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Month: June 2020

Re: [trinity-users] VLC crashes - chronic problem since Jessie

From: "William Morder via trinity-users" <trinity-users@...>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 15:44:21 -0700

On Thursday 18 June 2020 15:28:46 BorgLabs - Kate Draven wrote:
> > This is directed mostly to Nik (since I've heard him mention both Devuan
> > and VLC); but also to anybody else who might have some inkling what is
> > causing this issue.
> >
> > VLC is (or would be) my media player of choice on most of my machines or
> > devices. I use it on my smartphone, and don't need anything else to play
> > music, movies, stream videos or radio. (I've tried other media players,
> > yes, but they are all inadequate by comparison, at least for my own
> > needs.) So many good things to say about VLC ... until about a year or
> > two ago.
> >
> > Ever since Jessie it will start up, but then immediately crashes. I've
> > gone through looking for conflicts, but nothing obvious jumps out at me.
> >
> > Any suggestions about where to look, or what might be causing such an
> > issue?
> >
> > Bill
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> Hi Bill
> the only thing I can think of is, purge all settings, config, cache etc.
> and try again from the command line. See what it pops out.
> If you are up to it, grab the source code and build it. If you get it
> working like that, that means the deb package is likely faulty somehow.
> Kate

Hi Kate! 

Yes, I do hate building from source, but I can do it; it's just that there is 
no single "right" way to do it, so I waste a lot of time futzing with it. 

Since I haven't found too much online about similar problems, I would guess 
that the problem lies not with the deb packages themselves, or it would have 
been hunted down by now; but I could be wrong. 

Regarding a purge of settings: Do you mean using "apt-get purge" 
or "dpkg --purge"? or do you mean some kind of manual search? My hunch is 
that the fault may be there, even though I haven't changed anything (not even 
my socks) since about 2006 or so.