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Ubuntu 12.04 ROS Fuerte Gazebo install Problem

asked 2012-07-09 10:13:08 -0600

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I have been trying to install ROS on several different computers now. I have also tried installing on multiple different Ubuntu systems, each time I get the following error when I try and start Gazebo using, roslaunch gazebo_worlds empty_world.launch.

process[gazebo_gui-3]: started with pid [16887]

/home/ncroscup/ros/simulator_gazebo/gazebo/scripts/gui: line 2: /home/ncroscup /ros/simulator_gazebo/gazebo/gazebo/bin/gzclient: No such file or directory

[empty_world_server-2] process has died [pid 16879, exit code 127, cmd /home/ncroscup/ros/simulator_gazebo/gazebo/scripts/gazebo /home/ncroscup/ros/simulator_gazebo/gazebo_worlds/worlds/ __name:=empty_world_server __log:=/home/ncroscup/.ros/log/716587de-ca01-11e1-8ac1-90f652b11550/empty_world_server-2.log].

log file: /home/ncroscup/.ros/log/716587de-ca01-11e1-8ac1-90f652b11550/empty_world_server-2*.log

[gazebo_gui-3] process has died [pid 16887, exit code 127, cmd /home/ncroscup/ros/simulator_gazebo/gazebo/scripts/gui __name:=gazebo_gui __log:=/home/ncroscup/.ros/log/716587de-ca01-11e1-8ac1-90f652b11550/gazebo_gui-3.log].

log file: /home/ncroscup/.ros/log/716587de-ca01-11e1-8ac1-90f652b11550/gazebo_gui-3*.log

I followed instruction from the Ubuntu home site,

along with startup instructions of Gazebo from,

I've looked for the errors and have come to the conclusion that it may be a driver issue, but I have tried several different video cards. Currently using Gefore 8600 GT, which is said to be compatible.

I'm starting to wonder if this actually works... should I downgrade to ros electric?

Very frustrated I've had to put so much time into this and still have no idea what to try next. It's been over a week of reinstalling on 3 different machines, and 5 different partitions... trying all possible issues I could think of... any suggestions? really would like to get this working.

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I doubt anyone will be able to help unless you post relevant parts of the error log. (Please format them with four leading spaces on each line.)

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2012-07-09 10:44:14 -0600 )edit

Im not really familiar with Gazebo or any of the issue you are having, so this may be a stupid comment. The line that says "....gazebo/bin/gzclient: No such file or directory" really stands out though. This looks like an executable. Is it there? Did Gazebo install correctly?

PerkinsJames gravatar image PerkinsJames  ( 2012-07-09 11:21:56 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-07-11 10:31:26 -0600

shuo gravatar image

hi, I think you did not install gazebo properly. Maybe you can go to Synaptic Package Manager to check if you have all of the gazebo related packages installed.

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