I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my testbed laptop. Total fresh install (chose the 'minimal' option). The first two things I did were install
R 3.5 and
R Studio 1.1.453. If I open up a fresh install of R and just let it sit idle for 30 minutes or so I eventually get the error
"Error: Unable to establish connection with R session".
At this point in time I can't do anything in
R Studio and I have to
xkill it and reload everything to continue programming. An internet search reveals that this issue has been popping up repeatedly since people have been installing
R/R Studio on Ubuntu machines that use GNOME. Am not sure if GNOME is the root cause but it's interesting.
Anybody solved this? Or maybe you run R 3.5 fine on Ubuntu 18.04 without issue. Please let me know. I can only run for 30 minutes or so before this issue brings my system down. And my system is a fresh install of Bionic Beaver with just R on it. Weird.
—— and for those wondering ——
installation for R was via
sudo add-apt-repository "deb https://cloud.r-project.org/bin/linux/ubuntu bionic-cran35/" sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys E084DAB9 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install r-base r-base-dev
and R Studio was installed via this link through the Ubuntu software center
and it is speculated that the preview release of R Studio may fix this (TBD)