Fix to make vlc run under Bactrack - Making VLC run under the root:- Steps: 1. Open the terminal. 2. Write this command. hexedit /usr/bin/vlc 3. Hit enter. 4. Press tab and you will see that blinker has been shifted to the 2nd group. 5. Now Find this geteuid._libc_start_man Find this by scrolling the mouse wheel or else pushing the down button. 6. Now replace with this by getppid.libc_start_man (i-e you just have to change the word take the pointer there and then just write; and you will see that alphabets different from the already there will start getting replaced by newly typed) 7. After above process press ctrl+s Type y You are done now In the same terminal type vlc and hit enter. Woa! It runs now. Tune the speakers and let it go.