To be able to see avi clips I installed with Syanapic the VLC package which had been categorized under "multimedia". When I launch it nothing happens :-(. Tried to restart the machine but it does not do any better.
Thanks in advance for your help
Armada1750, 300MHz, 320MB ram, 20G hdd, XFCE4 squeeze
Have you tried running it from a terminal emulator and looking for errors? You may get better replies on their forum.
But why use a QT-based application under a GTK-based desktop environment when there are many similar and better GTK-based applications?
All I've seen about non-Windows versions of VLC is that they're buggy. The last time I tried it, it launched fine, but used to crash every few seconds while watching any video.
If I were you I'd use mplayer with its native graphical interface or better, with the gnome-mplayer interface. mplayer plays virtually every format out there, including AVIs, FLVs and many more. Plus the interface is GTK-based.
As you said I went to their forum and they suggested just what you did. On the consol I saw that it won't execute as root. I retried logged a <user> and it did run and play the movie however, it did not play the sound.
... So I close this as resolved and reopen thread http://forum.xfce.org/index.php?topic=5267.0
I ended up installing mplayer. It works perfectly and i am now able to listen to music with my ruin. VLC is not recommended