Hi, I am running Manjaro XFCE with Kernel 5.13.19. Recently I was trying out different YouTube players, namely, MotionBox, MiniTube. After installing them, my VLC player, gThumb etc. stopped playing any video. VLC started playing only audio, no video along with it. SimpleVideoRecorder stopped initializing.
I understand some video dependency got uninstalled or broken. I remember installing Gstreamer plugin bad/ugly, uninstalled them but nothing. Uninstalled VLC, reinstalled, now VLC won’t even start. No errors. Not sure what went wrong and how to start debugging.
Note: Also installed all the necessary codecs, didn’t help.
When I run xdg-open The.Matrix.mp4, terminal says-
/usr/bin/vlc: /usr/lib/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.34' not found (required by /usr/bin/vlc)
/usr/bin/vlc: /usr/lib/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.34' not found (required by /usr/lib/libvlccore.so.9)
5.13 has been EOL (end-of-life) for ages already and is no longer supported. Please switch to a more recent kernel or install an LTS kernel.
Manjaro Stable is currently using glibc 2.36.
From what it looks like, you haven’t updated your system in quite a while. I suggest you do that first, and install a newer kernel. Don’t remove the old kernel until after you’ve rebooted into the newer kernel.
pamac update && sudo mhwd-kernel -i linux515
… will update your system and install kernel 5.15, which is an LTS kernel. If you are using proprietary drivers, then the above command will also pull in the matching drivers for said kernel.
@Aragorn, I don’t have enough space in my drive to do an upgrade of the whole system which caused the delay. Will be buying a new drive back things up to free up the system drive. Any workaround till then? System was fine until I tried installing the player and uninstalling some media dependency in the process, obviously unwittingly. As a workaround I am using chrome’s media player plugin which can play videos btw. Not sure if that info helps.