I’m very new to Linux, and this is my first forum post, so please be merciful.
I attempted Debian “Jesse”, and subsequently “Mint”… both gave me hardware conflicts i was unable to resolve due to lack of knowledge and exposure to Linux itself. Investigating options (and YouTube reviews) led me to an immediately successful installation of Manjaro XFCE v16 “Fringilla” two days after its release. I was HOOKED! Blatant customization ensued with many FIXABLE failures (fixable due to browsing this forum, and the ARCH AUR documentation itself).
Recently, that constantly updated install… couldn’t be updated. Manjaro lives on its own SSD, and Win10 that came with my laptop lives on ITS own SSD (I refuse to play “battle of the bootloaders”). The BIOS handles the distinction between the SSD’s flawlessly.
Manjaro XFCE v17 was installed via a (checksum verified) ISO file I burned to an 8G USB3 flashdrive. I chose Erase Disc in GRUB, thinking undectected remnants of my previous learning ventures might bork a new installation. Manjaro installed with minimal warnings,…
…and the system seems to operate in a stable manner, but some of the software seems broken, or incorrectly integrated. Enough of my verbose personal introduction!!
PROBLEM: VLC: Double-clicking a .mkv file results in sound playing, and nothung else. No player window, taskbar icons,… nothing but sound (i have to restart Manjaro to stop the sound from playing).
Package Manager shows vlc-nightly (not vlc) installed. NO Qt4 files, but several Qt5 files are installed. Browsing this forum’s posts suggests an inter-connected package minefield I scarcely understand, and I’m not sure if the installation warnings mentioned earlier are evidencing themselves.
Any knowledgable suggestions (and explanations) will be WARMLY welcomed!