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Gazebo process dies everytime I roslaunch

asked 2012-01-26 00:36:26 -0600

Penny gravatar image

updated 2012-01-26 03:46:55 -0600

This is the error I get everytime I roslaunch:

Unsupported shadows type: "stencilAdditive". Supported types are "stencil" and "texture". Not rendering shadows.
Param [quickStepPreconIters] is deprecated: [replace quickStepPreconIters with stepPreconIters]
Param [quickStep] is deprecated: [replace quickStep with stepType]
Param [quickStepIters] is deprecated: [replace quickStepIters with stepIters]
Param [quickStepW] is deprecated: [replace quickStepW with stepW]
[gazebo-2] process has died [pid 3857, exit code -11].

can you provide me with some help please?

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Hey i got the same error How did you solve it?

Srinivas gravatar image Srinivas  ( 2013-05-05 23:31:44 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-01-26 03:51:55 -0600

The "unsupported shadows type" message implies that your video card can't do what gazebo is asking of it. It should gracefully degrade, but it's possible Ogre (the 3d engine that gazebo uses) is mishandling the case and failing.

If you turn on core dumps with:

  • ulimit -c unlimited

... then run it again it will put the crash information in ~/ros/core which can then be analyzed with:

  • gdb --core=~/ros/core <path-to-gazebo-goes-here>/bin/gazebo

That at least will tell you where it's crashing and then perhaps someone else can help more.

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