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    Default VlC player does not work in root mode

    hey friends,
    VLC player installed in my computer does not work when im logged in as a "root"..i changed the permission of the file in "/usr/bin/vlc"& also "/usr/bin/vlc-wrapper"

    Can anyone help me to solve this issue..
    Any help would be appreciated.
    "Linux is just like rivers...They follow their own routes and remain accessible to anyone.It is in the hands of public to keep it usable or unusable"

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    Default Re: VlC player does not work in root mode

    Do _NOT_ login to the GUI as root.

    NEVER!

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    Default Re: VlC player does not work in root mode

    As Ako put it, you should neverever run VLC as root, never.

    Even the wrapper itself will explain this to you.

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    Default Re: VlC player does not work in root mode

    I just tried (as a little experiment) to do what vlc tells you about using vlc-wrapper und suid and it did not work as suggested.

    Luckily it seems this "feature" has been removed/disabled.

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    Default Re: VlC player does not work in root mode

    As an addition to the above, read this: SDB:Login as root - openSUSE
    Henk van Velden

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    Smile Re: VlC player does not work in root mode

    Okay thanks.. for al those replys
    "Linux is just like rivers...They follow their own routes and remain accessible to anyone.It is in the hands of public to keep it usable or unusable"

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