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Problem while launching Gazebo

asked 2011-09-15 05:14:08 -0600

Abhishek gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:10:23 -0600

ngrennan gravatar image

whenever I "roslaunch gazebo_worlds empty_world.launch" the terminal freezes after displaying the following message

"Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0". Insufficient GL support [gazebo-2] process has died [pid 3093, exit code -11]. all processes on machine have died, roslaunch will exit shutting down processing monitor... ... shutting down processing monitor complete done


I think my laptop is working on onboard intel graphic card which is causing this problem. Although I have nvidia graphic card already installed I am not sure it is active. I don't know what the problem is.

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answered 2011-09-20 14:41:04 -0600

Abhishek gravatar image

I recently figured out that my laptop has optimus Setup. In an attempt to solve this I tried installing bumblebee, which was the only online solution to this. but that also did not work. Is there any other way?

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Only a limited number of graphics cards are supported by the underlying rendering engine. See
tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2012-01-29 12:37:47 -0600 )edit

answered 2011-09-15 06:17:32 -0600

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Check glxinfo output. It should note something like:

direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation

Ubuntu can usually install the proprietary nVidia driver from the additional driver menu which should fix the problem. If your laptop has an Optimus Setup you might have a bigger problem.

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hsu gravatar image hsu  ( 2011-09-15 06:42:48 -0600 )edit

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