SDL and non-root console access?

I was able to get SDL 1.2 running on my BBB/LCD as root. I would like to not run as root. I added my user to the video group, which gave it access to the fbdev, but it’s complaining now about not being able to open a console. strace seems to suggest it wants to open /dev/tty0, so I chmodded that to give everyone access, but it still doesn’t work.

Is there some other permission or config I’m not setting correctly?

Thanks!–
Rick