SDL Initialization has Failed - Stopping many Games from Loading
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well, in the most layman terms i can come up with (because its all i know!) whatever points SDL to your video card, has gone amuck. and is no longer pointing to the correct (or any) thing. it suggests reading the documentation provided on the sdl website to determine what files those are, and how to point it back to the right thing.
Yea I understood thats what it was saying... how ever all the guides on the SDL site are about programing not about reconfiguring it on Linux/Ubuntu. Short of formatting is there any easy way to reconfigure this?
Funny enough, just last nite i got the same problem - suddenly no 3D acceleration at all anywere. Fixed it by installing latest kernel - 2.6.27-13-generic. 'course had to reinstall nvidia drivers. Lost sound too, but reinstalled ALSA. Now everything's back up running. Doom3,Quake4, UT2004 have no probs. Even had a good 2 hour session playing Enemy territoy.
That got me thinking, the way Ubuntu updater handles new kernel versions, if choosing all default options while updating, some users might well end up booting updated kernel thus breaking thier nvidia module. As a relatively newbie myself nowhere did i see warnings for this.
Maybe that's the case for your system too?
The thing is my 3D acceleration is working just fine for all non-SDL apps. (Thusly why this thread is titled "SDL Initialization has Failed" not "3D not working" I'll try updating my Kernel later and see if that helps.