Thread: Configuring SDL under Linux (Mandrake)

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    Configuring SDL under Linux (Mandrake)

    I'm having trouble getting SDL working on my Linux installation. I downloaded the SDL 1.2 RPM from and installed it, yet I get pages of errors whenever I compile.
    [eibro@u58n100 eibro]$ g++ sdltest.o -o test `sdl-config --libs`
    /usr/lib/libSDL.a(SDL_x11video.lo): In function `X11_Available':
    SDL_x11video.lo(.text+0x1d): undefined reference to `XOpenDisplay'
    SDL_x11video.lo(.text+0x2f): undefined reference to `XCloseDisplay'
    /usr/lib/libSDL.a(SDL_x11video.lo): In function `create_aux_windows':
    SDL_x11video.lo(.text+0x453): undefined reference to `XDestroyWindow'
    SDL_x11video.lo(.text+0x4ff): undefined reference to `XCreateWindow'
    SDL_x11video.lo(.text+0x528): undefined reference to `XSelectInput'
    SDL_x11video.lo(.text+0x583): undefined reference to `XInternAtom'
    SDL_x11video.lo(.text+0x5da): undefined reference to `XSendEvent'
    SDL_x11video.lo(.text+0x5ff): undefined reference to `XGetWMHints'
    SDL_x11video.lo(.text+0x61b): undefined reference to `XGetWMName'
    SDL_x11video.lo(.text+0x638): undefined reference to `XGetWMIconName'
    SDL_x11video.lo(.text+0x64e): undefined reference to `XDestroyWindow'
    SDL_x11video.lo(.text+0x6a0): undefined reference to `XCreateWindow'
    If anyone could help me out, it'd be greatly appreciated.

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    I have Mandrake too.

    Its alot easier to install off the CDs.

    Just go to the install software thingy, search for SDL, then install the SDL-devel package.

    If you don't have the CDs try to find Mandrake ISOs at
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