[R] Error in postscript(....)

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Mon Jan 22 14:58:39 CET 2001

Marcus Eger <marcus.eger at physik.uni-marburg.de> writes:

> Dear R'ers,
> I wonder about the reason for the following error message:
> Error in postscript(file = paste(getpath(file), getfname(file),
> as.character(num),  : 
> 	X11 fatal IO error: please save work and shut down R
> The R process locks completely, it is not possible to save anything.
> Thanks for any help
>    M. Eger

Argh. I think I saw a version of this on a laptop I borrowed in early
December and forgot about it when I couldn't reproduce the effect on
my other systems. I had it debugged far enough to see that it was
sending the main R loop into a spin where it was seemingly receiving
an X event but never handling it.

What did you do to deserve having your machine do this to you? Shutting
down an X11 window with "destroy" triggered the effect in my case. It
might be window manager dependent snce I've only ever seen it under

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