[R] Why might X11() not be found?

From: Patrick Connolly <p_connolly_at_ihug.co.nz>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 08:25:46 +1200


> sessionInfo()

R version 2.5.0 (2007-04-23)
x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu

locale:

LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8;LC_NUMERIC=C;LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8;LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8;LC_MONETARY=en_US.UTF-8;LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8;LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8;LC_NAME=C;LC_ADDRESS=C;LC_TELEPHONE=C;LC_MEASUREMENT=en_US.UTF-8;LC_IDENTIFICATION=C

attached base packages:
[1] "utils" "stats" "graphics" "methods" "base"

other attached packages:
 lattice
"0.15-5"
>

I've recently moved to Fedora Core 6 and installed the latest R from the tar.gz file as I've done for some years now. The make check returned no errors that I could see so it came as a surprise to see this:

> plot(8)

Error in plot.new() : could not find function "X11"

It's possible that there's something different from previous versions with the graphic card driver in this installation but I'm mystified why there didn't seem to be any problem detected (or perhaps, more to the point, reported) during the installation of R.

Everything else I've tried to do seems to work, but I don't do a lot in R before there's a reason to draw plots, so I need to find out what's going on.

Where do I need to look to work out what could have failed?

TIA

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