Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software > Linux - Games
User Name
Linux - Games This forum is for all discussion relating to gaming in Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 08-24-2006, 02:39 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Distribution: Archlinux, Debian
Posts: 139

Rep: Reputation: 16
Unhappy openal for SUSE10.1 - problem with installation


I want to install game Torcs on my SUSE 10.1 and some libraries were missing. I have almost solve it,
but with one of them I still have problem.
Torcs ./configure file shows this error message:

checking for AL/al.h... no
configure: error: Can't find AL/al.h. OpenAL can be found on
linux-vw0p:~/TORCS 1.2.4/torcs-1.2.4 #

I have installed OpenAl from SUSE DVD, but problem was still not solved. I guess I need Openal-devel and this is not available on DVD, so I have downloaded it from as advised.
I have tried with openal-0.0.8-1.i586.rpm and openal-devel-0.0.8-1.i586.rpm, but it does not work. While installation there is an error "Transaction failed: Package transaction failed."
I though maybe I can install only devel and only for the version I have.
There is following error message:

Installing openal-devel-20050801-2.i586[Local packages]
There are no installable providers of openal == 20050801 for openal-devel-20050801-2.i586[Local packages]

Could anyone advise me where is the problem? Why RPM's downloaded from don't work. There was no information that they are for any special distribution, so I though they are universal. Where can I found openal-devel for my SUSE version?

Old 08-28-2006, 10:12 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Indiana
Distribution: Suse 6.0+, Mandrake 5.0-10.0, Redhat 6.0-9.0, Gentoo 1.2+, Gnoppix, Knoppix, Sabayon, Ubuntu 5.04+
Posts: 1,811

Rep: Reputation: 45
I opened up yast. Not only did it list OpenAl, and OpenAl-devel, but it also had Torcs ready to install. Any reason not to just use suse's copy? And maybe you should check your install if you cant find the devel packages


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to set up pppoe in suse10... not able to acces adsl modem thru suse10 akshay_jp SUSE / openSUSE 5 09-04-2006 11:39 PM
Apache2 installation with Yast on Suse10.0 CGI problems DLHOMME SUSE / openSUSE 0 05-20-2006 10:20 AM
OpenAL? hylke Programming 9 07-25-2005 06:49 PM
Threads and OpenAL clb Programming 4 11-14-2004 03:04 PM
OpenAL Installation Help Little_Devil Linux - Software 0 08-08-2002 03:58 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software > Linux - Games

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:04 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration