[R] General X11 Problems

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Jul 3 15:44:36 CEST 2003


To create (most) chart types in batch mode or on a headless terminal, you
need to set up a 'virtual' X11 server.

This has become easier using the additional XFree86 'virtual framebuffer
server'. The package is called Xfvb, and your Linux distro will most likely
have it. You can also get it for Solaris and the other commercial unices.
With a bit of luck and google-ing, you should find some examples and howtos.

People who know more about security than I do advise against modifying xhost
settings at almost all costs.

Hth, Dirk

Don't drink and derive. Alcohol and analysis don't mix.

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