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Old 06-11-2018, 03:36 PM   #61
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Purging smplayer did not result in your apparent inability to install it again.

The "sudo apt-get --purge" command you gave in post #53 is incorrect. No-one will have told you to do that, using that incorrect syntax anyway.
Well regardless of bad syntax it still worked and made it to where apt-get and synaptic couldn't find it until I ran apt-get update/upgrade a few times (I assume that's what did it anyhow)
 
Old 06-11-2018, 04:32 PM   #62
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Well regardless of bad syntax it still worked and made it to where apt-get and synaptic couldn't find it until I ran apt-get update/upgrade a few times (I assume that's what did it anyhow)
as noted: purge did not nor can it mess up your repo list, if your repo list was changed then it was not because of purge. You did something else or your mirror was temporarily down, or your internet was down etc....

also you did not answer hydrurga's question: what is the output of
Code:
inxi -r
note you will first need to sudo
Code:
 apt install inxi
 
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:13 AM   #63
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jfhendfg, please stop spreading FUD.
debian (or one of its derivates) is not broken; apt surely isn't broken; something in or at your machine is.

and i'll just say it one more time, although i feel i said it too often already:
apart from personal preference, there's no reason to depend on VLC on Linux.
so let's just assume that VLC is currently broken in Linux/debian: just use sth else.
qed.
 
Old 06-16-2018, 08:25 PM   #64
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jfhendfg, please stop spreading FUD.
debian (or one of its derivates) is not broken; apt surely isn't broken; something in or at your machine is.

and i'll just say it one more time, although i feel i said it too often already:
apart from personal preference, there's no reason to depend on VLC on Linux.
so let's just assume that VLC is currently broken in Linux/debian: just use sth else.
qed.
*eyeroll* allow me to repeat, since you haven't noticed, SMPlayer isn't working now either. So
 
Old 06-20-2018, 09:46 AM   #65
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My VLC still isn't working. The error output is no longer a QPainter error, but there are still errors and the application is still inoperable.

Code:
 VLC media player 4.0.0-dev Otto Chriek (revision 4.0.0-dev-3262-g5a59782d45)
[01eaf950] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:186:14: not a number

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:186:14: Expected a string.

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:2749:24: not a number

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:2749:24: Expected a string.

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:2940:14: not a number

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:2940:14: Expected a string.

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:2946:17: Expected a string.

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:4083:14: not a number

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:4083:14: Expected a string.

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:4088:17: Expected a string.

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:4729:14: not a number

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:4729:14: Expected a string.

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: xfce.css:47:16: not a number

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: xfce.css:47:16: Expected a string.

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: lightdm-gtk-greeter.css:16:14: not a number

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: lightdm-gtk-greeter.css:16:14: Expected a string.

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: lightdm-gtk-greeter.css:26:14: not a number

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: lightdm-gtk-greeter.css:26:14: Expected a string.

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: lightdm-gtk-greeter.css:40:16: not a number

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: lightdm-gtk-greeter.css:40:16: Expected a string.

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: lightdm-gtk-greeter.css:96:14: Expected a string.

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: lightdm-gtk-greeter.css:100:16: not a number

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: lightdm-gtk-greeter.css:100:16: Expected a string.

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: lightdm-gtk-greeter.css:279:14: not a number

(vlc:15058): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: lightdm-gtk-greeter.css:279:14: Expected a string.
[01f10ec8] main playlist: playlist is empty
QObject::~QObject: Timers cannot be stopped from another thread
 
Old 06-20-2018, 09:55 AM   #66
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As you can see from the version string, "4.0.0-dev", you're running a development version of VLC, where errors can often be expected. You should be running a stable release and concentrating on resolving any problems with that.

Almost all of the messages in the output are warnings, not errors. In saying that, however, they could be indicative of a theming problem. Have you had a look at the css files in question to see what the code is for the warnings that have been generated?

Which theme are you using? If you're not doing so already, you would be best to select the default theme for the distro to take theming out of the equation as much as possible while troubleshooting this.
 
Old 06-20-2018, 02:59 PM   #67
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uninstall vlc.
delete VLC configuration folder: ~/.config/vlc, or rename it.
reset your desktop theme to "factory default" - probably Adwaita.
install the VLC version from stable repos.
try again.
 
