[R] color allocation problem

Friedrich Leisch Friedrich.Leisch at ci.tuwien.ac.at
Fri Jan 29 12:03:01 CET 1999

>>>>> On Fri, 29 Jan 1999 10:47:24 +0000,
>>>>> Georgios N Banavas (GNB) wrote:

GNB> Hi,
GNB> I have recently installed R in my Linux(Red Hat 5.1) box without any
GNB> problems. At the time I run some plots or demos,
GNB> like the "demo(image)" I get the following error:
GNB> "Error: color allocation error" 
GNB> Do you what's going wrong with the colors?

This is an X problem, and only indirectly related to R. It seems that
applications you started before R have used all the available
colors. How many colors are available depends on your X configuration,
probably you have it only configured to use 256 colors.

Netscape is known to be rather memory-intensive ... if you have
netscape running try to start it with the -no-install option, then it
shouldn't install it's own color map.

Hope this helps,

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