Here's the output I get:
$ vlc VLC media player 2.2.2 Weatherwax (revision 2.2.2-0-g6259d80)
No error message, no nothing.
After forking at least I can see that it crashed:
 + 25287 exit 1 vlc
Where should I begin investigating? Purging and reinstalling didn't help.
EDIT: I tried purging, reinstalling, deleting configs etc. and no solution to be found on stack exchange/vlc forums/other sites helped. Hence I do not expect here any solution suggestions – I'd be glad if I could see some output from
vlc telling me
this and that library is missing or
cannot open some file because it is read-only.