SDL2 Renderer Error
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Long story short, remember to reboot after updating the graphics driver, especially before doing development in SDL2.
I have an SDL2 demo program that worked well yesterday, but it suddenly stops working today.
SDL_GetError() shows an error of “Couldn’t find matching render driver” in
SDL_CreateRenderer(). Online searching shows some suggestions about checking the graphics driver. I didn’t make any change in my graphics driver today, did I? Well, let’s see.
pacman log shows that I did update the nVIDIA driver package. After rebooting, the demo program works again. I’m not sure why but updating the driver package makes SDL2 think that I don’t have a proper driver that supports hardware acceleration, although I’m using my window manager and other stuff just fine. Maybe this is a special one-time case, but I’ll just jot it down here for memo.