I’m sorry if this is covered somewhere else, but I can’t seem to find a solution on this forum or through google searches anywhere. This seems to be somewhat common, but again, no definitive solution.
When I try to run a SDL2 application (e.g., ffplay) over X11 via SSH and Exceed, I receive the following error: “SDL: could not set video mode - exiting”.
This only occurs with SDL2 applications (I’ve tried glxgears as well). Non-SDL, X-Windows applications work fine over the connection (e.g., terminal, xclock, etc). I’m able to launch ffplay locally on the machine itself, so it just fails over SSH forwarding.
The DISPLAY variable is set properly (and works for other apps as mentioned).
I’ve tried setting the SDL_VIDEODRIVER to x11 as well, but still no luck. Is there something I’m missing? I have all the X11 (and DEVEL) libraries installed. SDL2 was configured with the standard ./configure options and shows X11 support in the config file.
Please advise. Thank you.