[R] No graphics capability on fresh install of R2.11.0 on FreeBSD 8.0
rhurlin at gwdg.de
Fri Jun 18 08:32:20 CEST 2010
On 17.06.2010 04:45 (UTC+1), Ben Madin wrote:
> G'day all,
> I am working on a new FreeBSD 8.0 Server (remotely located), and have installed (now several times) R 2.11.0 but I cannot get any graphic outputs (everything else seems to be happening fine...)
i'm also working with FreeBSD (9.0-CURRENT, not remotely) and R 2.11.1
(not from ports system, but direct installation).
> During install I have noticed and checked that png, jpeg, cairo etc libraries are available - here is the build output :
> R is now configured for amd64-portbld-freebsd8.0
> Source directory: .
> Installation directory: /usr/local
> C compiler: gcc44 -std=gnu99 -O2 -pipe -Wl,-rpath=/usr/local/lib/gcc44 -fno-strict-aliasing
> Fortran 77 compiler: gfortran44 -O
> C++ compiler: g++44 -O2 -pipe -Wl,-rpath=/usr/local/lib/gcc44 -fno-strict-aliasing
> Fortran 90/95 compiler: gfortran44 -O
> Obj-C compiler: gcc -g -O2
> Interfaces supported: X11, tcltk
> External libraries: readline, BLAS(generic), LAPACK(generic), ICU, lzma
> Additional capabilities: PNG, JPEG, TIFF, NLS, cairo
> Options enabled: shared R library, R profiling
> Recommended packages: yes
> ===> Building for R-2.11.0_1
> and thus
> R version 2.11.0 (2010-04-22)
>  C
> attached base packages:
>  stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
> other attached packages:
>  Cairo_1.4-6
> yet when I start it up, I get this :
> Error in X11(paste("png::", filename, sep = ""), width, height, pointsize, :
> unable to start device PNG
> In addition: Warning message:
> In png("this.file.png") : unable to open connection to X11 display ''
For me it looks like your X11 installation is not complete. You wrote
about a server installation with remote access. Please take care to get
installed all relevant ports. Easiest way is to install /usr/ports/x11/xorg.
> and after installing Cairo
> trying URL 'http://www.rforge.net/src/contrib/Cairo_1.4-6.tar.gz'
> I get :
>> Cairo(file='thisfile.png', type='png', height=480, width=640)
> Error in Cairo(file = "thisfile.png", type = "png", height = 480, width = 640) :
> No font found in Rcairo_set_font
> Thus stumped, I checked :
> jpeg png tiff tcltk X11 aqua http/ftp sockets
> FALSE FALSE FALSE TRUE FALSE FALSE TRUE TRUE
> libxml fifo cledit iconv NLS profmem cairo
> TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE FALSE FALSE
All graphical capabilities are disabled. See my comment above.
> If this is not the appropriate place for this to be sorted, I am happy to try elsewhere.
Hope I could help,
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