"Can't initialize SDL"

Hello,
I’m trying to run a game (http://ivan.sourceforge.net/) on my Linux machine
which requires SDL. I compiled and installed SDL and the game, but when I
try and run the game I get the message “Can’t initialize SDL”.

My ld.so.conf and $PATH includes /usr/local/bin and I’ve ran “sudo
ldconfig”.

Here’s the output of various commands run from the game directory:

dsl*@*box: ~/ivan-0.50$ which sdl-config
/usr/local/bin/sdl-config

dsl*@*box: ~/ivan-0.50$ sdl-config --version
1.2.8

dsl*@*box: ~/ivan-0.50$ locate libSDL
/home/dsl/SDL-1.2.8/src/.libs/libSDL-1.2.so.0
/home/dsl/SDL-1.2.8/src/.libs/libSDL-1.2.so.0.7.1
/home/dsl/SDL-1.2.8/src/.libs/libSDL.a
/home/dsl/SDL-1.2.8/src/.libs/libSDL.la
/home/dsl/SDL-1.2.8/src/.libs/libSDL.lai
/home/dsl/SDL-1.2.8/src/.libs/libSDL.so
/home/dsl/SDL-1.2.8/src/libSDL.la
/home/dsl/SDL-1.2.8/src/main/libSDLmain.a
/usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0
/usr/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0.0.4
/usr/local/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0
/usr/local/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0.7.1
/usr/local/lib/libSDL.a
/usr/local/lib/libSDL.la
/usr/local/lib/libSDL.so
/usr/local/lib/libSDLmain.a

dsl*@*box: ~/ivan-0.50$ tail config.log
#define PACKAGE_NAME “”
#define PACKAGE_STRING “”
#define PACKAGE_TARNAME “”
#define PACKAGE_VERSION “”
#define VERSION “0.50”
#endif
#ifdef __cplusplus
extern “C” void std::exit (int) throw (); using std::exit;

configure: exit 0

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Nik

How did you compile SDL? It sounds like it got compiled without any A/V video
backends or something.On Saturday 23 April 2005 07:19, Nik Nyby wrote:

Hello,
I’m trying to run a game (http://ivan.sourceforge.net/) on my Linux machine
which requires SDL. I compiled and installed SDL and the game, but when I
try and run the game I get the message “Can’t initialize SDL”.