The Perfect Desktop - Slackware 12 - Page 8

16. From installpkg:

Install VLC Media Player

Go to the VLC media player for Linux Slackware.

Download from a location close to you.

Click OK to save the file:

I saved it to /downloads/vlc:

At the command line change your directory to /home/brian/Desktop/downloads/vlc by typing

cd /home/brian/Desktop/downloads/vlc

At the terminal window type




to become root:

To install type,

installpkg vlc-0.8.5-i686-3.tgz 

This finishes the installation of VLC.

But, when you Click K Menu->Multimedia VLC isn't there:

To simplify running VLC we're going to add it to the K Menu using the Menu Editor.

Right click K Menu and then click Menu Editor:

The KDE Menu Editor opens. We're going to add VLC to the Multimedia section.

Highlight Multimedia:

And click File->New Item:

Name it VLC and click OK:

The VLC entry appears as follows:

Now add the path to start VLC in the field labeled Command. That means we need to know the path to the VLC executable file. The which command will find it. At the command line window locate the path to the VLC executable by typing,

which vlc

That shows us the path to start VLC is/usr/bin/vlc.

Type /usr/bin/vlc in the Command field:

Now we have everything we need if we want VLC to appear in the K Menu under the Multimedia tab:

Click the Save icon below:

The Menu Editor updates:

Click File-Quit.

To start VLC click K-Menu->Multimedia->VLC:

Below is a QuickTime movie being played in VLC. It's another student film I made and you can watch it here.


17. Inventory (VI)

Our inventory should now look like this:

[x] The GIMP
[x] Google Picasa

[x] Firefox
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Java Runtime Environment
[x] Flash
[x] RealPlayer
[x] aKregator
[x] Pidgin
[x] Xchat IRC
[x] gFTP
[x] BitTorrent
[x] Guarddog
[x] Google Earth
[x] Skype

[x] Adobe Acrobat reader
[x] Kontact
[x] Scribus
[x] kmymoney2

Sound & Video:
[x] Audacious
[x] K3B
[x] Noatun
[x] VLC Media Player

[x] Quanta Plus
[x] Kate
[x] The Java 2 SDK

System Utilities:
[x] htop
[x] iptraf
[x] netstat
[ ] Filelight
[x] KDE Info Center
[x] Konqueror

[ ] VMware Server
[x] NTFS-3G driver
[x] FUSE

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