I started a new job end of last year and so haven’t been doing any R work on my own. I wanted to start a new project today but when I went to open Rstudio but when it loads it’s just a window with a menu header and blank white everywhere else.
I tried to update R and Rstudio with
sudo pacman -S r and
yay -S rstudio-desktop-bin referencing the archived post by @p-value found here but that did not solve the issue.
I found this recent thread which seems similar but mine does actually open, and when I run
rstudio --no-sandbox I get an error:
zsh: command not found: rstudio
rstudio command is only available if you install the
rstudio-desktop-bin package provides
So you would need to use
Depending on your actual system there may be issues with qt.
rstudio needs an environment variable on which platform plugin to use - you can check
env | grep QT_
This works and gets me my RStudio session, thank you!
Normally I launch via an app launcher (I believe this is the correct term?) on my start menu/plank, so the terminal launch feels a bit like a workaround. I’m wondering if there’s something I can update so that the RStudio icon on my plank launches with that added
Here is what I get for that:
env | grep QT_
Of course, there are different ways to do this.
cp /usr/share/applications/rstudio.desktop ~/.local/share/applications
and then edit the desktop file (
rstudio.desktop ) with a text editor of your liking. For exmaple
or any other text editor and add
--nosandbox to the
Exec=/usr/bin/rstudio-bin --nosandbox %F
You can also edit the desktop file in
/usr/share/applications/ but it gets overridden, so it is recommended to create a copy in your home,
~/.local/share/applications takes precedence. You might need to logout and in again to get it working.