bar-B-Q.
This afternoon, I arose at 2:30pm, feeling light and joyful and a sense of achievement.
Went to machine, decided I'd "play" with sbopkg.
Got some stuff, mostly xfce trinkets.
Then, around dinner, sat down to watch an episode of House on DVD.
VLC was not working: spaz attack, dinner gets thrown out;
still venting fumes, I go to see if at least I can watch a youtube video;
you guessed it: youtube giving me an error message, flash no longer working.
I know these are sketchy details, but I have isolated a malfunctioning relationship between two commonly used bits of software.
Can someone reading this, having already experienced this heart-ache,
help me by directing my efforts? even in the general direction of the
thank you kindly
Would be helpful if you mentioned what packages you installed inbetween VLC working and VLC not working.
Also, VLC's error messages may be helpful... start VLC in a terminal using the command "vlc -vvv" and try to grab the relevant errors.
1. output to vlc -vvv
Note: the gst packages were a blind-and-drunk-monkey-in-the-dark attempt to fix flashplayer and/or VLC
Thanks again for all your fine work, without which, I would be reading trashy novels all day, probably drunk too.
More packages downloaded, only some installed, from sbo-git:
│ The following packages are currently in the queue. Please note │
│ that when the queue is processed, the packages selected below will │
│ be processed in the order listed from top to bottom. │
│ Please select or unselect those packages you wish to keep in the │
│ queue and then press <OK> to continue or press <Back> to go back. │
│ ┌────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ │
│ │[*] pulseaudio New │ │
│ │[*] volti New │ │
│ │[*] AlsaMixer.app New │ │
│ │[*] cairo-dock New │ │
│ │[*] cairo-dock-plugins New │ │
│ │[*] dmenu New │ │
│ │[*] faenza-xfce New │ │
│ │[*] murrine New │ │
│ │[*] quadkonsole4 New │ │
│ │[*] xpenguins New │ │
│ │[*] xplanet New │ │
│ └────────────────────────────────────────────────────────100%────┘ │
│ < OK > <View READMEs> < Back > <Clear inst'd> │
Failed to install:
- quadkonsole4 (md5sum error)
- cairo-dock and c-d plugins (dependency error)
- alsa-app (message suggesting changes to sbo configuration file)
I see you installed pulseaudio. That could lead to audio playback issues in Flashplayer (you never mentioned what issues you are having with the flashplayer).
About VLC, judging from the log files and the error message you saw, I would conclude that your account is not able to access the DVD device (either through /dev/dvd or /dev/sr0). An issue with permissions is usually associated with not being in the proper groups (the 'cdrom' group to be exact):
Thanks! that's pretty cool diagnostics
Okay, so I remove pulse.
What about alsa? is that part of slackware -current?
That is exactly what happened: with this fresh install, after about a week of VLC running beautifully, I switched to console login, and this switch co-incides with VLC ceasing to function.
So, thank you Eric: I can only repeat how much I appreciate your patient, unflagging guidance, advice and willingness to share your experience: without it, and without the help from Ponce, Allend, Didier, Tobi, Chris from Brisbane and others, I don't think I would have hung in with SW.
Glad I was able to help you find the root cause of your issue.
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