# Not getting laser scan runing libgazebo_ros_gpu_laser plugin

Hello all,

I have been following the tutorials in the book *Programming Robots with ROS* and I am on the part on page 306 where we create a simulation of the robots laser scanner in gazebo. My goal is to use what I learn from the book to be able to make my own autonomous robot for school. The computer I will be using in my final robot doesn't seem to be powerful enough to run gazebo and rviz. Thus I am trying to split all the code up so that the robot computer runs all the navigation and everything that would be on the robot itself while the simulation is running on my beefier machine. i am running ROS Kinetic and Ubuntu on both

With that said the problem I am running into is that when I run the simulation I can't see any data from the laser scanner in rviz. To investigate, I ran `rostopic echo /scan`

and this is what I got back

```
---
header:
seq: 7178
stamp:
secs: 180
nsecs: 212000000
frame_id: "hokuyo_link"
angle_min: -1.57079994678
angle_max: 1.57079994678
angle_increment: 0.00436940183863
time_increment: 0.0
scan_time: 0.0
range_min: 0.10000000149
range_max: 30.0
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```

Did you ever get it to work? What computer and GPU were you running it on?