[Rd] X11 Problems

zong-pei.han at imm.ox.ac.uk zong-pei.han at imm.ox.ac.uk
Fri Oct 2 12:35:36 CEST 2009

The message "unable to open connection to X11 display ''" means
your own machine cannot open a xterm from the machine running R.
You have to have an X server running on your own machine, and
allow X display from the machine running R.

Hope this helps.

Dr Zong-Pei Han
UNIX Systems Administrator
Computational Biology Research Group
University of Oxford

On Thu, 1 Oct 2009, Kay Wanous wrote:
Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2009 16:33:54 -0400
From: Kay Wanous <kwanous at cs.earlham.edu>
To: r-devel at r-project.org
Subject: [Rd] X11 Problems

Hi all,

I'm having trouble getting x11 to work with R.  (This is on Debian testing.)  I
installed r-base and r-base-dev, and then r-cran-cairodevice.  I also tried
installing the Cairo package within R, which appears to work fine.

This what I'm seeing:

> capabilities()
    jpeg      png     tiff    tcltk      X11     aqua http/ftp  sockets
    TRUE     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE    FALSE    FALSE     TRUE     TRUE
  libxml     fifo   cledit    iconv      NLS  profmem    cairo
    TRUE     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE

> x11()
Error in X11(d$display, d$width, d$height, d$pointsize, d$gamma, d$colortype,  :
  unable to start device X11cairo
In addition: Warning message:
In x11() : unable to open connection to X11 display ''

Any help would be appreciated!


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