Re: [Rd] Display list redraw incomplete

From: Paul Murrell <>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 07:28:39 +1200


Sorry I haven't had time to look at this closely yet. Some general info in case it helps in the meantime.

That warning comes from the redrawing of the display list if one of the graphics system states becomes "invalid". Because this is a trditional plot, it suggests that the GE_CheckPlot code in baseCallback() (in base.c) is returning FALSE. I doubt that code has changed recently, but have not checked to be sure.

I have no idea how to explain the launching of two extra x11 devices.


Deepayan Sarkar wrote:

> On 5/10/07, Roger Peng <> wrote:

>> Just to follow up with a few more details on this problem (which
>> persists on my PowerBook Mac but no where else). I ran a bisection
>> search on the sources and found that SVN revision 40634 introduces
>> this problem. This revision introduced quite a few changes to
>> 'src/main/graphics.c' which I am just beginning to go through.
>> GIven that I don't see this problem on my Linux box and only on the
>> Mac, I'm tempted to think this is a compiler issue or perhaps some
>> weird problem with my setup. I noticed that I don't have the exact
>> same gfortran compiler as recommended on
>> but I don't see how that would cause
>> a problem here.
>> Otherwise, I am using gcc 4.0.1 which comes with Xcode.
>> I will keep digging but any pointers would be appreciated.
> For the record, I saw the same behaviour a few days back on PPC Linux,
> but it was only inside my experimental GUI and not with the CLI. I
> assumed it was a problem with my GUI code. The "Display list redraw
> incomplete" message was intermittent, but the opening of the extra
> windows was fairly consistent (but they popped up and then closed).
> I don't remember the exact triggering mechanism, and I don't remember
> seeing it recently. I can't reproduce it on my desktop, which is i486
> Linux (according to R). I'll try the ppc when I get home.
> -Deepayan

>> Thanks,
>> -roger
>> On 5/4/07, Roger Peng <> wrote:
>>> Since compiling R 2.5.0 from source on my Mac (PowerBook) I've noticed
>>> some strange behavior when plotting. I'm not sure if it's a problem
>>> with my setup/compilation because I feel like a problem as basic as
>>> this one would have been reported already. I'm running R with X11 and
>>> R was built with gcc 4.0.1.
>>> Basically, I run
>>>> plot(0, 0)
>>> X11
>>> 4
>>> Warning message:
>>> Display list redraw incomplete
>>> I don't think I've ever seen that warning before. In addition to the
>>> warning, two extra x11 devices are launched. Same thing happens in
>>> R-devel (r41438). Any thoughts on what might be going on?
>>> Thanks,
>>> -roger
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>>> Roger D. Peng |
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