plot(1,1) failed with "Graphics error: Plot rendering error"

Greetings, I have attempted to plot on RStudio server, but it has failed.

how can I do something to fix this error, is the RstudioGD problem, or the R version, or any other config problem?


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> plot(1,1)
Graphics error: Plot rendering error
> sessionInfo()
R version 4.1.3 (2022-03-10)
Platform: x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu (64-bit)
Running under: Fedora Linux 36 (Workstation Edition)

Matrix products: default
BLAS/LAPACK: /usr/lib64/

 [1] LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8       LC_NUMERIC=C               LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8        LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8    
 [5] LC_MONETARY=en_US.UTF-8    LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8    LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8       LC_NAME=C                 

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] compiler_4.1.3  Matrix_1.4-0    generics_0.1.3  tools_4.1.3     Rcpp_1.0.9      lubridate_1.8.0 grid_4.1.3     
[8] Demeter_1.0     lattice_0.20-45
> RStudio.Version()

To cite RStudio in publications use:

  RStudio Team (2022). RStudio: Integrated Development Environment for R. RStudio, PBC, Boston, MA URL

A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is

    title = {RStudio: Integrated Development Environment for R},
    author = {{RStudio Team}},
    organization = {RStudio, PBC},
    address = {Boston, MA},
    year = {2022},
    url = {},

[1] "server"

[1] ‘2022.2.3.492’

[1] "2022.02.3+492"

[1] "Prairie Trillium"

> capabilities()
No protocol specified
       jpeg         png        tiff       tcltk         X11        aqua    http/ftp     sockets      libxml        fifo 
       TRUE        TRUE        TRUE        TRUE       FALSE       FALSE        TRUE        TRUE        TRUE        TRUE 
     cledit       iconv         NLS       Rprof     profmem       cairo         ICU long.double     libcurl 
       TRUE        TRUE        TRUE        TRUE        TRUE        TRUE        TRUE        TRUE        TRUE 

I think you need to upgrade R Studio Server to a more recent version. Due to the integration of R into the RStudio IDE, more recent R version will not work with older RStudio versions.

You will need to run at least v1.4.1717-3 (cf. RStudio Release Notes - RStudio). Please download the latest R Studio Server from Download RStudio Server - RStudio

If an update of RStudio Server still does not fix the issue, please run capabilities() in an Rstudio Session at the R console and share the output.

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Thanks for your quick reply, after updated the Rstudio Server , this error solved!

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