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Does anyone know how to install ROS without a graphics card?

asked 2012-10-18 19:12:54 -0600

GraceC gravatar image

I need everything except graphics dependent packages. How do I install ROS this way? More than just the bare bones but without graphics?

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answered 2013-01-14 16:00:02 -0600

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updated 2013-01-14 16:00:48 -0600

You can install individual ros stacks (or by package in new style groovy or later). They will pull in all their required dependencies if you use apt to install them.

Also even if you don't have a graphics card you can still usually install the graphics libraries. They just won't be very useful, and will require a little more disk space.

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answered 2012-10-18 20:59:21 -0600

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updated 2012-10-18 20:59:39 -0600

My recommendation would be to install barebones first then install specific packages that you need selectively, either by using apt-get or manually. The good thing about most of ROS stacks is their graphics-required packages are decoupled from the core packages. As a result, it is not that much important if you install stacks with graphical packages inside, on a computer not running X.

In our Pioneer robots, we usually install the barebone then add the driver and navigation stack without worrying about stacks being all non-graphical.

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answered 2021-06-07 08:26:47 -0600

When installing, simply uncheck the graphic libraries as you don't need them.

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