gazebo7 crashes at startup (kinetic + lubuntu16)

asked 2017-03-06 04:20:40 -0500

bracciolo22 gravatar image

updated 2017-03-06 10:41:27 -0500

gvdhoorn gravatar image


I have followed the installation of ros kinetic for xenial 32bit ( ). Everything went fine, I can start turtlesim and play around with nodes and messages.

My problem is with gazebo7: it simply won't start. I even installed gazebo_rox_pkg ( ) but nothing changes. It is even difficult to figure out what is going on, as I do not get much error information.

For instance, when I execute: $ rosrun gazebo_ros gazebo I simply get this:

Segmentation fault (core dumped)
/opt/ros/kinetic/lib/gazebo_ros/gazebo: 46: kill: invalid signal number or name: SIGINT

The same happens if I decide to run gzserver and then gzclient (with the exception that I do not receive the SIGINT error message).

I run all this on an old (2010) pc:

Processor       : 4x AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor
Memory      : 8286MB (2003MB used)
Operating System        : Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
Resolution      : 1920x1080 pixels
OpenGL Renderer     : Unknown
X11 Vendor      : The X.Org Foundation
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OpenGL Renderer : Unknown

please first install a proper graphics driver. If your system has an Nvidia card, install the Nvidia drivers, for AMD, install the AMD/ATI drivers. This may not solve your problem, but it's worth making sure.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-03-06 10:42:31 -0500 )edit