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asked 2017-09-05 12:48:49 -0600

matl gravatar image

Dear all,

can I start somehow two different Rviz instances which run on two different PC but connect to the same ROS master?

I have one ROS master running ROS Indigo. There I am running different tools to control a robot. Now I would like to connect with a second Linux PC to the first ROS master and start another Rviz instance to see the current state of the robot. Is this possible and if yes, how do I have to specify the command on the second PC?

Best matl

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Have you tried using rosrun rviz rviz on both and seeing what happens?

jayess gravatar image jayess  ( 2017-09-05 12:55:07 -0600 )edit

Thanks for the hint, I also had to do the export ROS_MASTER_URI=myipadress to conenct it to the master. But anyway I have trouble to see the robot in the second PC. In Rviz I still cannot see the robot. Please see the uploaded picture which I did:

matl gravatar image matl  ( 2017-09-08 12:12:39 -0600 )edit

You should really update your answer with a proper screenshot vs a picture of your monitor taken with a camer/cellphone.

jayess gravatar image jayess  ( 2017-09-08 12:22:00 -0600 )edit

sorry, the PC is right now not connected to the internet so it was the only chance to get some kind of screenshot

matl gravatar image matl  ( 2017-09-08 16:52:02 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-09-05 12:58:55 -0600

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Just use rosrun rviz rviz on both computers. Should work.

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answered 2017-09-05 12:53:06 -0600

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Yes it is possible and you don't have to do anything special, just start it like normal. Are you having problems trying it?

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Like mentioned above, I found one small operator misstake ;-) but I still do not see the whole robot:

matl gravatar image matl  ( 2017-09-08 12:13:18 -0600 )edit

That sounds like a new unrelated problem that we don't have enough information to help with yet. I'd open up a new question that describes the problem in more detail.

Airuno2L gravatar image Airuno2L  ( 2017-09-08 13:25:22 -0600 )edit

As a tip for the future, it's best to do actual screenshots rather than a photo of a screen, and post the actual screenshot rather than a link to it, I think it increases your chances of getting people to help.

Airuno2L gravatar image Airuno2L  ( 2017-09-08 13:26:54 -0600 )edit

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