[R-sig-Debian] plot() dislays NO axis and X11 font error

Hong Yu hyu0401 at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 22 10:23:31 CEST 2011

Hi, thanks!  Got an installer newer than the downloaded source, and the 
plot() displays axis now.


Hong Yu

-----Original Message----- 
From: Michael Rutter
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 8:38 PM
To: r-sig-debian at r-project.org
Subject: Re: [R-sig-Debian] plot() dislays NO axis and X11 font error


Since you are using Ubuntu, my first suggestion would be to use the
binary packages available on CRAN
(http://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/ubuntu/).  That will likely solve
the problem.

You can also run "capabilities()" in R.  My Ubuntu box returns the

> capabilities()
     jpeg      png     tiff    tcltk      X11     aqua http/ftp  sockets
     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE    FALSE     TRUE     TRUE
   libxml     fifo   cledit    iconv      NLS  profmem    cairo
     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE

If any of the TRUE values are FALSE on your system, that would likely be
the cause of the error.  For example, X11 might not be available to R,
and you would need to resolve that.

Hope this helps,

Dr. Michael A. Rutter
School of Science
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Station Road
Erie, PA 16563

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