Problem starting up gazebo. [closed]

asked 2011-10-10 22:20:19 -0500

jlo gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:10:33 -0500

ngrennan gravatar image

Hi, I try to run gazebo with this: empty_world.launch

roslaunch gazebo_worlds empty_world.launch

Ultimately it crashes like its stated at the end of the following transcript:

alonsoj1@aut-228:~$ roslaunch gazebo_worlds empty_world.launch ... logging to /home/alonsoj1/.ros/log/8d239006-f3f1-11e0-b383-001617b3a9af/roslaunch-aut-228-1946.log Checking log directory for disk usage. This may take awhile. Press Ctrl-C to interrupt Done checking log file disk usage. Usage is <1GB.

started roslaunch server http://aut-228:56430/


PARAMETERS * /rosversion * /use_sim_time * /rosdistro

NODES / gazebo (gazebo/gazebo)

auto-starting new master process[master]: started with pid [1960] ROS_MASTER_URI=http://localhost:11311

setting /run_id to 8d239006-f3f1-11e0-b383-001617b3a9af process[rosout-1]: started with pid [1973] started core service [/rosout] process[gazebo-2]: started with pid [1976] Gazebo multi-robot simulator, version 0.10.0

Part of the Player/Stage Project []. Copyright (C) 2003 Nate Koenig, Andrew Howard, and contributors. Released under the GNU General Public License.

/tmp/buildd/ros-electric-simulator-gazebo-1.4.5/debian/ros-electric-simulator-gazebo/opt/ros/electric/stacks/simulator_gazebo/gazebo/build/gazebo/server/rendering/ : Exception: unable to find rendering system

Error Loading Gazebo /tmp/buildd/ros-electric-simulator-gazebo-1.4.5/debian/ros-electric-simulator-gazebo/opt/ros/electric/stacks/simulator_gazebo/gazebo/build/gazebo/server/rendering/ : Exception: unable to find rendering system

[gazebo-2] process has died [pid 1976, exit code -11]. log files: /home/alonsoj1/.ros/log/8d239006-f3f1-11e0-b383-001617b3a9af/gazebo-2.log1-11e0-b383-001617b3a9af/gazebo-2.log


I read some threads about this, and most point to the fact that it's a drivers problem, but somehow I doubt that. I had that problem the first time I tried to run gazebo, but then I installed them and everything ran fine. They are still installed (current version of nvidia drivers, ubuntu 10.04LTS), but gazebo doesn't work.

Any ideas?


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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by tfoote
close date 2012-12-21 15:26:13


Are you sure that the drivers are not the problem? Have you verified that running glxinfo and glxgears produces no errors and show NVIDIA as hardware renderer? (You may have to install the mesa-utils package for these tools)
roehling gravatar image roehling  ( 2011-10-11 00:08:58 -0500 )edit
glxinfo shows this log and glxgears produces no errors. How do I install mesa-utils? How is it necessary now when a couple of days I could run it no problem? Thanks!
jlo gravatar image jlo  ( 2011-10-12 21:38:24 -0500 )edit
The obvious reason would be that you upgraded packages on your system and/or changed an Ogre-related configuration file, which fried the installation somehow. You could verify that Ogre itself works by installing something else that uses Ogre. Other than that, I can offer little help, sorry.
roehling gravatar image roehling  ( 2011-10-12 23:35:53 -0500 )edit

Was this issue ever resolved?

SL Remy gravatar image SL Remy  ( 2012-10-09 06:40:40 -0500 )edit