root@ThinkPad:~ # vlc
VLC is not supposed to be run as root. Sorry.
If you need to use real-time priorities and/or privileged TCP ports
you can use vlc-wrapper (make sure it is Set-UID root and
cannot be run by non-trusted users first).
I know I'm not supposed to run as root but I'm the only person using the system so I'll take the risk...
Can someone explain how to use vlc-wrapper?
The manpage for vlc-wrapper says:
The preferred way is to use sudo :
$ sudo vlc-wrapper --option1 --option2
You can also set the SUDO_UID environment variable:
# SUDO_UID=1000 vlc-wrapper --option1 --option2