[R] R 2.6.0 Error in X11() : could not find X11 fonts

Patrick Connolly p_connolly at slingshot.co.nz
Fri Nov 23 08:36:03 CET 2007

On Thu, 22-Nov-2007 at 08:50PM -0000, michael watson (IAH-C) wrote:

|> Been through the mill on this one ;)
|> Prof Ripley found a workaround:
|> http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/R/e2/help/07/05/17402.html

That's a different mill. :-(

My locale is en-NZ which I thought would have not had that problem.
Even if that were the problem, what explains not having the problem
until R-2.6.0, and then not at the beginning?

I suspect that the problem has to do with the old OS.  I don't have it
with Fedora Core 6, nor with Mepis 6.5.  But even then, that doesn't
explain why it initially worked on the RHEL3.  

On the other hand, if there's something about one of the recommended
packages which takes the font description more pedantically than it
used to, it MIGHT just explain why it used to work before I did an
update.packages.  I don't know just which packages were updated.

If anyone else has had any experience that would point to or against
this idea, I'd like to know about it.


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