VLC media player leaves broken packages when uninstall using synaptic manager

Asked by drmayuraa on 2009-01-07

 I'm using UBUNTU 8.10.
VLC media player was functioning initially without problem. Don't know how, suddenly whenever i open VLC, automatically it tries to open .CHM files pdf files. and also when i click Places/home folder ,the folders are not opening instead VLC is running. it runs like i above mentioned.
Though it opens music and video files with difficult manouvering..
I uninstalled it completely using Synaptic Package manager and then re installed it thinking that it may solve the issue but nope ! same problem persists.. even after several times repeating it.
TOTEM and M Player doesn't doesn't opens all files like VLC.
Is there a way to solve this problem.

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tmc1961 (tmc1961) said : #1

OK, you did something lately that messed up VLC.
Reinstall what ever you uninstalled.
Use "ADD/REMOVE to uninstall VLC.
locate the VLC folder on your system and delete it.
Reinstall VLC using ADD/REMOVE.

this will clear out any corrupted data you have in the VLC folder.
Remember to update you coedects from ,

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu

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