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rviz on jetson tk1 board

asked 2015-02-24 15:50:03 -0500

jbrown gravatar image

updated 2015-06-27 15:56:42 -0500

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Hello all! I am having a problem getting rviz to work in my jetson tk1. I am getting the following error when I roslaunch the .launch file that we use:

[rviz_desktop-2] process has died [pid 11126, exit code -7, cmd /opt/ros/indigo/lib/rqt_rviz/rqt_rviz -d /home/ubuntu/enterprise_ws/src/mst_control/vcg/Enterprise.rviz __name:=rviz_desktop __log:=/home/ubuntu/.ros/log/e81b465c-b94b-11e4-a101-00044b26fcd3/rviz_desktop-2.log]. log file: /home/ubuntu/.ros/log/e81b465c-b94b-11e4-a101-00044b26fcd3/rviz_desktop-2*.log

And of course, rviz doesn't work. I've already done the following and added to my ~.bash.src file:


I had to do that for rviz to work just by starting roscore and ros running rviz. I can rosrun rviz, but for our purposes, launching it from the launch file is troublesome. mst_control and Enterprise are our packages and names, fyi. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much!

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answered 2015-02-24 21:59:34 -0500

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running rviz on the TK1 is not recommended. You should have a separate machine for running visualization.

This looks like rviz is segfaulting. There are few things you can try to isolate the problem:

  • Run your command by itself, instead of within a launch file. You'll get more descriptive error messages.
  • You're using rqt_rviz instead of rviz. Try running your config file with rviz
  • If both of those work, run rviz with the default config, and add the items from your config individually. If adding a particular display causes rviz to crash, then you know the problem is with that display.
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answered 2015-09-28 01:11:58 -0500

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updated 2015-09-28 01:12:30 -0500

follow these steps, in bashrc.


$ sudo apt-get remove ros-indigo-robot-model

$ cd ~/catkin_ws/src

$ git clone

$ cd ~/catkin_ws

$ catkin_make

$ source devel/setup.bash

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