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rviz error wxWidgets couldn't load a png image

asked 2011-09-25 11:26:52 -0500

Robotnik gravatar image

updated 2011-09-26 07:09:27 -0500

tfoote gravatar image

Hi everybody,

I am trying to run rviz and get this response. I have upgraded libpng, but with no result:

trurl@trurl:/opt/ros/electric/stacks/visualization/rviz$ rosrun rviz rviz
[ INFO] [1316992589.920372061]: rviz revision number 1.6.4
[ INFO] [1316992589.920459084]: ogre_tools revision number 1.6.2
[ INFO] [1316992589.920486881]: compiled against OGRE version 1.7.3 (Cthugha)
[ INFO] [1316992589.969539903]: Loading general config from [/home/trurl/.rviz/config]
[ INFO] [1316992589.969961674]: Loading display config from [/home/trurl/.rviz/display_config]

[ WARN] [1316992589.973563250]: wxWidgets Warning [Application was compiled with png.h from libpng-1.2.42]

[ WARN] [1316992589.973616050]: wxWidgets Warning [Application  is  running with png.c from libpng-1.4.3]

[ WARN] [1316992589.973658653]: wxWidgets Warning [Incompatible libpng version in application and library]

[ERROR] [1316992589.973709637]: wxWidgets Error [Couldn't load a PNG image - file is corrupted or not enough memory.]

Best Regards,


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Can you edit your question to state what OS you're running and what version of libpng is installed on your system?
tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2011-09-26 07:10:45 -0500 )edit

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answered 2011-11-08 02:46:55 -0500

Andrew Gee gravatar image

We had exactly the same error message. Deleting the entire .rviz directory in the home directory fixed the problem for us.

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