VLC 2.04 won't open at all on Ubuntu 12.10

Asked by CallieRossouw on 2012-12-05

When clicking the icon to open vlc 2.04 on Ubuntu 12.10 nothing happens. When prompted directly from compatible media files the same happens. Please help, I love vlc. Regards, Callie

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2012-12-11
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Thomas Krüger (thkrueger) said : #1

Can you please open the Terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T), enter the line below exactly, press Enter and copy/paste the lines printed for us? Thanks!

vlc -vv

CallieRossouw (cdros-iway) said : #2

VLC media player 2.0.4 Twoflower (revision 2.0.3-289-g6e6100a)
[0x9a7f908] main libvlc debug: VLC media player - 2.0.4 Twoflower
[0x9a7f908] main libvlc debug: Copyright © 1996-2012 VLC authors and VideoLAN
[0x9a7f908] main libvlc debug: revision 2.0.3-289-g6e6100a
[0x9a7f908] main libvlc debug: configured with ./configure '--enable-static' '--build=i686-linux-gnu' 'CFLAGS=-g -O2 -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -Wformat -Werror=format-security' 'CPPFLAGS=-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2' 'CXXFLAGS=-g -O2 -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -Wformat -Werror=format-security' 'LDFLAGS=-Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-z,relro' '--config-cache' '--disable-maintainer-mode' '--disable-silent-rules' '--disable-update-check' '--enable-fast-install' '--prefix=/usr' '--docdir=/usr/share/doc/vlc-nox' '--sysconfdir=/etc' '--with-binary-version=0ubuntu1' '--enable-a52' '--enable-aa' '--enable-bluray' '--enable-bonjour' '--enable-caca' '--enable-dbus' '--enable-dca' '--enable-dirac' '--enable-directfb' '--enable-dvbpsi' '--enable-dvdnav' '--enable-faad' '--enable-flac' '--enable-fluidsynth' '--enable-freetype' '--enable-fribidi' '--enable-gnutls' '--enable-jack' '--enable-kate' '--enable-libass' '--enable-libmpeg2' '--enable-libproxy' '--enable-libxml2' '--enable-lirc' '--enable-live555' '--enable-mad' '--enable-mkv' '--enable-mod' '--enable-mpc' '--enable-mtp' '--enable-mux_ogg' '--enable-ncurses' '--enable-notify' '--enable-ogg' '--enable-opus' '--enable-oss' '--enable-pulse' '--enable-qt4' '--enable-realrtsp' '--enable-samplerate' '--enable-schroedinger' '--enable-sdl' '--enable-sftp' '--enable-shout' '--enable-skins2' '--enable-smb' '--enable-speex' '--enable-svg' '--enable-taglib' '--enable-theora' '--enable-twolame' '--enable-upnp' '--enable-vcd' '--enable-vcdx' '--enable-vorbis' '--enable-x264' '--enable-zvbi' '--with-kde-solid=/usr/share/kde4/apps/solid/actions/' '--disable-dxva2' '--disable-gnomevfs' '--disable-goom' '--disable-portaudio' '--disable-projectm' '--disable-sqlite' '--disable-telx' '--enable-alsa' '--enable-atmo' '--enable-dc1394' '--enable-dv' '--enable-fbosd' '--enable-libva' '--enable-linsys' '--enable-omxil' '--enable-pvr' '--enable-udev' '--enable-v4l2' '--enable-crystalhd' '--enable-mmx' '--enable-sse' '--disable-neon' '--disable-altivec' 'build_alias=i686-linux-gnu'
[0x9a7f908] main libvlc debug: searching plug-in modules
[0x9a7f908] main libvlc debug: loading plugins cache file /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/plugins.dat
[0x9a7f908] main libvlc debug: recursively browsing `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins'
[0x9a7f908] main libvlc debug: saving plugins cache /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/plugins.dat
[0x9a7f908] main libvlc debug: plug-ins loaded: 422 modules
[0x9a7f908] main libvlc debug: opening config file (/home/callie/.config/vlc/vlcrc)
[0x9a7f908] main libvlc debug: translation test: code is "en_GB"
[0x9a7f908] main libvlc debug: CPU has capabilities MMX MMXEXT SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE4.1 FPU
[0x9a7f908] main libvlc debug: looking for memcpy module: 4 candidates
[0x9a7f908] main libvlc debug: using memcpy module "memcpymmxext"
[0x9bfc678] main input debug: Creating an input for 'Media Library'
[0x9bfc678] main input debug: Input is a meta file: disabling unneeded options
[0x9bfc678] main input debug: using timeshift granularity of 50 MiB, in path '/tmp'
[0x9bfc678] main input debug: `file/xspf-open:///home/callie/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf' gives access `file' demux `xspf-open' path `/home/callie/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf'
[0x9bfc678] main input debug: creating demux: access='file' demux='xspf-open' location='/home/callie/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf' file='/home/callie/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf'
[0x9a91f90] main demux debug: looking for access_demux module: 3 candidates
[0x9a91f90] main demux debug: no access_demux module matching "file" could be loaded
[0x9a91f90] main demux debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.740 ms - Total 0.740 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.740 ms)
[0x9bfc678] main input debug: creating access 'file' location='/home/callie/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf', path='/home/callie/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf'
