[SDL] SDL opengl stopped working

Alexander Bussman buxman at telia.com
Sat Nov 29 07:04:01 PST 2003


Oh, so every OpenGL application except the SDL OpenGL applications do work?
hmmm... if so, I can't tell you what's wrong.
I'm running Linux 2.6-test10 but with a nvidia card and it works fine.


Jimmy Karlsson wrote:

> I trust that the package management system (portage) installed it 
> correctly but I'll do some checking. Can it be that I'm running the 
> 2.6 (some test version) thatäs messing things up. It's just that the 
> only thing that's not working is SDL opengl, q3, nwn and glut apps 
> works just fine so I know that opengl in general works.
>
> Alexander Bussman wrote:
>
>> 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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