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pcd_viewer crashes after installing electric [closed]

asked 2011-10-07 13:37:55 -0600

updated 2011-10-07 14:00:37 -0600

aa755@abhishekHPUbuntu:~$ rosrun pcl_visualization pcd_viewer fridge.pcd

Loading fridge.pcd /opt/ros/electric/stacks/perception_pcl_addons/pcl_visualization/bin/pcd_viewer: symbol lookup error: /opt/ros/electric/stacks/perception_pcl_addons/pcl_visualization/bin/pcd_viewer: undefined symbol: _ZN17pcl_visualization28PCLVisualizerInteractorStyle3NewEv

I have unstable, diamondback and electric installed. but my .bashrc sets the environment variables for electric source /opt/ros/electric/setup.bash

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by kwc
close date 2012-02-29 07:43:22


+1 I have the same problem when trying to run pcd_viewer with downloaded RoboEarth models.
Pi Robot gravatar image Pi Robot  ( 2011-10-09 01:54:02 -0600 )edit

Closing question as there is no activity from OP

kwc gravatar image kwc  ( 2012-02-29 07:43:15 -0600 )edit

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answered 2011-10-18 16:07:08 -0600

DanDee gravatar image

The viewer works fine, but the viewpoint was off - the object being viewed was way off the edge of the visible windows. Randomly moving the mouse around, or using the "r" key brought it back into view.

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answered 2011-10-19 11:58:07 -0600

DanDee gravatar image

The pcd_viewer and pcd_viewer_simple from opt/ros/electric/stacks/perception_pcl/pcl/bin work fine. The displayed image is sized to the display window and oriented correctly. The versions of pcd_viewer and pcd_viewer_simple (and bag_viewer_simple) from perception_pcl_addons/pcl_visualization/bin have the image far off screen and it's rotated around a horizontal axis that's parallel to the display's glass (mirrored top/bottom, mirrored towards user / away from user.

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answered 2011-10-18 15:30:59 -0600

DanDee gravatar image

I think that part of the problem is that both perception_pcl/pcl and perception_pcl_addons/pcl_visualization produce libraries called "". The linker sees the version from perception_pcl/pcl first, so ignores the one from perception_pcl_addons/pcl_visualization.

I messed around with renaming the library from perception_pcl_addons/pcl_visualization to be That fixed the undefined variables, but pcd_viewer and pcd_viewer_simple both produce blank screens. Well, pcd_viewer_simple has the nice red, blue, green axes that follow the mouse, but that's all. The same .pcd files (from bag_to_pcd) worked fine on a colleague's CloudViewer from the PCL windows download (I'm on Ubuntu 11.04).

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answered 2011-10-16 12:52:01 -0600

lisherwin gravatar image

I am encountering the same problem as well. I get the same error when I try to run the electric pcd_viewer on my .pcd file. I am running Natty Ubuntu 11.04. Any help here?

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answered 2012-01-05 01:52:08 -0600

Moataz Elmasry gravatar image

@lisherwin did you try the suggested solution to use the pcd_viewer inside pcl package instead of pcl_vidsualization. I had the same problem and this answer helped me

Otherwise you can also try to rename the to something else, maybe this helps

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