Re: [R] problems with rgl in Ubuntu 'gutsy'

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 11:19:36 -0500

On 17 March 2008 at 15:32, Foadi, J (James) wrote:
| Dear R users/gurus,
| I have recently installed Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) on my Dell Latitude D520.
| First time for me, as I have always used Fedora.
| R installation using "apt" has proceeded fine, both for r-base and r-base-dev.
| Next, I need to install various other packages, "rgl" being first in the line.
| I have sorted some preliminaries by installing headers for X11 and Mesa:
| sudo apt-get install xorg-dev mesa-common-dev libglu1-mesa-dev
| This stage went fine. Next, I invoked R using sudo:
| sudo R
| and, from within R, I have installed rgl with:
| > install.packages("rgl")
| This has downloaded and installed without any apparent problem. But, when I type
| > demo(rgl)
| all rgl windows device do not show the outer frame, so I cannot move or resize the window.
| In addition to that, the image is like "frozen", it can't be either rotated or shifted at all.
| In short, rgl seems not to behave according to expectations. No error messages appear at any stage.
| Has anyone a clue on what's going wrong here?

Did you try the pre-built version, ie 'sudo apt-get install r-cran-rgl' ?


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