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Nvidia driver problem in Ubuntu 18.04 host with a ros-kinetic-desktop-full docker

asked 2019-04-27 03:32:29 -0500

Eric Dong gravatar image

updated 2019-04-27 15:08:24 -0500

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I am currently using a host machine with Ubuntu 18.04, ROS melodic and Gazebo 9. For some legacy packages, I would like to install a Ubuntu16.04 docker with ros-kinetic-desktop-full image. Been searching around, found this post is quite there. But personally prefer the Xserver approach.

I managed to build a new image FROM nvidia/cuda:9.0-devel-ubuntu16.04 with ros-kinetic-desktop-full. But unable to run Nvidia rendering apps like rviz or gazebo. However, both run fine on my host. Checked with nvidia-smi, gave me the nvidia-driver 390 on my host. However, the in the dockerfile, the latest nvidia driver can install in ubuntu 16.04 is 375, which does not match my nvidia driver on the host. When running the docker, gave me the error

libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast

A bit more of digging in the docker, found the following culprit (libc6,x86-64) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/mesa/ After installing the nvidia-375 in docker, gave another error:

OCI runtime create failed: container_linux.go:348: starting container process caused "process_linux.go:402: container init caused \"process_linux.go
:385: running prestart hook 1 caused \\\"error running hook: exit status 1, stdout: , stderr: exec command: [/usr/bin/nvidia-container-cli --load-kmods configure --ldconfig=@/sbin/ldconfig.real --device=all --com
pute --compat32 --graphics --utility --video --display --require=cuda>=8.0 --pid=32239 /var/lib/docker/overlay2/bd4f3570d4eb99d9df1117bd3751a00c8c0eb63429e65eba2a196c6c543cc52f/merged]\\\\nnvidia-container-cli: m
ount error: file creation failed: /var/lib/docker/overlay2/bd4f3570d4eb99d9df1117bd3751a00c8c0eb63429e65eba2a196c6c543cc52f/merged/usr/bin/nvidia-smi: file exists\\\\n\\\"\"": unknown

Appreciate kind advice how to deal with the nvidia driver problem.

Thank you

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answered 2019-04-28 22:27:34 -0500

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updated 2019-04-28 22:31:16 -0500


I am not sure if I had the exact same issue as you, but I did have issues having rviz operate with docker. What I had to do was also install openGL libraries when creating the docker image, i.e. using the from command below. Something about a dependency somewhere relying on openGL (see here for a discussion on the same problem )

FROM nvidia/cudagl:10.0-devel-ubuntu16.04

I have these commands in my docker run command, and I remember one or the combination of them enabled me to run rviz display through docker, presumably you already have them but just in case these link the docker display with the actual display.

docker run -e DISPLAY=$DISPLAY --env="QT_X11_NO_MITSHM=1" -e DISPLAY=$DISPLAY --env="QT_X11_NO_MITSHM=1" ... (rest of command etc here).

Hope this helps!

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Obviously you can edit the relevant versions, but basically you need to install OpenGL as it does not come with Nvidia docker 2 by default, at least that is my understanding

hwil292 gravatar image hwil292  ( 2019-04-28 22:32:52 -0500 )edit

Thanks! It works! By pulling from nvidia/cudagl:9.0-devel-ubuntu16.04

Eric Dong gravatar image Eric Dong  ( 2019-04-29 10:06:09 -0500 )edit

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