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

From: Foadi, J (James) <james.foadi_at_diamond.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 17:43:58 +0000

Yes. It gives me exactly the same problems. In fact I have tried the pre-built first and then the source, hoping it would, then, compile.

J

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-----Original Message-----
From: Dirk Eddelbuettel [mailto:edd_at_debian.org] Sent: Mon 3/17/2008 16:19
To: Foadi, J (James)
Cc: r-help_at_r-project.org
Subject: Re: [R] problems with rgl in Ubuntu 'gutsy'  

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' ?

Dirk

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