[R] X11 plot window doesn't show graphic immediately

Milan Bouchet-Valat nalimilan at club.fr
Sun Jan 13 12:27:46 CET 2013

Le samedi 12 janvier 2013 à 19:04 +0100, Alexander Engelhardt a écrit :
> Hi r-help,
> I have a weird problem. When I plot anything, say plot(1:10), a plot 
> window opens but it's empty. It looks just like this:
> http://i.imgur.com/9uqO6.png
> I have to resize the window, either by clicking the fullscreen icon on 
> the menu bar, or by dragging the borders. Then the plot is shown, but 
> strangely in the original size of the window, where it was before the 
> resize:
> http://i.imgur.com/tXcop.png
> Then, when I resize to shrink the window back, the plot is shown too 
> big, how it would have fit in the previously resized window:
> http://i.imgur.com/mBUo7.png
> So it seems like the windows displays everything with a resize lag of 1, 
> i.e. according to the previous resize. Erm...
> Some possibly helpful info:
> - I am on Arch Linux
> - R version 2.15.2
> - It happens on two different computers (both Arch Linux)
> - It happens when starting R from the console or from within Emacs
> - plotting to a pdf("some.pdf") works fine
> I have no idea where to search for the cause of that. Did anyone 
> encounter this or have any idea where this might come from? Pointers to 
> where to look for the cause are welcome too.
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