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segmentation fault at rosrun rviz rviz

asked 2014-04-08 19:52:54 -0500

Ken_in_JAPAN gravatar image

updated 2014-04-09 07:07:29 -0500

I came across a segmentation fault while trying rosrun rviz rviz. This issue has been discussed on this web( ), but I think that essential issue has been not solved. The solution in the comment and the answer was to delete all of file in ~/.rviz. I also deleted all of files as I follow the instruction. But, the error doesn't go out.

[ INFO]rviz version 1.10.14
[ INFO]compiled against OGRE version 1.7.4 (Cthugha)
[ INFO]OpenGl version: 2.1 (GLSL 1.2)
Segmentation fault

I have checked the article ( ). I can't find the way to solve the issue on the article. Could anyone give me clues? Thank you in advance!

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answered 2014-04-08 20:22:05 -0500

The type of graphics card you use always is crucial when looking at rviz crashes (you can edit your answer to add that information). The rule of thumb is: "Nvdidia GPUs with propietary drivers generally work well, others might crash occasionally (or always in a absolute worst case)". With your GPU and driver known, I´d recommend googling something like "rviz crashes ros answers [your graphics card type]". There are tons of posts on rviz crashes on ROS Answers and it´s likely that there will be useful information in some of them.

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@Stefan Kohlbrecher: Thank you for your advice! I will check it out tomorrow. Sorry, here is at midnight.

Ken_in_JAPAN gravatar image Ken_in_JAPAN  ( 2014-04-08 21:05:20 -0500 )edit

@Stefan Kohlbrecher: I was looking over the article on the web( Do you think that this contents connects with my issues?

Ken_in_JAPAN gravatar image Ken_in_JAPAN  ( 2014-04-08 21:10:50 -0500 )edit

Unless you try something with stereo mode, no. I assume you installed from .deb packages?

Stefan Kohlbrecher gravatar image Stefan Kohlbrecher  ( 2014-04-08 22:23:24 -0500 )edit

I don't make sense, I was googling to search for the cause and how to fix it. I also tried the method on the web (, but segmentation fault didn't go out. I will reinstall.

Ken_in_JAPAN gravatar image Ken_in_JAPAN  ( 2014-04-09 15:48:52 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-04-16 18:42:41 -0500

sachitv gravatar image

Hi all,

I spent a load of time fixing these issues. What I realised is that Virtualbox is being a nasty little rascal with it's 3d Acceleration.

Switching if off fixed these issues for me.

Switch off your VM Just go to the VM Settings -> Display -> Uncheck Enable 3D Acceleration. Start your VM again. Rejoice!

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Thank you! This worked for me.

iguanaistic gravatar image iguanaistic  ( 2017-04-21 23:08:15 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-09-22 20:21:05 -0500

130s gravatar image

I've been bugged by the error with the same message, which recently I've solved in this thread. HTH.

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