VLC bundle broken?

Doesn’t work in a clean install either. Always used the flatpak but trying to make do this go around without it.

Does not appear to even attempt to start at all. No complaints in terminal either.

I have made a fresh install of the CL-36870, with the same pendrive, on 2 different notebooks: 1) Lenovo Thinkpad T530 (Core i5 3rd / 8GB) , where VLC works fine; and 2) Dell Latitude 7490 (Core i7 8th / 16GB) where VLC doesn’t start, no message, nothing.
Exactly the same installation on both, same packages … both are a mirror of the other one.