Linux- Major erros with anything SDL related

Hello,

I am on mandriva linux 2006 (free) and I am having major problems with
anything sdl related. Some sdl programs work and others don’t. For instance
SDL vexed works fine. However, on supertux for example, I couldn’t get it to
work at all until I changed the config file to use opengl and to not use
sdl. I often get this error

Fatal signal: Segmentation Fault (SDL Parachute Deployed)

and nothing happens, the program/game just does nothing. Why does this
happen? So many things simply don’t work like this, please help!!!

Thanks a lot!

(P.S. my graphics card is a x800 ati and opengl acceleration works fine)

Hello !

Are you using the SDL packages that come with Mandriva ?
If yes, you should really try out the CVS version of SDL.

For me, most if not all SDL packages that come with Linux
Distros suck.

SDL comes with tons of test programms.
Try them out, if there is a problem with one
or more of them mail it here.

CU

The problem with that is uninstalling my current sdl library will remove a
TON of programs. Is they’re not a way to upgrade it or something? I really
don’t fancy facing all those removed packages.

Try forcing the install over the existing install.On 4/5/06, wibble wibble wrote:

The problem with that is uninstalling my current sdl library will remove a
TON of programs. Is they’re not a way to upgrade it or something? I really
don’t fancy facing all those removed packages.