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I was playing with VLC skins downloaded from gnome-look.org. And now,I think, My VLC is bricked. It shows this error message on terminal:

[0x1b15f08] skins2 interface error: no skins found : exiting.

I don't wanna reinstall it either.

~$ vlc

VLC media player 2.0.8 Twoflower (revision 2.0.8a-0-g68cf50b)  
[0xd6df08] skins2 interface error: no XML found in theme /home/amol/Download/AlienWareVLCInvader.zip  
[0x7ff4e801d8f8] xml xml reader error: XML parser error (line 1) : Document is empty  
[0xd6df08] skins2 interface error: no skins found : exiting

please help...

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May I suggest you go to the Ubuntu Software Center (or Synaptic Package Manager if you prefer), search for VLC, and completely uninstall it? Then reinstall it. This will take less than five minutes, and is easier than editing the VLC configuration files.

If you won't uninstall/reinstall VLC, then open a terminal emulation window, do

sudo rm ~/.config/vlc/vlcrc

and close the window.

Then, reopen VLC.

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I don't wanna reinstall it.Isn't there any command or something which lets me reset VLC?? –  user259975 Mar 19 '14 at 17:26
are you suggesting me to fully uninstall VLC? –  user259975 Mar 19 '14 at 17:41
Thanks...It works :) –  user259975 Mar 19 '14 at 17:45

The command you are after is:

vlc --reset-config

Run this from a Terminal window....

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