[R] Why might X11() not be found?

Patrick Connolly p_connolly at ihug.co.nz
Thu May 24 22:25:46 CEST 2007

> sessionInfo()
R version 2.5.0 (2007-04-23) 



attached base packages:
[1] "utils"    "stats"    "graphics" "methods"  "base"    

other attached packages:

I've recently moved to Fedora Core 6 and installed the latest R from
the tar.gz file as I've done for some years now.  The make check
returned no errors that I could see so it came as a surprise to see

> plot(8)
Error in plot.new() : could not find function "X11"

It's possible that there's something different from previous versions
with the graphic card driver in this installation but I'm mystified
why there didn't seem to be any problem detected (or perhaps, more to
the point, reported) during the installation of R.

Everything else I've tried to do seems to work, but I don't do a lot
in R before there's a reason to draw plots, so I need to find out
what's going on.

Where do I need to look to work out what could have failed?


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