[0x9b184e8] main access debug: looking for access module: 2 candidates
[0x9b184e8] filesystem access debug: opening file `/home/callie/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf'
[0x9b184e8] main access debug: using access module "filesystem"
[0x9b184e8] main access debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.355 ms - Total 0.355 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.355 ms)
[0x9b19458] main stream debug: Using stream method for AStream*
[0x9b19458] main stream debug: starting pre-buffering
[0x9b19458] main stream debug: received first data after 0 ms
[0x9b19458] main stream debug: pre-buffering done 296 bytes in 0s - 5353 KiB/s
[0x9b18cb8] main stream debug: looking for stream_filter module: 7 candidates
[0x9b18cb8] main stream debug: no stream_filter module matching "any" could be loaded
[0x9b18cb8] main stream debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.900 ms - Total 0.900 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.900 ms)
[0x9b18cb8] main stream debug: looking for stream_filter module: 1 candidate
[0x9b18cb8] main stream debug: using stream_filter module "stream_filter_record"
[0x9b18cb8] main stream debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.239 ms - Total 0.239 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.239 ms)
[0x9bfc678] main input debug: creating demux: access='file' demux='xspf-open' location='/home/callie/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf' file='/home/callie/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf'
[0x9a932e8] main demux debug: looking for demux module: 1 candidate
[0x9a932e8] playlist demux debug: using XSPF playlist reader
[0x9a932e8] main demux debug: using demux module "playlist"
[0x9a932e8] main demux debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.259 ms - Total 0.259 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.259 ms)
[0x9b1c188] main demux meta debug: looking for meta reader module: 2 candidates
[0x9b1c188] lua demux meta debug: Trying Lua scripts in /home/callie/.local/share/vlc/lua/meta/reader
[0x9b1c188] lua demux meta debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/reader
[0x9b1c188] lua demux meta debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/reader/filename.luac
[0x9b1c188] lua demux meta debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/share/vlc/lua/meta/reader
[0x9b1c188] main demux meta debug: no meta reader module matching "any" could be loaded
[0x9b1c188] main demux meta debug: TIMER module_need() : 1.889 ms - Total 1.889 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 1.889 ms)
[0x9bfc678] main input debug: `file/xspf-open:///home/callie/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf' successfully opened
[0x9b0ebe0] main xml reader debug: looking for xml reader module: 1 candidate
[0x9b0ebe0] main xml reader debug: using xml reader module "xml"
[0x9b0ebe0] main xml reader debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.761 ms - Total 0.761 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.761 ms)
[0x9a932e8] playlist demux debug: parsed 0 tracks successfully
[0x9bfc678] main input debug: EOF reached
[0x9a932e8] main demux debug: removing module "playlist"
[0x9b18cb8] main stream debug: removing module "stream_filter_record"
[0x9b184e8] main access debug: removing module "filesystem"
[0x9bfc678] main input debug: TIMER input launching for 'Media Library' : 5.319 ms - Total 5.319 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 5.319 ms)
[0x9b19458] main interface debug: looking for interface module: 4 candidates
[0x9b19458] [dummy] lua interface debug: Found lua interface script: /usr/lib/vlc/lua/intf/dummy.luac
[0x9b19458] [dummy] main interface debug: using interface module "lua"
[0x9b19458] [dummy] main interface debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.592 ms - Total 0.592 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.592 ms)
[0x9b0cda0] main interface debug: looking for interface module: 1 candidate
[0x9b0cda0] [http] lua interface debug: Found lua interface script: /usr/lib/vlc/lua/intf/http.luac
[0x9b0cda0] [http] lua interface debug: Setting config variable: config={http={no_index=false}}
[0x9b0cda0] [http] main interface debug: using interface module "lua"
[0x9b0cda0] [http] main interface debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.693 ms - Total 0.693 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.693 ms)
[0x9b13a58] main interface debug: looking for interface module: 1 candidate
[0x9b13a58] main interface debug: using interface module "hotkeys"
[0x9b13a58] main interface debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.313 ms - Total 0.313 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.313 ms)
[0x9aa7278] main interface debug: looking for interface module: 1 candidate
[0x9b0cda0] [http] lua interface: Lua HTTP interface
[0x9b0cda0] [http] main interface debug: creating VLM
[0x9b0cda0] [http] lua interface debug: Loaded /usr/share/vlc/lua/http/custom.lua