Old 06-24-2018, 10:21 AM   #68
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Someone else is helping me and they have instructed me to:
Quote:
You'll need to get rid of anything vlc related in /usr/local/lib. Depending on
how you installed it there, you either need to remove it manually or follow
whatever procedure you've used to install it there in the first place.
My interpretation of that is to go into that folder, and delete everything with VLC in the title. And I guess I can try a "Complete Uninstall" of vlc under Synaptic once more, after that I'll delete the config folder. Once that's done, the version in my Synaptic should work I imagine, I haven't changed it to anything outside of the stable repos other than mistakingly doing that "Update All" option in Synaptic.

The theme I'm using is called Blackbird. I tried it under numerous other themes including Adwaita but no results. I can try it again and report back later.
 
Old 06-24-2018, 03:16 PM   #69
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Debian Stretch
I suggest you read this thoroughly it appears to be the source of your trouble:
https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian

Also, you do not need to manually go deleting things from /root. As you were told earlier in the thread, apt purge vlc or click completely remove vlc while in synaptic will take care of it.

As a reminder from the above link, if you create a frankendebian then it is your monster to fix.

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Old 06-24-2018, 05:12 PM   #70
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I suggest you read this thoroughly it appears to be the source of your trouble:
https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian

Also, you do not need to manually go deleting things from /root. As you were told earlier in the thread, apt purge vlc or click completely remove vlc while in synaptic will take care of it.

As a reminder from the above link, if you create a frankendebian then it is your monster to fix.
Ok jack.

Code:
sudo apt-get purge vlc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get install vlc
vlc
Oh wow it didn't work what shocker. [/sarcasm]
Maybe you should read this thread. And realize you're at least the 5th person to tell me "just uninstall and reinstall it"

Sorry but beating a dead horse doesn't bring it back to life. Stop suggesting crap I've already tried, everyone, thanks.
 
Old 06-24-2018, 05:33 PM   #71
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I have no idea where it's getting this VLC 4 dev crap from. I never installed that, the one I accidentally installed originally was 3. Even in synaptic I have no packages in the list for VLC version 4.
 
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Ok jack.

Oh wow it didn't work what shocker. [/sarcasm]
Maybe you should read this thread. And realize you're at least the 5th person to tell me "just uninstall and reinstall it"

Sorry but beating a dead horse doesn't bring it back to life. Stop suggesting crap I've already tried, everyone, thanks.
and we are still waiting for your response to this: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post5866295

otherwise you are just trolling and not wanting to admit you created a frankendebian.....
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Old 06-24-2018, 05:48 PM   #73
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and we are still waiting for your response to this: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post5866295

otherwise you are just trolling and not wanting to admit you created a frankendebian.....
Because it's totally irrelevant!! I haven't changed my repos and I was NEVER using bleeding edge repos ever!
But screw it here you go dude!
Code:
 Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
           deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main
           deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main
           deb-src http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main
           deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main
           deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main
           deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lutris.list
           deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/strycore/Debian_9.0/ ./
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
And stop with the frankendebian insult. My system isn't broken dude. VLC isn't working. That's all.

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Old 06-24-2018, 05:53 PM   #74
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ChuangTzu do me a favor AND READ THE THREAD.

This error wasn't caused by dev repositories or whatever you're assuming, it was from update all from synaptic with my current DEFAULT debian stretch repositories. Only thing OUTSIDE of that I did was going in and removing it and going online to find deb packages for the VLC version PREVIOUS to VLC3,

but we undid that with all the uninstall and reinstall and uninstall and reinstall and uninstall and reinstall.

I am so tired of repeating myself dude, seriously. And FYI I DID reply to that post telling him the SAME thing I just told you. My list of repositories is totally irrelevant here.

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Old 06-24-2018, 06:27 PM   #75
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Because it's totally irrelevant!! I haven't changed my repos and I was NEVER using bleeding edge repos ever!
But screw it here you go dude!
Code:
 Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
           deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main
           deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main
           deb-src http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main
           deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main
           deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main
           deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lutris.list
           deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/strycore/Debian_9.0/ ./
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
And stop with the frankendebian insult. My system isn't broken dude. VLC isn't working. That's all.
you're trolling, first that is not the standard repo list for Debian stable/stretch, you've added at least two other non debian repos, which makes one think this is an incomplete repo listing.... So yes, you have a frankendebian. a program did not just jump into your repo's without you adding something, Debian stable does not change program versions only security updates/patches.

I'm done with this thread, its reported as trolling now. Have fun.
 
  


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