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Core dump at Gazebo startup

asked 2012-05-10 22:42:37 -0600

Charuvahan gravatar image

I try the following terminal command.

roslaunch gazebo_worlds empty_world.launch

I get the following error

Illegal instruction (core dumped)

[empty_world_server-1] process has died [pid 3395, exit code 132, cmd /opt/ros/fuerte/stacks/simulator_gazebo/gazebo/scripts/gazebo /opt/ros/fuerte/stacks/simulator_gazebo/gazebo_worlds/worlds/ __name:=empty_world_server __log:=/home/chartoin/.ros/log/26f27722-9b42-11e1-b127-3859f9dbd9aa/empty_world_server-1.log].

log file: /home/chartoin/.ros/log/26f27722-9b42-11e1-b127-3859f9dbd9aa/empty_world_server-1*.log

/opt/ros/fuerte/stacks/simulator_gazebo/gazebo/scripts/gui: line 2: 3406 Illegal instruction (core dumped) rospack find gazebo/gazebo/bin/gzclient -g rospack find gazebo/lib/

[gazebo_gui-2] process has died [pid 3403, exit code 132, cmd /opt/ros/fuerte/stacks/simulator_gazebo/gazebo/scripts/gui __name:=gazebo_gui __log:=/home/chartoin/.ros/log/26f27722-9b42-11e1-b127-3859f9dbd9aa/gazebo_gui-2.log].

log file: /home/chartoin/.ros/log/26f27722-9b42-11e1-b127-3859f9dbd9aa/gazebo_gui-2*.log

This error happens on a Thinkpad x120e laptop with an AMD Fushion e 350 APU. The same command works well when I use a Dell XPS 15 laptop with intel processor and nvidia graphics card.

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I get this on a Ubuntu 12.04 system and Nvidia graphics card (GF110 [GeForce GTX 560 Ti] (rev a1) using the 64-bit 295.41 dev drivers). But it works on my 12.04 laptop with an AMD card (ATI RV730 XT [Mobility Radeon HD 4670 ). Update - no it crashes the same way after a few minutes.

lucasw gravatar image lucasw  ( 2012-06-07 05:48:39 -0600 )edit

I get this on a Ubuntu 12.04 system and Nvidia graphics card (GF110 [GeForce GTX 560 Ti] (rev a1) using the 64-bit 295.41 dev drivers).

lucasw gravatar image lucasw  ( 2012-06-07 05:48:42 -0600 )edit

@lucasw do you think it's got to do with the drivers? been following the issue on this thread:

kshitij gravatar image kshitij  ( 2012-06-12 10:45:03 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-07-10 04:24:50 -0600

Chade gravatar image

updated 2012-07-10 05:42:12 -0600

I get the same Error with Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and ROS Fuerte. On the same laptop with Ubuntu 11.10 64bit and ROS Electric everything works like a charm, so if there have not been any major changes to the graphics driver in Ubuntu 12.04 I would say it's a problem with gazebo.

As stated in this thread Klick it may relate to issues with gazebo which should be solved with an update, but my system is up-to-date and I still get the same error.


Created an remastered Ubuntu distribution with ROS and everything of my current system. When I boot from live usb stick and run gazebo on my second notebook (Intel graphics card) everything is just fine... So perhaps back to an hardware issue.

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