[Rd] R | vnc | X11 fonts

From: Evan Cooch <cooch17_at_verizon.net>
Date: Sat 29 Jul 2006 - 14:06:03 GMT

Greetings -

Users of the box I'm putting together will need to be able to run R remotely, using a virtual desktop. One approach (that I'm trying) is to use VNC. So far, I can get the remote gnome desktop up on the server (running Fedora Core 5), and can start R from a terminal. However, for a lot of the R scripts I've tried, I get 'font errors' - the general error message is

Error in X11() : could not find any X11 fonts Check that the Font Path is correct

OK, bring up another terminal window on VNC, and try xset q, which shows

Font Path

/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/, /usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/,
/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/, ...

and so on, and so on - about 10 different font directories in all.

So, given that xset q shows that I have lots of X11 fonts in the Font Path, then why does X11() in R tell me I don't have any?

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