[ESS] RGUI not responding

Chris Evans chris at psyctc.org
Fri Apr 1 17:52:34 CEST 2005

On 1 Apr 2005 at 3:55, Kasper Daniel Hansen wrote:

> I would guess (note that I am not using XEmacs under windows) that you
> have an issue with unistalling Xemacs. Often unistalling windows stuff
> (ok, or Linux for that matter) does not remove any additional files
> you might have placed.. somewhere. 
... rest snipped ...

I was very confident that I hadn't done any such thing and so hadn't 
thought that removal through properly.  You're quite right and I did 
turn up a few things in /documents and settings/ and in a /.xemacs 
folder on C: so I've deleted them all.  I also searched the local 
drives for xemacs*.* and deleted everything and I searched the 
registry for xemacs and ditto ... then I rebooted and installed 
xemacs again with the internet installer downloading from the French 
ftp site (seems more reliable than the UK one).

I relaunched xemacs and ... same thing.  Both the cmd.exe and the 
launching of R.     

Now I've done a bit more sleuthing as at least this does seem to be 
the installation default for xemacs installed using the windows 
installer under windoze 2k.

The default init.el is:
	c:/documents and settings/administrator/.xemacs/init.el

and that turned out to be where the rogue lines were: a whole lot of 
elisp code that looks like it was all or part of an earlier ess-
site.el file.  Removed that and the ESS directory that the xemacs 
install had added and put the latest ESS (the directory unpacked from 
the zip file is named 5.2.6 but the "Read ESS Info" info 
documentation says 5.2.3) one in instead and read the instructions 
with that (which were the ones that Richard Heiberger gave here 
yesterday) and they created a new init.el just saying (load 
"c:/xemacs/xemacs-packages/lisp/ess/ess-site") and now I have the 
shell working and R not loading at launch and it looks as if my 
problem with the graphics display has also gone away.

Fingers crossed and thanks to everyone here.  

One question out of this for me: should the xemacs default ess be 
upgraded to the current version?  It does seem to be way behind at 

Chris Evans <chris at psyctc.org>
Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy, Rampton Hospital; 
Research Programmes Director, Nottinghamshire NHS Trust, 
Hon. SL Institute of Psychiatry
*** My views are my own and not representative of those institutions 

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