I killed vlc [Solved]

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I killed vlc [Solved]

Postby kensum » Sun Nov 03, 2013 20:14

I intalled vlc and it ran fine. Downloaded the skins and extracted to user/share/vlc. I then went to preferences and chose a skin and pointed to the directary. Now vlc aborts when started. This is what is from the terminal:
[email protected] ~ $ vlc
VLC media player 2.0.7 Twoflower (revision 2.0.6-54-g7dd7e4d)
[0xd96338] skins2 interface: skin: subX author: Martin Poehlmann
vlc: malloc.c:2369: sysmalloc: Assertion `(old_top == (((mbinptr) (((char *) &((av)->bins[((1) - 1) * 2])) - __builtin_offsetof (struct malloc_chunk, fd)))) && old_size == 0) || ((unsigned long) (old_size) >= (unsigned long)((((__builtin_offsetof (struct malloc_chunk, fd_nextsize))+((2 * (sizeof(size_t))) - 1)) & ~((2 * (sizeof(size_t))) - 1))) && ((old_top)->size & 0x1) && ((unsigned long)old_end & pagemask) == 0)' failed.
Aborted

I have tried to delete vlc, and delete vlc folder in user/share and .local/share and then reinstall vlc with the same error in terminal. :cry: Any help for this, thanks, ken
Last edited by kensum on Sun Nov 03, 2013 21:01, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: I killed vlc

Postby joost » Sun Nov 03, 2013 20:25

You could try (as normal user, NOT as root!):

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rm -rf ~/.config/vlc


This should make vlc start with default settings.
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Re: I killed vlc

Postby kensum » Sun Nov 03, 2013 21:00

Thanks joost, that did the trick. Not sure what it was but it worked. will mark as solved.
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