OK, I’m not entirely sure this is an SDL thing, but I’m fairly
If I’m in a full-screen app (the only which I have are SDL apps), and
I press ctrl-alt-f1 (whatever) to get to a virtual console, the machine
locks up. The hard-drive light comes on and stays on. I’m not sure if
the whole system is locked or just X, actually, since I’m too lazy to
boot up one of the other machines and find out.
This problem has been around for a while, but I always thought it was
individual application thing. I noticed it a lot with UT (using
SDL+OpenGL, of course). Some other sample apps have done this too.
Just now, Heroes 3 demo locked up after I won a battle, and when I hit
ctrl-alt-f2 to see if I could kill the process, the whole machine locked
In the lock-up, the screen goes black, and, as I said, my hard-drive
light goes on and stays solid. Nothing I do can change this.
I’m using SDL 1.1.3 (I haven’t upgraded to 1.1.4 yet, but the problem’s
been around, if it is SDL’s fault, it’ll still be in there I’m sure),
XFree86 4.01 (problem was on 4.0 as well, I don’t recall if 3.3.6 had it
or not, its been too long),
nVidia drivers 0.9-4 (w/ Diamond Viper 550, TNT - based card),
with a severely hacked copy of Linux-Mandrake 7.1.
If any more info is needed (any kind of debugging stuff, so long as you
tell me how to get it if my system locks up. lemme know.
Again, I’m not sure if this is SDL’s fault, X’s fault, nVidia’s drivers’
fault, Linux kernel’s fault, or what… but I believe it to be SDL since
I’ve only seen it in SDL full-screen apps.