SDL stands for Simple DirectMedia Layer. It is a cross-platform media library written in C, that allows users to simply access grapics, sound, and other input devices.

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Why won't SDL 2.0 give me an OpenGL ES 2.0 window?

I have a small SDL 2.0 program (detailed below) that refuses to give me a window, complaining about not being able to initialize its OpenGL ES library. Program: #include "bcm_host.h" #include ...
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SDL 1.2 for use with C++ on Raspbian?

Can I get the SDL libraries on Raspbian? I don't actually have a Raspberry Pi, but before I get one I want to know if I can. If I can then: Does it have all the features of SDL 1.2? How long does ...
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SDL: couldn't find matching glx visual

I have compiled my SDL game on the PI. I used apt to install the SDL 1.2 dev package. When I call SDL_SetVideoMode, it fails and this is the SDL error string. couldn't find matching glx visual What ...
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How can I run Stella (Atari emulator) on the Raspberry Pi?

I am trying to run Stella, the Atari emulator that is in the debian repository. If I run it from X, it's very slow and I am not able to use OpenGL acceleration. Plus, the full screen doesn't fit the ...
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Console unusable after running SDL app

When certain SDL-based programs (e.g. prboom, dosbox) are run from the console (not X) and terminate abruptly for some reason (e.g. killed or segfaults), the screen locks up; It just goes black, and ...