I’ve got a shiny application that at some point opens a URL in a new browser window with the command:
browseURL(urlString, browser = “/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable”)
This runs perfectly when I run it interactively, on linux and in windows (without the browser string in windows)
However, when I try to run the application with Shiny Server I get no browser window opening, and if check my logs I see the error:
ERROR:browser_main_loop.cc(272)] Gtk: cannot open display:
The same ubuntu 16.04 machine that it runs perfectly on interactively also hosts the server where it doesn’t run.
Any ideas what to do about this?