Well yesterday, I installed Xubuntu on my new netbook and I made a mistake a BIG one I removed parole and installed vlc, only to find out vlc is painstakingly slow to start and plays videos slow and choppy. After googling around messing with vlc’s settings I gave up and I decided to reinstall parole. When trying to play a vid, I was greeted by this error message
First make sure you are logged in as root, you do this by typing:
After you have typed your password, let’s find the folder in which parole is installed. Type:
As you can see parole is installed in /usr/share/parole. Well, let’s move to this folder then. Type:
We are now “inside” parole, let’s fix it. Type:
parole --xv false
(Remember, you always do the cliccie for a larger piccie!)
For quite some time I had the feeling that this “How to” became obsolete…. Rudolph was kind enough to confirm my suspicions, this is how he solved the problem:
I run Linux Mint 14 Nadia and decided to try XFCE and of course Parole media player. I tried your instructions as Root and it failed. Simple solution was to issue command “parole –xv false” at the Terminal default Home directory prompt $ as an ordinary user NOT as Root in the Parole directory. Parole now works perfectly. This might help Ubuntu / Xbuntu users as well because as Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu. Thank you for sharing your tips above because I would not have succeeded without your help.
With Rudolf’s comment in mind, I made a new “How to” you can check it here.