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Run VLC as root

asked 2013-10-19 11:28:23 -0500

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updated 2014-04-11 16:26:07 -0500

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I am using Fedora18 KDE, How can I run vlc as root? It was given there for using VLC-WRAPPER (set-UID as root) I did but still vlc is not running.

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answered 2013-10-19 11:42:28 -0500

You absolutely should not run VLC as root. There is no reason to do so. I'm not scaremongering, or being overly cautious out of paranoia, so let me be clear:

there is nothing VLC does that requires root privileges.

You have no reason to need this. VLC is not an administrative application, so it does not need to be run with the administration account. Just run user applications as a normal user.

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answered 2013-11-19 09:24:11 -0500

Run this command from your terminal login as root user

sed -i 's/geteuid/getppid/g' /usr/bin/vlc

then run


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its worked for me...sorry I don't have vote privilege yet...thanks

sasajib gravatar imagesasajib ( 2014-09-26 14:23:09 -0500 )edit

Worked for me also. Thank you very much

Alexandre Bourlier gravatar imageAlexandre Bourlier ( 2016-11-01 16:42:55 -0500 )edit

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