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Old 07-05-2016, 05:47 PM   #1
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I installed VLC but it says it can't run as root ?

Slacko's default is root.
 
Old 07-05-2016, 06:16 PM   #2
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A Google for "running vlc as root" returns this as the first hit: http://unix.stackexchange.com/questi...player-in-root

It suggests various solutions.

Let us know how you get on.
 
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I am not familiar with puppy but why do you want to run vlc as root?
 
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A Google for "running vlc as root" returns this as the first hit: http://unix.stackexchange.com/questi...player-in-root

It suggests various solutions.

Let us know how you get on.
None of the solutions work.
 
Old 07-05-2016, 07:14 PM   #5
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I am not familiar with puppy but why do you want to run vlc as root?
All Puppy distros run as root by default.

Been doing so for years with never any problems.
 
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None of the solutions work.
First solution was to recompile. You say you tried all of them. Why don't I believe this?

Edit: But then again, using any POSIX system as root is just plain silly. It is like driving on the wrong side of the road in hope there is no upcoming traffic. Brrr ...

Why don't you get a normal distro.

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Old 07-05-2016, 07:40 PM   #7
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The Puppy Linux Discussion forum is currently discussing VLC.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=107150

The fourth post by Pete indicates that getting VLC to work properly in Slacko may be a pain, even if you solve the run as root problem.

It really does sound like a lot of bother to me to get something to work that just works in most distros, very Puppy-specific bother at that. I honestly think that if you want to run Puppy you will get far faster replies and more specific knowledge on that forum.
 
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Old 07-05-2016, 07:52 PM   #8
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First solution was to recompile. You say you tried all of them. Why don't I believe this?

Edit: But then again, using any POSIX system as root is just plain silly. It is like driving on the wrong side of the road in hope there is no upcoming traffic. Brrr ...

Why don't you get a normal distro.
You should not be putting down any distro.
 
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Old 12-08-2016, 06:21 PM   #9
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Why don't you get a normal distro.
Define what constitutes a "normal distro".

It was always my understanding that there is no set standards for what a Linux distribution can or can't do so long as it's functional. Moreover, the freedom of choice for developers is what makes Linux such a great and diverse atmosphere.

Why would anyone want to stereotype normality or development standards? Would not this stifle progress and creativity?

From your signature, you seem to avoid systemd and pulseaudio. Considering the most popular Linux distributions use both (Debian, Ubuntu, Manjaro, Fedora, etc.), normality would include both. Your comment appears paradoxical to me. Furthermore, what is conducive about being condescending when you arrogantly proclaim "Why don't I believe this?". Now, the OP wasn't the most specific about what went wrong, but that doesn't justify your lack of inclusiveness in this community. Be more considerate; that's all I ask.

Anyhow, more to the point, VLC works as root under Fatdog64 which at one point used Slacko packages and still seems to according to this link: http://distro.ibiblio.org/fatdog/web/history.html

I won't recommend Fatdog64, as of yet, to new users as there is some compilation quirks I'm trying to resolve with Palemoon (and probably applicable to other programs), but if you don't plan to compile anything, it would probably work for you.

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