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I installed VLC player using this old video.

I don't know how to access other users, but root itself only, so I don't know if the video is outdated or works at all, anyway can I install VLC on root and run it from root as well?

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First: what distribution are you using? Likely there is a vlc already packaged for it. –  Renan Apr 2 '12 at 0:01
BAD BAD BAD -- Do not run as root. –  user13728 Apr 2 '12 at 0:32

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It is possible — if you recompile VLC, passing --enable-run-as-root to ./configure.

However, if you don't understand why it's dangerous to run VLC as root: DON'T.

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