Ubuntu: VLC is installed but doesn't run properly



Question:

I've had made a huge mistake by wiping out every VLC folder from Ubuntu 12.04. I tried to reinstall it, but it doesn't work.
I tried installing it by command line and it seems to work: however, when I run the vlc command, it says VLC is not installed.
If I try to install it again, it tells me VLC is already at the latest version. Now I can't run VLC any more and can't figure how to fix it. Thanks in advance!

I ran these:

sudo apt-get remove -f --purge vlc vlc-data vlc-nox vlc-plugin-notify vlc-plugin-pulse  

And then these:

sudo apt-get install -f vlc vlc-data vlc-nox vlc-plugin-notify vlc-plugin-pulse  

Apparently everything gets back to normal. Even the icons got back. Now I finally am able to run vlc on the terminal and get some response. Unfortunatey I still am not able to make it run properly, VLC does not open by any chance. This pops up:

VLC media player 2.0.5 Twoflower (revision 2.0.5-0-g1661b7d)     The remote control interface was started. Type 'help' for help.  

However, not a single window opens.


Solution:1

Delete the VLC profile

Deleting the profile folder of VLC makes it work as when you first installed it.

Using terminal

  1. Open a terminal (press Ctrl+Alt+t)
  2. Run rm -rf .config/vlc/

Using GUI

  1. Go to Home folder
  2. Show hidden files (press Ctrl+h)
  3. Open the folder .config
  4. Right click on vlc folder and delete
  5. Restart VLC and see how it works.


Solution:2

I have the same problem with deleting all folders that find in my Ubuntu 13.10 x86_64. Following the steps above, installing it and now it is running well. I saw that there is a mistake in the following line $sudo apt-get remove -f --purge vlc vlc-data vlc-nox vlc-plugin-notigy vlc-plugin-pulse

(vlc-plugin-notigy) must be vlc-plugin-notify

$sudo apt-get remove -f --purge vlc vlc-data vlc-nox vlc-plugin-notify vlc-plugin-pulse  

And then, ran these

$sudo apt-get install -f vlc vlc-data vlc-nox vlc-plugin-notigy vlc-plugin-pulse browser-plugin-vlc  

I am using firefox browser, and need the browser plugging, last one is sugested in the vlc website.


Solution:3

Interesting issue you have there... Have you tried

sudo apt-get remove vlc --purge  sudo apt-get install vlc  

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