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19 Oct 2021 16:42:07 EDT (-0400)
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From: Cousin Ricky
Subject: POV-Ray 3.7+ does not show display window
Date: 13 Sep 2021 18:24:30
Message: <613fcf9e$1@news.povray.org>
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.

Asking for advice on non-POV-related matters, I was suggested the
following command; perhaps the output may be relevant.

----------[BEGIN TERMINAL SESSION]----------
ricky@localhost:~/bin> inxi -SGa
System:
  Host: localhost Kernel: 5.3.18-59.19-default x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
  v: 7.5.0
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.3.18-59.19-default
  root=UUID=fdff2473-abc1-411a-a85c-5abeb1a67907 splash=silent
  mitigations=auto quiet
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.18.6 tk: Qt 5.12.7 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM
  Distro: openSUSE Leap 15.3
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel TigerLake-LP GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics] vendor: Lenovo
  driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:9a49
  Device-2: Chicony Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
  bus ID: 3-6:4 chip ID: 04f2:b6cb serial: 0001
  Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.3 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: modesetting
  unloaded: fbdev,vesa alternate: intel resolution: <xdpyinfo missing>
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel Xe Graphics (TGL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.2.4
  direct render: Yes
-----------[END TERMINAL SESSION]-----------

My system details are:
  OS: openSUSE Leap 15.3
  PC: Lenovo Ideapad Slim 7
  CPU: Intel Core i7


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From: William F Pokorny
Subject: Re: POV-Ray 3.7+ does not show display window
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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From: Cousin Ricky
Subject: Re: POV-Ray 3.7+ does not show display window
Date: 14 Sep 2021 10:58:27
Message: <6140b893$1@news.povray.org>
On 2021-09-14 10:03 AM (-4), William F Pokorny wrote:
> 
> 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+)

Neither version was installed on my computer.  I installed version
1.2.15, and still no preview.  Do I have to recompile POV-Ray?


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From: William F Pokorny
Subject: Re: POV-Ray 3.7+ does not show display window
Date: 14 Sep 2021 16:31:28
Message: <614106a0$1@news.povray.org>
On 9/14/21 10:58 AM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
> On 2021-09-14 10:03 AM (-4), William F Pokorny wrote:
>>
>> 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+)
> 
> Neither version was installed on my computer.  I installed version
> 1.2.15, and still no preview.  Do I have to recompile POV-Ray?
> 

Yes, you'l have to re-compile.

Bill P.


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