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Old 02-01-2019, 10:03 AM   #1
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VLC will not open


Hello,

I try to install vlc on Slackware 14.2.
After taking the build on http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/, I run it and install vlc. When I launch it then, an vlc icon is getting on the dock below, but it won't open (and nothing happens if I click on it).
I had some dependance problem (I guess) to install it : I had to pre-install (with sbopkg) : meson, ninja and lua.
The build and installation processes were done well, I don't get any errors. So I don't understand what could be the problem. Any ideas?

Thank you.
 
Old 02-01-2019, 11:12 AM   #2
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what happens if you try to run it from the command line?
 
Old 02-01-2019, 11:46 AM   #3
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Well, it kind of work actually!

But I get some mistakes in the Terminal; and I have no tools : I haven't the usual toolbar at the top (with "File Preferences ..."), or the advancement bar at the bottom.

Here is a part of what I got :

bash-4.3# vlc /home/1.mp4
VLC media player 3.0.6 Vetinari (revision 3.0.6-0-g5803e85f73)
[00000000009df540] main libvlc: Lancement de vlc avec l'interface par défaut. Utilisez «*cvlc*» pour démarrer VLC sans interface.
[0000000000abbb20] [cli] lua interface: Listening on host "*console".
VLC media player 3.0.6 Vetinari
Command Line Interface initialized. Type `help' for help.
> libva info: VA-API version 0.38.1
libva info: va_getDriverName() returns 0
libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib64/dri/radeonsi_drv_video.so
libva info: va_openDriver() returns -1
[00007f368c001b20] glconv_vaapi_x11 gl error: vaInitialize: unknown libva error...

libva error: va_getDriverName() failed with unknown libva error,driver_name=(null)
[00007f368c001b20] glconv_vaapi_drm gl error: vaInitialize: unknown libva error
[00007f36c54ae890] avcodec decoder: Using G3DVL VDPAU Driver Shared Library version 1.0 for hardware decoding
[h264 @ 0x7f36c54de120] Failed setup for format vdpau: hwaccel initialisation returned error. ...

[00007f368c19ca80] glconv_vaapi_drm gl error: vaInitialize: unknown libva error
[00007f36c5551760] main decoder error: Timestamp conversion failed for 40618626: no reference clock
[00007f36c5551760] main decoder error: Could not convert timestamp 0 for FFmpeg ...

[00007f36a00a40f0] xcb_window window error: X server failure
 
Old 02-01-2019, 11:48 AM   #4
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try a different movie.
 
Old 02-01-2019, 11:58 AM   #5
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Same result...
 
Old 02-01-2019, 12:57 PM   #6
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you could uninstall that one and try the precomplied one he has.


http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/vlc/
 
Old 02-01-2019, 02:10 PM   #7
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I downloaded the .txz file and installed it with installpkg.
I get the same result as before when I launch it from the command line, I can't launch it through the graphic interface.

For the installation, I downloaded only vlc-3.0.6-x86_64-1alien.txz : maybe I need other files like npapi-vlc-20190112-x86_64-1alien.txz?
 
Old 02-01-2019, 02:44 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Mirzoza View Post
I downloaded the .txz file and installed it with installpkg.
I get the same result as before when I launch it from the command line, I can't launch it through the graphic interface.

For the installation, I downloaded only vlc-3.0.6-x86_64-1alien.txz : maybe I need other files like npapi-vlc-20190112-x86_64-1alien.txz?
yeah, sorry I forgot there is a few more for 3.0

https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/finally-vlc-3/

tells what you need to install for 14.2
 
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Old 02-01-2019, 06:46 PM   #9
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Problem solved, thank you!

So, I followed the steps on the website (https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/finally-vlc-3/) : I first installed libwacom, libinput (and the dependencies), then libxkcommon, qt5 and qt5-webkit. After that, I reinstalled vlc with installpkg. It works now perfectly!
 
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sweet, happy watching....
 
  


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