[R-SIG-Mac] X11 problem after migration to Leopard

Martin Eklund martin.eklund at farmbio.uu.se
Tue Mar 18 20:11:48 CET 2008


After migrating to Leopard I have problems with X11 when sunning R  
from the command line (which I prefer). I acknowledge that this most  
likely is not an R issue, but I thought that somebody else on this  
list might have had the same problem and has a nice solution to offer...

When trying to plot something in R from the command line (it works  
however from the R GUI) I get the following error message:

Error in X11() :
   could not find any X11 fonts
Check that the Font Path is correct.
In addition: Warning messages:
1: In X11() :
   locale not supported by Xlib: some X ops will operate in C locale
2: In X11() : X cannot set locale modifiers

So, it seems like R cannot find the fonts. Issuing xset -q in the  
terminal generates the following output:

Keyboard Control:
   auto repeat:  on    key click percent:  0    LED mask:  00000000
   auto repeat delay:  660    repeat rate:  25
   auto repeating keys:  00ffffffffffff7f
   bell percent:  50    bell pitch:  400    bell duration:  100
Pointer Control:
   acceleration:  2/1    threshold:  4
Screen Saver:
   prefer blanking:  yes    allow exposures:  yes
   timeout:  600    cycle:  600
   default colormap:  0x21    BlackPixel:  0    WhitePixel:  16777215
Font Path:
Bug Mode: compatibility mode is disabled
PMS (Energy Star):
   Display is not capable of DPMS
Font cache:
   Server does not have the FontCache Extension

To me the font path in this output seems correct.

I have disabled all DISPLAY settings that I previously had in  
my .bash_profile and my PATH variable is set according to: export PATH= 

Any suggestions about how to fix this problem is greatly appreciated!

Thank you very much!

Best regards,


Martin Eklund
PhD Student
Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences
Uppsala University, Sweden
Ph: +46-18-4714281

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