[R] X11 font troubles (Knoppix/Debian unstable)

Ben Bolker bolker at zoo.ufl.edu
Mon Jun 26 18:32:07 CEST 2006

  I'm getting

Error in strwidth(...) : X11 font at size 15 could not be loaded

 kinds of errors when I try to change cex to something *other*
than 1 (works OK otherwise).

  I can't get through to RSiteSearch() right now, but as I recall
my search of it only revealed people who had problems because they
had failed to install fonts: my Knoppix/tracking Debian unstable
distribution claims that the most recent versions of
xfonts-100dpi and xfonts-75dpi are
both installed. (version 1:1.0.0-2)  I'm using the Xorg version
of X11.

xset -q says:


  I haven't noticed any other applications on my system having
problems finding fonts, not that that's a very strong test.

  Any ideas about where to start looking/diagnosing?

    Ben Bolker

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