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Friday, December 10, 2010

C Graphics Programming in Ubuntu

C Graphics Programming in Ubuntu (how to run c graphics program on ubuntu?? ANswer is here->)

An EasY solution for all those who want to run c graphics program on Ubuntu

libgraph - library providing the TurboC graphics API ( graphics.h) in Linux using SDL.

For using this , you need to follow some simple steps as mentioned below:

First of all, you need to install the dependencies so that all the required compiler tools gets installed.For that you need to run the given command on the terminal:

sudo apt-get install build-essential

Next you need to install some packages. They are: libsdl-image1.2,libsdl-image1.2-dev,guile-1.8 and guile-1.8-dev. For that run the given command at the terminal:

sudo apt-get install libsdl-image1.2 libsdl-image1.2-dev guile-1.8 guile-1.8-dev

Now, download and install libgraph-1.0.2.tar.gz from the link :


Download this file in any folder and extract it in the home folder or on the desktop wherever you want.

Open the terminal and navigate to the folder where you have extracted libgraph-1.0.2 with the help of cd command. Install this using the commands given below:

./configure (Return)

sudo make (Return)

sudo make install (Return)

After this you can start your C graphics programming in linux. Now try writing a simple C graphics program by including the header file "graphics.h". You can do the programs as you in TURBO C.

For writing the programs you can use the "gedit" tool in ubuntu. For compiling the programs, navigate to the source program folder and use the following command:

gcc filename.c -lgraph

if u get string conversion error try this:

gcc filename -lgraph -Wno-write-string

if you get this error(/tmp/ccYXvPbQ.o:(.eh_frame+0x12): undefined reference to `__gxx_personality_v0'

collect2: ld returned 1 exit status


then try this

gcc filename -lstdc++ -lgraph -Wno-write-strings

For executing the program, use the command ./a.out

The error “./a.out: error while loading shared libraries: libgraph.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory” can be solved by

sudo cp /usr/local/lib/libgraph.* /usr/lib

Have any problem feel free to post it here.


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  2. U r a savior. It worked just fine.
    Really nice post, was very helpful.
    Now exploring the power of C graphics in UNIX.
    Thank u Vishal. :)

  3. i think it works i did not tried yet .And i liked your answer

  4. the http://mirror.veriportal.com/savannah/libgraph/ file you said is not downloading the web page is not opened is there any alternative method please tell me

  5. @Prasad
    goto dis link

  6. sir it is not working it gives error like
    gra.c:1: fatal error: cstdlib: No such file or directory
    compilation terminated.
    so what can i do

  7. @prasad
    i think u r using cstdlib.h

    use stdlib.h
    or try "stdlib.h "

  8. Iam getting gollowing error while doing it:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    libsdl-image1.2 is already the newest version.
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    libsdl-image1.2-dev : Depends: libsdl1.2-dev (>= 1.2.10) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libtiff4-dev but it is not going to be installed
    E: Broken packages