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xterm doesn't accept keyboard input after sdl program quits.

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I decided to post this here, since chocolate-doom and many other source ports use SDL, and I don't see the same problem after I quit them.

So I'm trying to write a simple game to teach myself "low" level programming. I'm using arch Linux, and I'm not using a window manager. My simple SDL program creates a fullscreen window, blits a blue rectangle to the window surface, updates, cleans everything up and quits. Unforntunately, after the program exits, my xterm no longer reads keyboard input. I can still copy and paste with the mouse, but that's about it. I can't even write anything in vim after (starting it with a copy and paste, of course). Did chocolate-doom face the same problem in development, and how does it get around this issue?


#include <SDL2/SDL.h>

int main(int argc, char **argv) {

 SDL_Window *win;
 SDL_Surface *win_surf;
 SDL_Rect screen_dim;

 screen_dim.x = 0;
 screen_dim.y = 0;
 screen_dim.w = 1280;
 screen_dim.h = 720;

 win = SDL_CreateWindow("", 0, 0, 1280, 720, SDL_WINDOW_SHOWN);

 win_surf = SDL_GetWindowSurface(win);
 SDL_FillRect(win_surf, &screen_dim, (unsigned)0xFFF0F0FF0);




 return 0;

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