SDL for satellite set top box

I am looking for a beginners guide or sample code with SDL on embedded box like vu+solo2 (mips, broadcom) , octagon sf8008 ( arm7 - hisilicon).

I have made a helloworld program using framebuffer , however i feel SDL would be lot easier for me write a simple game etc.

issue with SDL i could’nt get past SDL_init (), there is no suitable video device error.

Does anyone know how to get SDL world along withe a framebuffer device.