[R] R 1.1.0 Freeze Ups

Marc Feldesman feldesmanm at pdx.edu
Sun Jun 25 03:49:23 CEST 2000

I've experienced numerous "freeze ups" with R 1.1.0 in the past few 
days.  I'm running on a Windows 98 (*not SE*) notebook with 128 MB 
RAM.  Typically I have no other applications running when I load "R".  The 
circumstances that frequently leads to the "freeze ups" is when I have done 
the following:


This spawns "Notepad", which brings up "somefunction" for editing.  I 
occasionally want to minimize "Notepad" while attending to some other 
function within "R"  (checking a helpfile or the like).  When I try to 
minimize "Notepad", "Notepad" usually remains on screen and I then have to 
kill the task by CTRL-ALT-DELETE (which tells me that Notepad isn't 
responding). When I finally succeed in killing Notepad -- not my intent -- 
I am left with a big "hole" in the screen where the Notepad document had 
been, and a totally unresponsive RGUI, which then also has to be killed by 

I thought this was a Notepad problem, but I tried several other editors 
(e.g. Xedit and EditPad) with the same results.

I haven't encountered this problem under Windows NT or Windows 2000, and I 
haven't tried to replicate it under Windows 95.

For what it is worth, I have an ATI Rage Pro 2x AGP Video Card.  I've tried 
turning down hardware acceleration as a debug check.  This does not 
eliminate the problem.

I did *not* encounter this problem in the previous version.  (I've also 
tried reinstalling R from several different downloaded versions of the 

Hope I've provided enough information.

Dr. Marc R. Feldesman
Professor and Chair
Anthropology Department
Portland State University
Portland, Oregon 97207

email: feldesmanm at pdx.edu

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