Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console RRS feed

  • Question

  • When I try to launch a web browser from R I receive the following error:

    "Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console"

    The function I am trying to use is called htmlTable(), but a simple reproducible example is simply launching help.start().  These functions worked fine with base R.  I am running MRO on a server accessed through ssh.  I am able to launch firefox and other GUIs from the command line as normal.  Additional info about my setup is below.  Any idea how to fix this ?

    R version 3.2.5 (2016-04-14)
    Platform: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (64-bit)
    Running under: Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS

     [1] LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8       LC_NUMERIC=C              
     [3] 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   
     [7] LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8       LC_NAME=C                 
     [9] LC_ADDRESS=C               LC_TELEPHONE=C            

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

    other attached packages:
    [1] BiocInstaller_1.20.3 RevoUtilsMath_3.2.5 

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016 6:11 PM