Gazebo seg faults, Ubuntu/Indigo [closed]

asked 2015-09-14 00:01:51 -0600

chrisalbertson gravatar image

updated 2015-09-14 00:04:41 -0600

I'm a beginner, trying to work through a tutorial. I have a newly installing ROS Indigo (used apt-get about an hour ago) running inside VMware. I open one terminal and type

roslaunch turtlebot_gazebo turtlebot_world.launch

then after some seconds the gazebo GIU shows on screen for a fraction of a second then dies (seg faults)

Maybe a better question is this: "Is there any systematic way to test a ROS installation for basic functionally?"

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I'm not saying it is impossible, but running any serious (ROS) 3D application inside a VM can be a challenge. Have you installed the proper drivers for the VM's emulated 3D hw? Without sufficient OpenGL acceleration I don't think Gazebo will do much.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2015-09-14 03:15:02 -0600 )edit

Also: please provide as much information on your hw and sw as possible. Eg: OS, version of OS, what kind of hw you have (especially video card / drivers), how you setup your VM, what the host OS is, etc.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2015-09-14 03:16:12 -0600 )edit