I am unablle to get newtext2osd working

so far I have done the following
1)made sure the libs are in /usr/lib (from YAC etc)

PHP Code:
libformw.so.5       libgd.so.2          libncursesw.so.5    libpng.so.3
libformw
.so.5.2     libjpeg.so.62       libncursesw.so.5.2  select.so
libfreetype
.so.6    libmenuw.so.5       libpanelw.so.5
libgcc_s
.so.1       libmenuw.so.5.2     libpanelw.so.5.2 
2)made sure that that /usr/lib is in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH
3)rebooted
4)made sure that osd /tvbin/flames.NTSC.png worked which it does

yet when i run newtext2osd -t test
It returns intstanly and i see nothing on th screen
this is newtext2osd 1.4 I have seen people use a -D flag for debugging but mine doesn't support -D