On the newest PCLOS - KDE (Feb. 2013) my trusted / best VLC player would not start. That is, it -sort of- begins; in the Panel the animated icon shows for a few seconds, but before the interface screen comes all dies down === end of story.
Pity, it's the best player, especially when customized. Neither will open when a DVD enters the Drive (Open with ...) === same. All list of SW is updated. Pls, advise. Thx, rgds.