• SDL Video Initialization Failed

    From disloops@VERT to alt.bbs.synchronet on Thursday, August 05, 2021 20:19:44
    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    Hello all,

    After installing SyncTerm on an AWS EC2 instance running Amazon Linux 2, which is based on RHEL, I get this message:

    SDL Video Initialization Failed

    The installation succeeded and I believe I have the correct dependencies:

    $ sudo yum install gcc
    $ sudo yum install patch
    $ sudo yum install ncurses-devel
    $ sudo yum install SDL2-devel

    Do I also need to install a video card driver or something? I do not know a ton about this but I get the feeling that my EC2 instance - Amazon's version of a ephemeral virtual machine - lacks some component or driver associated with SDL2..?

    Thanks for your help!
    @disloops
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to disloops on Thursday, August 05, 2021 22:17:52
    Re: SDL Video Initialization Failed
    By: disloops to alt.bbs.synchronet on Thu Aug 05 2021 08:19 pm

    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    Hello all,

    After installing SyncTerm on an AWS EC2 instance running Amazon Linux 2, which is based on RHEL, I get this message:

    SDL Video Initialization Failed

    The installation succeeded and I believe I have the correct dependencies:

    $ sudo yum install gcc
    $ sudo yum install patch
    $ sudo yum install ncurses-devel
    $ sudo yum install SDL2-devel

    Do I also need to install a video card driver or something? I do not know a ton about this but I get the feeling that my EC2 instance - Amazon's version of a ephemeral virtual machine - lacks some component or driver associated with SDL2..?

    Try setting the SDL_VIDEODRIVER environment variable to the value of dummy (e.g. EXPORT SDL_VIDEODRIVER=dummy).
    --
    digital man

    Breaking Bad quote #21:
    You? No. The only shooting you do is into a Kleenex. - Hank
    Norco, CA WX: 72.6F, 66.0% humidity, 0 mph SE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs

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  • From disloops@VERT to alt.bbs.synchronet on Thursday, August 05, 2021 22:51:36
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    On Friday, August 6, 2021 at 1:17:59 AM UTC-4, Digital Man wrote:
    To: disloops
    Re: SDL Video Initialization Failed
    By: disloops to alt.bbs.synchronet on Thu Aug 05 2021 08:19 pm

    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    Hello all,

    After installing SyncTerm on an AWS EC2 instance running Amazon Linux 2, which is based on RHEL, I get this message:

    SDL Video Initialization Failed

    The installation succeeded and I believe I have the correct dependencies:

    $ sudo yum install gcc
    $ sudo yum install patch
    $ sudo yum install ncurses-devel
    $ sudo yum install SDL2-devel

    Do I also need to install a video card driver or something? I do not know a
    ton about this but I get the feeling that my EC2 instance - Amazon's version
    of a ephemeral virtual machine - lacks some component or driver associated with SDL2..?
    Try setting the SDL_VIDEODRIVER environment variable to the value of dummy (e.g. EXPORT SDL_VIDEODRIVER=dummy).
    --
    digital man

    Breaking Bad quote #21:
    You? No. The only shooting you do is into a Kleenex. - Hank
    Norco, CA WX: 72.6F, 66.0% humidity, 0 mph SE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs --- Synchronet 3.19a-Win32 NewsLink 1.113
    * Vertrauen - Riverside County, California - telnet://vert.synchro.net
    I am seeing the same error message. Here is the scenario:
    $ export SDL_VIDEODRIVER=dummy
    $ printenv SDL_VIDEODRIVER
    dummy
    $ syncterm
    [...program starts and I exit with ESC...]
    SDL Video Initialization Failed
    $ printenv SDL_VIDEODRIVER
    dummy
    So syncterm starts normally but when I return to the console after exiting, I see the error message. This EC2 instance has no "/dev/dri" directory, does that have something to do with the problem?
    @disloops
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to disloops on Friday, August 06, 2021 10:43:55
    Re: Re: SDL Video Initialization Failed
    By: disloops to alt.bbs.synchronet on Thu Aug 05 2021 10:51 pm

    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    On Friday, August 6, 2021 at 1:17:59 AM UTC-4, Digital Man wrote:
    To: disloops
    Re: SDL Video Initialization Failed
    By: disloops to alt.bbs.synchronet on Thu Aug 05 2021 08:19 pm

    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    Hello all,

    After installing SyncTerm on an AWS EC2 instance running Amazon Linux 2, which is based on RHEL, I get this message:

    SDL Video Initialization Failed

    The installation succeeded and I believe I have the correct dependencies:

    $ sudo yum install gcc
    $ sudo yum install patch
    $ sudo yum install ncurses-devel
    $ sudo yum install SDL2-devel

