Re: Problem installing VLC in 8.5 32 bit
SM 8.5 has issues with the Lenny multimedia repository. I believe it's because Lenny supports KDE 3.5, whereas SM 8.5 is built on KDE 4.3.
At any rate, you want to disable the Lenny multimedia repository and enable the Community Repositorie. Then try installing VLC.
Your repository list in /
etc/apt/sources.list should look something like this:
Then make sure your /
etc/apt/preferences file is set up like this:
After I installed SM 8.5 and attempted to install multimedia packages from Lenny, I made a complete mess of things and had to go back, uninstall all the multimedia stuff, and reinstall those packages from the Community Repositories. I believe VLC was one of those "bad actors."
BTW, you posted this thread under "Success Stories". I would ask one of the Moderators to move the thread to General Help. You'll get more of a response from there.