seb3000
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Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:26 pm

VLC doesn't run with graphic interface

Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:35 pm

Hi, I have some problems getting VLC to run with its graphic user interface on a current Solus.

Would be nice if someone could help me diagnose that problem.

I installed VLC through Software Center. After installation, it does not run though. Uninstalled and reinstalled through eopkg ("sudo eopkg install vlc") with same results.

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Solus 3.9999, Gnome: 3.28.2, Graphics: Intel IvyBridgeMobile
Linux mediacenter 4.15.7-60.current #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Mar 1 13:02:55 UTC 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Tried starting from terminal which showed lots of errors (sorry, some are in German -- I tried to translate inline in [[[translated]]]):

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~ $ vlc
VLC media player 3.0.3 Vetinari (revision 3.0.2-225-gc9e3360dd4)
[0000000000ae9570] main libvlc error: stale plugins cache: modified /usr/lib64/vlc/plugins/misc/libaudioscrobbler_plugin.so
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... more than 300 lines of similiar errors ("stale plugin cache")...

[0000000000ae9570] main libvlc error: stale plugins cache: modified /usr/lib64/vlc/plugins/audio_output/libafile_plugin.so
[0000000000ae9570] main libvlc: VLC wird mit dem Standard-Interface ausgeführt. Benutzen Sie 'cvlc', um VLC ohne Interface zu verwenden.
[[[VLC is being run with standard interface, Use 'cvlc' to use VLC without any interface]]]

(vlc:2198): Gtk-WARNING **: 23:58:35.535: Im Modulpfad »murrine« konnte keine Themen-Engine gefunden werden,
[[[No theme engine could be found in module path "murrine"]]]

(vlc:2198): Gtk-WARNING **: 23:58:35.535: Im Modulpfad »murrine« konnte keine Themen-Engine gefunden werden,
[[[No theme engine could be found in module path "murrine"]]]

(vlc:2198): Gtk-WARNING **: 23:58:35.536: Im Modulpfad »murrine« konnte keine Themen-Engine gefunden werden,
[[[No theme engine could be found in module path "murrine"]]]

vlc: Fatal IO error 2 (Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden) on X server :0.
[[[ ... (file or directory  not found) ... ]]]

QMutex: destroying locked mutex
VLC does work with basic ncurses interface ("vlc -I ncurses") including video playback, so it seems to be some problem with VLC's graphic interface.

seb3000
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:26 pm

Re: VLC doesn't run with graphic interface

Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:05 pm

Installing package "gtk2-engine-murrine" got rid of the GTK warnings:

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sudo eopkg install gtk2-engine-murrine
Running

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sudo /usr/lib/vlc/vlc-cache-gen /usr/lib64/vlc/plugins/
removed the stale plugin cache error messages.

So I'm now stuck with

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$ vlc
VLC media player 3.0.3 Vetinari (revision 3.0.2-225-gc9e3360dd4)
[0000000001475570] main libvlc: VLC wird mit dem Standard-Interface ausgeführt. Benutzen Sie 'cvlc', um VLC ohne Interface zu verwenden.
vlc: Fatal IO error 2 (Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden) on X server :0.
QMutex: destroying locked mutex
Any ideas?

sunnyflunk
Development Team
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Joined: Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:35 pm

Re: VLC doesn't run with graphic interface

Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:45 am

seb3000 wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:05 pm
Installing package "gtk2-engine-murrine" got rid of the GTK warnings:

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sudo eopkg install gtk2-engine-murrine
Running

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sudo /usr/lib/vlc/vlc-cache-gen /usr/lib64/vlc/plugins/
removed the stale plugin cache error messages.

So I'm now stuck with

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$ vlc
VLC media player 3.0.3 Vetinari (revision 3.0.2-225-gc9e3360dd4)
[0000000001475570] main libvlc: VLC wird mit dem Standard-Interface ausgeführt. Benutzen Sie 'cvlc', um VLC ohne Interface zu verwenden.
vlc: Fatal IO error 2 (Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden) on X server :0.
QMutex: destroying locked mutex
Any ideas?
What desktop? Have you reinstalled vlc? 'sudo eopkg install --reinstall vlc'

An IO error suggests an issue reading from a drive

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