[Rd] x11 colortype problems ('gray' is broken?) (PR#512)

tov@ece.cmu.edu tov@ece.cmu.edu
Fri, 7 Apr 2000 17:53:25 +0200 (MET DST)


  I occasionally run out of color in my X11 terminal.  At this
point, R will issue this error message:
        Error: X11 cannot allocate additional graphics colors.
Consider using colortype="pseudo.cube" or "gray".

An immediate x11(colortype="pseudo.cube") doesn't work as the
colortype seems to be shared among the different x11 plotting windows.
So I have to close all windows first, then I can open an x11 device
with the colortype "pseudo.cube".  (Neither the necessity to close all
windows nor the fact, that colortype is an option to X11 and not to
the plot command, is clear from the help pages or the error message.)

The real problem, however, comes with x11(colortype="gray") as this
brings up just a black screen (and it stays black).  I can't quite see
whether I'm stumbling across some issues with X resources, here.
x11() usually gives a white background.


platform = i586-unknown-linux
arch = i586
os = linux
system = i586, linux
status = 
major = 1
minor = 0.0
year = 2000
month = February
day = 29
language = R

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