Rviz fails to start [closed]

asked 2013-04-21 07:46:26 -0600

amine23 gravatar image

updated 2013-04-24 06:01:22 -0600


I am not able to get Rviz to run

When I type in terminal:

rosrun rviz rviz

I get :

(rviz:9663): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_settings_set_long_property: assertion `GTK_SETTINGS (settings)' failed

(rviz:9663): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_settings_set_long_property: assertion `GTK_SETTINGS (settings)' failed

and nothing happen.

Any clues ??


@dgossow I think Gazebo is gtk based. I get the same gtk-critical stuff but it works fine.

I typed the command you wrotte, and it does not even want to halt when I press ctrl-c :

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Reading symbols from /opt/ros/groovy/lib/rviz/rviz...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
(gdb) ^CQuit
(gdb) ^CQuit
(gdb) ^CQuit


Here is the backtrance :

#0  0xb7fdd424 in __kernel_vsyscall ()
#1  0xb6fc65f0 in poll () from /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
#2  0xb576674b in g_poll () from /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#3  0xb5757d00 in ?? () from /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#4  0xb5757e61 in g_main_context_iteration ()
   from /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#5  0xb5fb39a1 in QEventDispatcherGlib::processEvents(QFlags<QEventLoop::ProcessEventsFlag>) () from /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libQtCore.so.4
#6  0xb73899aa in ?? () from /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libQtGui.so.4
#7  0xb5f8028c in QEventLoop::processEvents(QFlags<QEventLoop::ProcessEventsFlag>) () from /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libQtCore.so.4
#8  0xb5f80581 in QEventLoop::exec(QFlags<QEventLoop::ProcessEventsFlag>) ()
   from /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libQtCore.so.4
#9  0xb5f85cda in QCoreApplication::exec() ()
   from /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libQtCore.so.4
#10 0xb72d0fc4 in QApplication::exec() ()
   from /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libQtGui.so.4
#11 0x08048da7 in main ()
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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by tfoote
close date 2015-12-12 01:24:14.421250


does your computer have nvidia graphics card ?

prasanna.kumar gravatar image prasanna.kumar  ( 2013-04-21 07:53:17 -0600 )edit

@prasanna.kumar no but ati and using proprietary driver

amine23 gravatar image amine23  ( 2013-04-21 20:38:00 -0600 )edit

Please run rviz in gdb (gdb /opt/ros/groovy/lib/rviz/rviz, on the gdb shell enter run), then ctrl-c it and provide a backtrace of where it is stuck (bt).

dgossow gravatar image dgossow  ( 2013-04-22 05:36:13 -0600 )edit

What versions of ROS and Ubuntu are you using?

Eric Perko gravatar image Eric Perko  ( 2013-04-22 06:20:39 -0600 )edit

@EricPerko groovy on quantal. everything is up to date.

amine23 gravatar image amine23  ( 2013-04-22 07:25:38 -0600 )edit

@dgossow when I run it from gdb without roscore it starts and tell me waiting for master. If I run roscore : sometimes it doesn't start, it give the same gtk-critical msgs and when I ctrl-c it I get : Program received signal SIGINT, Interrupt. 0xb4de777f in ?? () from /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libpcre.so.

amine23 gravatar image amine23  ( 2013-04-22 21:24:10 -0600 )edit
amine23 gravatar image amine23  ( 2013-04-22 21:35:19 -0600 )edit

Disable desktop effects before running RViz. Also, you need to type run in gdb to actually start RViz.

dgossow gravatar image dgossow  ( 2013-04-23 08:15:09 -0600 )edit