Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
Sorry man, but you have no clue what you're talking about and what the issues are. Of course SDL is a cross platform library. And it has to use X11 and run inside a DE. The problem isn't with SDL itself, it's with X11 and the DE.

Good luck running SDL games without running X11 and a DE. You're left with 2D framebuffer graphics.

forgiveness? i bow to your superior knowledge and intellect... oh wait no

IT WORKS AMAZINGLY WELL WITH X11!! and if you're stupid enough to be running a compositing window manager with a fancy DE and then encounter problems such as games failing and power consumption you can always quit said desktop env and run xinit ut2004 (for eg)