    Do I also need to install a video card driver or something? I do not know a ton about this but I get the feeling that my EC2 instance - Amazon's version
    of a ephemeral virtual machine - lacks some component or driver associated with SDL2..?
    Try setting the SDL_VIDEODRIVER environment variable to the value of dummy (e.g. EXPORT SDL_VIDEODRIVER=dummy).
    --
    digital man

    Breaking Bad quote #21:
    You? No. The only shooting you do is into a Kleenex. - Hank
    Norco, CA WX: 72.6F, 66.0% humidity, 0 mph SE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs --- Synchronet 3.19a-Win32 NewsLink 1.113
    * Vertrauen - Riverside County, California - telnet://vert.synchro.net
    I am seeing the same error message. Here is the scenario:
    $ export SDL_VIDEODRIVER=dummy
    $ printenv SDL_VIDEODRIVER
    dummy
    $ syncterm
    [...program starts and I exit with ESC...]
    SDL Video Initialization Failed
    $ printenv SDL_VIDEODRIVER
    dummy
    So syncterm starts normally but when I return to the console after exiting, I see the error message. This EC2 instance has no "/dev/dri" directory, does that have something to do with the problem?

    I don't know what the "/dev/dri" directory would be used for.

    If the error is only displayed when exiting, I suppose it can be ignored, but I think the author would appreciate a report of error (and how to reproduce it) at https://sourceforge.net/p/syncterm/tickets/
    --
    digital man

    Sling Blade quote #9:
    Doyle Hargraves: Morris here is a modern-day poet, kinda like in olden times. Norco, CA WX: 79.5F, 60.0% humidity, 1 mph WNW wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs

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  • From disloops@VERT to alt.bbs.synchronet on Friday, August 06, 2021 11:51:03
    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    On Friday, August 6, 2021 at 1:43:53 PM UTC-4, Digital Man wrote:
    To: disloops
    Re: Re: SDL Video Initialization Failed
    By: disloops to alt.bbs.synchronet on Thu Aug 05 2021 10:51 pm

    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    On Friday, August 6, 2021 at 1:17:59 AM UTC-4, Digital Man wrote:
    To: disloops
    Re: SDL Video Initialization Failed
    By: disloops to alt.bbs.synchronet on Thu Aug 05 2021 08:19 pm

    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    Hello all,

    After installing SyncTerm on an AWS EC2 instance running Amazon Linux 2,
    which is based on RHEL, I get this message:

    SDL Video Initialization Failed

    The installation succeeded and I believe I have the correct dependencies:

    $ sudo yum install gcc
    $ sudo yum install patch
    $ sudo yum install ncurses-devel
    $ sudo yum install SDL2-devel

    Do I also need to install a video card driver or something? I do not know a ton about this but I get the feeling that my EC2 instance - Amazon's version
    of a ephemeral virtual machine - lacks some component or driver associated with SDL2..?
    Try setting the SDL_VIDEODRIVER environment variable to the value of dummy
    (e.g. EXPORT SDL_VIDEODRIVER=dummy).
    --
    digital man

    Breaking Bad quote #21:
    You? No. The only shooting you do is into a Kleenex. - Hank
    Norco, CA WX: 72.6F, 66.0% humidity, 0 mph SE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs --- Synchronet 3.19a-Win32 NewsLink 1.113
    * Vertrauen - Riverside County, California - telnet://vert.synchro.net
    I am seeing the same error message. Here is the scenario:
    $ export SDL_VIDEODRIVER=dummy
    $ printenv SDL_VIDEODRIVER
    dummy
    $ syncterm
    [...program starts and I exit with ESC...]
    SDL Video Initialization Failed
    $ printenv SDL_VIDEODRIVER
    dummy
    So syncterm starts normally but when I return to the console after exiting,
    I see the error message. This EC2 instance has no "/dev/dri" directory, does
    that have something to do with the problem?
    I don't know what the "/dev/dri" directory would be used for.

    If the error is only displayed when exiting, I suppose it can be ignored, but I think the author would appreciate a report of error (and how to reproduce it) at https://sourceforge.net/p/syncterm/tickets/
    --
    digital man

    Sling Blade quote #9:
    Doyle Hargraves: Morris here is a modern-day poet, kinda like in olden times.
    Norco, CA WX: 79.5F, 60.0% humidity, 1 mph WNW wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs --- Synchronet 3.19a-Win32 NewsLink 1.113
    * Vertrauen - Riverside County, California - telnet://vert.synchro.net
    Okay thanks, I have created it here: https://sourceforge.net/p/syncterm/tickets/69/
    ...we shall see!
    @disloops
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