[SDL] SDL test program error: No available video device

degras danwgrace at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 05:09:40 PST 2008

When I run a SDL (simple direct layer) test program it gives the following
Unable to initialize SDL: No available video device 

..this happens when calling SDL_Init: 

The program is compiled in KDevelop as a SDL program.  By the way: there is
no sound in the kdecontrol panel when I click "test", whereas aplay works no
problem.   I am using Gentoo Linux.

How do I configure SDL, assuming that is what is wrong ?

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