[R] ubuntu and rgl package vs suse ?? static plots

H. Paul Benton hpbenton at scripps.edu
Thu Jul 17 21:56:56 CEST 2008

This is really odd. Because in Suse I could have compiz on and still 
have rotating rgl plots. I did have kde in suse and now gnome in ubuntu 
but I wouldn't have thought that would make the difference. It must be a 
ubuntu thing. Very odd.


Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 7/17/2008 2:54 PM, H. Paul Benton wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I've switched over my OS to ubuntu from Suse 10.3. In suse I was able 
>> to load up the 'rgl' library in R and then move my plots around after 
>> I had plotted them. Which I assumed was part of the openGL. However, 
>> since switching to ubuntu I am unable to 'move' my plot around, they 
>> are just static plots. :( I have done some things differently such as 
>> install R from the .tar.gz instead of rpm. The rgl package doens't 
>> complain when I install it. Is there something I'm overlooking? Same 
>> laptop same graphics card?
> This is a bug in Ubuntu/compiz.  This message
> http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu/R/Rhelp02a/archive/130549.html
> describes a workaround; there are probably other messages with more 
> detail if you search the Ubuntu forums.
> Duncan Murdoch

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