[R] novice question

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Apr 14 18:13:16 CEST 2000

On Fri, 14 Apr 2000, Procaccia Jehan wrote:

> Hello,
> I've just compile R under solaris 7, everything went right, unfortunatly
> when I run R as a normal user it returns saying:
> $./R
> GUI `X11' is not supported
> However as root it works fine in text mode, that's what I want

.../bin/R.X11  needs to have r-x permission for ordinary users.
That message means that it is not found.  Another possibility is that you
have R_HOME set to an incorrect value when running as you: the R script

# R_HOME may have moved, so check (or you get "GUI X11 is not supported")
if [ ! -x ${R_HOME} ]; then
  echo "R_HOME = \`${R_HOME}' not found"
  exit 1

but it may of course exist but not contain bin/R.X11 (and old versions of
R used R.bin, I think).

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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