[0x9b0cda0] [http] main interface debug: net: listening to * port 8080
[0x9b19458] [dummy] lua interface error: This is the `dummy' VLC Lua interface module.
[0x9b19458] [dummy] lua interface error: Please specify a VLC Lua interface to load with the --lua-intf option.
[0x9b19458] [dummy] lua interface error: VLC Lua interface modules include: `cli' and `http'.
[0x9b19458] [dummy] lua interface error: For example: vlc -I luaintf --lua-intf cli
[0x9b19458] [dummy] lua interface error: You can also use the alternate syntax: vlc -I "luaintf{intf=cli}"
[0x9b19458] [dummy] lua interface error: See share/lua/intf/README.txt for more information about lua interface modules.
[0x9a7f908] main libvlc debug: exiting
[0x9b0cda0] [http] main interface debug: find .hosts in dir=/usr/share/vlc/lua/http/.hosts
[0x9bfb308] main playlist debug: playlist threads correctly activated
[0x9aa7278] main interface debug: using interface module "inhibit"
[0x9aa7278] main interface debug: TIMER module_need() : 4.148 ms - Total 4.148 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 4.148 ms)
[0x9aa74d0] main interface debug: looking for interface module: 1 candidate
[0x9aa74d0] main interface debug: using interface module "globalhotkeys"
[0x9aa74d0] main interface debug: TIMER module_need() : 1.040 ms - Total 1.040 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 1.040 ms)
[0x9aa7e48] main interface debug: looking for interface module: 4 candidates
[0x9aa7e48] [dummy] lua interface debug: Found lua interface script: /usr/lib/vlc/lua/intf/dummy.luac
[0x9aa7e48] [dummy] main interface debug: using interface module "lua"
[0x9aa7e48] [dummy] main interface debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.595 ms - Total 0.595 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.595 ms)
[0x9a7f908] main libvlc debug: deactivating the playlist
[0x9bfb308] main playlist debug: deactivating the playlist
[0x9aa7e48] [dummy] lua interface error: This is the `dummy' VLC Lua interface module.
[0x9aa7e48] [dummy] lua interface error: Please specify a VLC Lua interface to load with the --lua-intf option.
[0x9aaa908] main playlist export debug: saving Media Library to file /home/callie/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf
[0x9aaa908] main playlist export debug: looking for playlist export module: 1 candidate
[0x9aaa908] main playlist export debug: using playlist export module "export"
[0x9aaa908] main playlist export debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.299 ms - Total 0.299 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.299 ms)
[0x9aaa908] main playlist export debug: removing module "export"
[0x9bfb308] main playlist debug: playlist correctly deactivated
[0x9a7f908] main libvlc debug: removing all services discovery tasks
[0x9a7f908] main libvlc debug: removing all interfaces
[0x9aa7e48] [dummy] main interface debug: removing module "lua"
[0x9aa7e48] [dummy] lua interface error: VLC Lua interface modules include: `cli' and `http'.
[0x9aa7e48] [dummy] lua interface error: For example: vlc -I luaintf --lua-intf cli
[0x9aa7e48] [dummy] lua interface error: You can also use the alternate syntax: vlc -I "luaintf{intf=cli}"
[0x9aa7e48] [dummy] lua interface error: See share/lua/intf/README.txt for more information about lua interface modules.
[0x9aa74d0] main interface debug: removing module "globalhotkeys"
[0x9aa7278] main interface debug: removing module "inhibit"
[0x9b13a58] main interface debug: removing module "hotkeys"
[0x9b0cda0] [http] main interface debug: removing module "lua"
[0xb540abe0] [http] main http host debug: waitpipe: object killed
[0xb540abe0] [http] main http host debug: HTTP host removed
[0x9b19458] [dummy] main interface debug: removing module "lua"
[0x9bfb308] main playlist debug: destroying
[0x9a7f908] main libvlc debug: TIMER ML Load : Total 6.562 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 6.562 ms)
[0x9a7f908] main libvlc debug: TIMER ML Dump : Total 0.532 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.532 ms)
[0x9a7f908] main libvlc debug: removing stats
[0x9a7f908] main libvlc debug: removing module "memcpymmxext"

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy vlc

Thanks

CallieRossouw (cdros-iway) said : #4

callie@ubuntu:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy vlc
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal
Linux ubuntu 3.5.0-19-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 13 17:49:53 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
vlc:
  Installed: 2.0.4-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 2.0.4-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 2.0.4-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://ubuntu-archive.polytechnic.edu.na/ubuntu/ quantal/universe i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Try closing all VLC instances and then run:

mv ~/.config/vlc ~/.config/vlc_old

then run the app. Is it ok?

CallieRossouw (cdros-iway) said : #6

Thanks so much. It's working just fine now! Callie

You can clean up with:

rm -r ~/.config/vlc_old