POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.unix : POV-Ray 3.7+ does not show display window : Re: POV-Ray 3.7+ does not show display window Server Time
16 Apr 2024 19:48:19 EDT (-0400)
  Re: POV-Ray 3.7+ does not show display window  
From: William F Pokorny
Date: 14 Sep 2021 10:03:08
Message: <6140ab9c$1@news.povray.org>
On 9/13/21 6:24 PM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
> I just bought a new Windows 10 laptop, and I'm regretting it already.  I
> installed openSUSE 15.3 dual boot, and the problems are unending.  POV-
> Ray renders normally, but the display window does not show for versions
> 3.7 or 3.8.  The display window does appear for versions 3.5 and 3.6.

Supposing you compiled yourself, my guess is you have no 'compatible' 
Simple Directmedia Layer development library installed. POV-Ray will 
compile cleanly without a preview window capability.

The official v3.7 and v3.8 versions use the much older SDL1.2 libraries 
and not the current SDL2.0 ones.

As a quick check for SDL1.2 issue the command:

sdl-config --version

(The command is 'sdl2-config --version' for SDL2.0+)

Bill P.

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