[R] dev() error

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Wed Jun 16 12:19:05 CEST 2004

Laura Quinn wrote:

> I don't know what I have done!! When I try to invoke a display function
> via plot(), image() or whatever, my X11 window doesn't appear. I have
> tried to type X11() but the following error message is displayed:
> Error in X11(display, width, height, pointsize, gamma, colortype,
> maxcubesize,
> :
>         unable to start device X11
> In addition: Warning message:
> unable to open connection to X11 display`'

I guess you have logged via ssh by not allowing X forwarding, or you ave 
changed your UID using su or something like that...

Has R been compiled with X11 support?

Can you start any other program that uses X?

Uwe Ligges

> I have tried dev.cur() and dev.list() but these suggest that only my null
> device is active and I am unsure how to activate my X11 device by any
> other means!
> I'm sure this is a stupid question but could anyone please help?
> Thanks in advance..
> Laura
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