[R] Rcmdr X11 protocol error message

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Mon Aug 30 09:18:24 CEST 2004

"Michael Bibo" <Michael_Bibo at health.qld.gov.au> writes:

> I am using R 1.9.1 with R Commander GUI under Windows at work, and
> under Linux Mandrake 10 OR at home. I am having no problems running
> R Commander under windows. Under Linux, though, the opening and
> sometimes closing of windows from R Commander produces identical and
> repetitive error messages (in dialogue boxes and mirrored in the
> console):
> >"Warning: X11 protocol error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)"  X 10-20.
> These error messages occur most frequently when graphics windows are
> opening, but can also occur when dialogue boxes pop up, and
> sometimes even when results are written to the output window.
> However, when the error message is "OK'd", the plot, or whatever, is
> displayed as it should be. It is not entirely consistent, and will
> sometimes stop happening for parts of a session. Exactly the same
> commands run directly from the R console do not produce the same
> problem. I searched the mailing list archives, and found the
> following exact description of what I have been experiencing, from
> November 2003:

It's a bit hard to debug without actually installing Rcmdr (and all
its dependents), but this sort of message usually means either that a
window was invalid to begin with (a bit unlikely) or that it
disappeared while events were still being generated for it.

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