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rviz Bus error on Nvidia Jetson tx1 board

asked 2016-01-12 23:23:20 -0500

fujisys gravatar image


I am trying to run rviz on Nvidia Jetson Tx1 board, but the following error appears:

Bus error

Could anyone help me?

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Hi, have you solved this problem? Could you teach me? I meet the same problem!

Sally gravatar image Sally  ( 2016-08-29 07:30:57 -0500 )edit

Hi, have you solved this problem? Could you teach me? I meet the same problem!

Winston gravatar image Winston  ( 2016-10-16 06:12:01 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-02-13 19:59:23 -0500

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You need to run: unset GTK_IM_MODULE

From the ROS Arm instruction page:

Using RVIZ It is not recommended to run rviz on most ARM-based CPUs. They're generally too slow, and the version of OpenGL that is provided by the software (mesa) libraries it not new enough to start rviz.

'IF' you have a powerful board with a GPU and vendor-supplied OpenGL libraries, it might be possible to run rviz. The IFC6410 and the NVidia Jetson TK1 are two such boards where rviz will run, although neither is fast enough for graphics-heavy tasks such as displaying pointclouds.

Note that rviz will segfault if you have the GTK_IM_MODULE environment variable set, so it's best to unset it in your ~/.bashrc:


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Hi, i followed your advice but unsuccessed!

Winston gravatar image Winston  ( 2016-10-16 06:14:07 -0500 )edit

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