I created a project via "createproject.sh " and was successful compiling with "jam".
Following the examples/tutorial I got to the point where I added " if (!loader->LoadTexture ("stone","/lib/std/stone4.gif"))..." etc but it would cause a bus error on execution. I got a similar crash when executing the "simple" examples if I was not in a certain directory. If I remove the aforementioned offending line it would run. Also its not clear how to load your own pix. Any help would be appreciated. Note subject title...newbie is the operative word.
Best is to run in a debugger and try to see why exactly it is crashing on that line. You can give us a callstack if you want. Then we can help diagnose the problem.