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Old 08-18-2010, 01:42 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:27 AM   #3
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Thanks, craigevil! The instructions worked perfectly, except that I had a hang at the "goom" step and had to download the "goom" tarball manually. Also I skipped the medibuntu step, having medibuntu already enabled and the required sturr installed from my earlier compilation attempt.


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