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Old 12-14-2008, 01:53 AM   #1
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Need help with vlc player

can anyone help me abut vlc player in fedora 9. I have installed vlc player by typing
yum install vlc
and some 2.?? mb of data installed and I can see the vlc player in applications/sound&video but when I click on it vlc is not opened and no message is displayed.
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Open a terminal and execute the command:

$ vlc

What is the output/error msgs?
Old 12-15-2008, 06:23 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Xian View Post
Open a terminal and execute the command:

$ vlc

What is the output/error msgs?
I got the following output
[root@Peer ~]# vlc
VLC is not supposed to be run as root. Sorry.
If you need to use real-time priorities and/or privileged TCP ports
you can use vlc-wrapper (make sure it is Set-UID root first and
cannot be run by non-trusted users first).

I know that this is about that I will have to switch to some other user except root but I dont want to do this as when I logged as different user then I can not make modifications in the files that are stored on my system FAT drives, created by root. and I have a lot of data of such kind which I need time to time.
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Would the link to fedora through the vlc site help?


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