[SDL] linux 2.2.11 problem

Karsten-Olaf Laux klaux at student.uni-kl.de
Thu Aug 26 04:43:16 PDT 1999


after upgrading to kernel 2.2.11 I get the following error when starting my
SDL-0.10 application: 

XF86DGAGetVideo: failed to open /dev/mem (Die Operation ist nicht erlaubt)

but :
[klaux at smartie forge-install]$ ls -l /dev/mem 
crw-rw-rw-   1 root     kmem       1,   1 May  5  1998 /dev/mem

My application does not want to switch to fullscreen !
Running it as root works. And with kernel 2.2.5 it worked as normal user as
well in windowed mode and fullscreen.

Could someone give me a hint, what is going wrong here ?!

Karsten-O. Laux           
klaux at student.uni-kl.de

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