Intel NUC PC crashes while using Rviz

asked 2019-11-11 09:25:25 -0500

rasl gravatar image

Hello ROS-Community,

To reproduce the error I launch following Commands:

roslaunch kobuki_node minimal.launch 
roslaunch astra_launch astra.launch
roslaunch rviz rviz

These are my Specs: NUC Intel Core i5-7260U, 8GB RAM, 240GB SSD, 1TB HDD

I use the PC with Turtlebot 2 (ros kinetic).

Camera: Orbbec Astra

These are my settings in Rviz:

I also tried launching minimal.launch and astra.launch on the PC and using Rviz on another laptop. It works but i have a very low framerate. I also tried it while charging the turtlebot. That did not work either.

Has anyone had a similar error? Help is much appreciated

Yours faithfully

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Can you describe what actually happens when you do this? Any error messages, or other visible effects?

Carl D gravatar image Carl D  ( 2019-11-11 11:05:06 -0500 )edit

When i start rviz and set the parameters, i can see for some seconds video from the camera, after that the pc crashes.

Where could i look for error messages?

rasl gravatar image rasl  ( 2019-11-11 11:52:16 -0500 )edit

What do you mean by "the pc crashes"? Does it reboot, does it shut off, do you get kernel error messages?

Carl D gravatar image Carl D  ( 2019-11-11 12:07:53 -0500 )edit

the pc shuts off

rasl gravatar image rasl  ( 2019-11-11 14:42:08 -0500 )edit

Hmm. It could be many things, but it sounds like a power supply problem to me. I'd make sure all the drivers on the NUC are up to date, but if that doesn't help, my guess is you are stressing the NUC beyond what you normally do, and it is drawing too much power (Maybe it's the camera drawing too much) and then it shuts down because the power supply can't provide enough. Do you have the correct power supply for the NUC?

Carl D gravatar image Carl D  ( 2019-11-11 18:39:58 -0500 )edit

I agree with @Carl D: HW shutting down when heavy workloads are applied would seem to point to either thermal issues or PSU problems. I'd check both of these.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-11-12 03:21:46 -0500 )edit