[SDL] SDL opengl stopped working

Alexander Bussman buxman at telia.com
Sat Nov 29 04:39:01 PST 2003


You haven't installed your graphics card correctly.
Install the drivers from ati and it should work, I don't have any ati 
card so I can't tell you how to install them but there should be a 
document for that.
btw, ATI is not known to have good Linux support (but hopefully it will 
be better soon).


Jimmy Karlsson wrote:

> As the topic says sdl opengl stopped working after I switch my gfx 
> card from a nvidia g3ti200 to a ati radeon 9600. This is most likely a 
> driver issue but I have no idea how to fix it. As far as I know both 
> the ati- and nvidia-drivers have hardware accel. opengl support.
>
> I've tested other SDL opengl apps and they all seem to suffer from 
> this problem. It would kinda suck if you had to have a nvidia gfx card 
> to be able to get opengl support in SDL under linux(dist is gentoo btw.).
>
> The error message I'm getting is 'Unable to init SDL: No available 
> video device' generated by your standard init code. My application had 
> no trouble running on the g3ti200, any ideas ?
>
> -JK
>
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