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Cant get turtlesim to run on OsX

asked 2021-08-24 05:09:16 -0500

Gwilym gravatar image

updated 2021-08-24 19:18:06 -0500

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Installed robostack from here

roscore seems to have started up fine, and I can run rviz as well.

Trying to follow the tutorials and start the tutrle sim, but I dont get a window. I assume there is a GUI package or something I am missing but I dont know what it is. I dont get any errors, I just never see a window.

 ~/catkin_ws  rosrun turtlesim turtlesim_node     
 Starting turtlesim with node name /turtlesim
 Spawning turtle [turtle1] at x=[5.544445], y=[5.544445], theta=[0.000000]
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Hello @Gwilym,

Can you please! confirm your Mac OS current version?

Ranjit Kathiriya gravatar image Ranjit Kathiriya  ( 2021-08-25 03:49:57 -0500 )edit

I have the exact same issue, I am running Big Sur version 11.2.3

mrequalsmc gravatar image mrequalsmc  ( 2021-08-26 15:12:54 -0500 )edit

Big Sur version 11.2.3

Ros doesn't provide official support to Big Sur version 11.2.3, because of that you may face some issues.

Ranjit Kathiriya gravatar image Ranjit Kathiriya  ( 2021-08-27 05:49:07 -0500 )edit

I am on catalina version 10.15.7 - What version is supported ?

Gwilym gravatar image Gwilym  ( 2021-08-31 01:39:38 -0500 )edit

Have a look at this link you will find the below statement:

We support macOS Mojave (10.14).

Ranjit Kathiriya gravatar image Ranjit Kathiriya  ( 2021-08-31 01:42:50 -0500 )edit

Thats a 3 years old now, I think its a bit much for me to downgrade my system to Mojave to get tutlebot to run. Is there no way we can try and find the issue?

Gwilym gravatar image Gwilym  ( 2021-09-07 04:25:27 -0500 )edit

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answered 2021-11-02 09:12:58 -0500

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hi @Gwilym

For turtlesim, please try:

mamba update ros-noetic-turtlesim

And check it has been properly installed by:

conda list

Reference: If the problem persists I suggest to raise an issue with the RoboStack team

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