A question from Marc Howard:
I am having a problem getting the turtlebot minimal.launch program to run. It gives me the following error:
Unable to contact my own server at [http://IP_OF_LAPTOP:42375/]. This usually means that the network is not configured properly.
A common cause is that the machine cannot ping itself. Please check for errors by running:
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I have checked both .bashrc files and they have the following lines in them:
Laptop .bashrc file:
export ROS_MASTER_URI=http://IP_OF_LAPTOP:11311 export ROS_HOSTNAME=IP_OF_LAPTOP
Workstation .bashrc file:
export ROS_MASTER_URI=http://IP_OF_LAPTOP:11311 export ROS_HOSTNAME=IP_OF_WORKSTATION
I have tried replacing those with the actual IP addresses and that did not work either, and documentation I found on the net advised that the way I have it above was correct. I also don't understand on a fundamental level where it assigns "IP_OF_LAPTOP" or"IP_OF_WORKSTATION" to the actual number.
I went through the NetworkSetup tutorial and the EnvirmonmentVariables turtorial with no luck. My computers also do not have names on the network (aka they cannot be accessed with a URL other than their ip address. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you very much!