[Rd] polygon kills X-server (PR#14055)

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Wed Nov 11 10:01:02 CET 2009

Ben Bolker wrote:
>  <lpagie <at> xs4all.nl> writes:
>> Full_Name: Ludo Pagie
>> Version: 2.10.0
>> OS: linux, ubuntu, 8.04
>> Submission from: (NULL) (
>> when I make a polygon with 100,000 vertices my X-server is being
>> killed. This occurs in R-2.9.0 and a freshly installed R-2.10.0
>> I'm running Ubuntu with a locally compiled R:
>> [snip]
>  It took quite a while, and every time I obscure the window
> it hangs R while it redraws, but that all seems as expected.
> The rest of my system seems to be running fine while it works
> on that (one core is pegged at 100% CPU, but the other is
> handling everything OK).
> Linux bolker-lap2 2.6.27-15-generic #1 SMP Tue Oct 20 06:52:09 UTC 2009 i686
> GNU/Linux
> Ubuntu 8.10
> for what it's worth, I'm not running a window manager with any
> fancy screen effects (don't know if that would matter??)
> R 2.10.0, stock Ubuntu installation

Maybe related to graphics card driver that cannot handle it or even 
graphics hardware. I will try on some machine with really different 
graphics hardware as well as on some virtual machine.


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