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Hokuyo_node tutorial error

asked 2015-05-08 02:05:29 -0600

StevenJiang gravatar image


I followed the exact steps on

Everything showed up as expected until I reached the final step, which is rosrun rviz rviz -d rospack find hokuyo_node/hokuyo_test.vcg

I got an error: ERROR: the config file '/opt/ros/indigo/share/hokuyo_node/hokuyo_test.vcg' is a .vcg file, which is the old rviz config format. New config files have a .rviz extension and use YAML formatting. The format changed between Fuerte and Groovy. There is not (yet) an automated conversion program.

I tried to change the command to rosrun rviz rviz -d rospack find hokuyo_node/hokuyo_test.rviz, rviz did launch, but I just could not change the fixed frame to '/laser' in the global options, the fixed frame is 'map' when rviz launched.

Can anyone please give me some advice?

Thanks. Steven

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Hi, Steven. I'm on the same boat as you are! Did you get the solution? Regards.

sergiocruz86 gravatar image sergiocruz86  ( 2015-06-05 07:25:26 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-10-08 20:20:08 -0600

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Run rviz without the .vcg file i.e. rosrun rviz rviz. Set Global Options -> Fixed frame = /laser and Grid -> Reference Frame = /laser. The Add -> LaserScan, and set it's topic to /scan. You should see the laser scan on the grid.

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Just to elaborate on this: the Fixed Frame field is also a text entry field; you may have to manually type in '/laser'

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2015-10-08 22:40:41 -0600 )edit

Thanks! Got the data successfully shown on the rviz!

BoY gravatar image BoY  ( 2017-04-06 14:58:03 -0600 )edit

answered 2015-06-23 21:32:53 -0600

seba88 gravatar image

Hi I have the same problem. Let me know if you find a solution and I will do the same.


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