[R] Windows: Graphics appear only partially

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Apr 24 14:59:29 CEST 2003

On Thu, 24 Apr 2003, Alexander Ploner wrote:

> we have installed R in one of our computer labs. Running demo(grpahics)
> works, kindof, in that it produces all the usual plots without crashing, but
> the plots are incomplete: no color wheel, no pie chart, no boxplots, just
> some labelling, titles, and in rare cases, axes. We have tried this with
> both 1.7 and 1.6.2, with the same results. The computers are running Windows
> 2000, with somewhat elderly video cards (NVidia Vanta with 8 mb of video
> RAM), the monitor is set to 1024x768 and "true colors" (32 bit).
> Has anyone suggestions why this might be? What might be done?

I've no real idea: I used to run R happily on a W2k laptop with only 2.5Mb
of video memory (1024x768, 24bit).  Looks like a graphics driver problem to
me: can you try 24bit or failing that 16bit?

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