[ESS] unable to start device X11

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 00:59:57 CEST 2014

This is unlikely to have anything to do with ESS.

Try M-x shell RET and then R in there and see if you can reproduce the
problem there. Try the same from OS terminal.

Googling for "Error in .External2(C_X11, d$display" give a bunch of
results on different platforms, so it's most likely an R issue.


 >>> Jonathan Michaels on Tue, 9 Sep 2014 18:28:25 -0400 wrote:

 > Hello:
 > I cannot execute any type of plotting command in my new ESS set up.  I am including full details following my problem description.
 > Whenever I try to execute any plotting feature from within Emacs via ESS:
 > plot(x)hist(x)...
 > I receive the following error:
 > Error in .External2(C_X11, d$display, d$width, d$height, d$pointsize,  :   unable to start device X11In addition: Warning message:In (function (display = "", width, height, pointsize, gamma, bg,  :  unable to open connection to X11 display ''
 > Now, when I open the R app directly, all plotting and graphics functions work fine.
 > Macbook pro running OS X 10.9.4R 3.1.1XQuartz 2.7.7ESS 13.09-1Emacs 24.3
 > Can someone please help me figure out what I need to do in order to execute graphics and plotting functionality within ESS? 		 	   		  
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