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starting up roscore automatically on boot

asked 2013-08-30 02:51:57 -0600

Praseen gravatar image

Hi guys, I have got a basic ROS running on a some hardware successfully, thanks to helpful pointers from this community (love you guys for that). Right now I am facing another seemingly difficult issue. I am trying to get the roscore process to autostart at boot so that I can get my robot to move about freely in the room. I have tried updating rc.local, crontab, and init.d update and also the autologin script. All of them fail to work. I am using Raspberry Pi hardware with raspbian wheezy linux and I need to start roscore as root on this hardware at boot up automatically. Please guide me towards accomplishing this.

Thanks and Regards to all, Praseen

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answered 2013-08-30 02:59:01 -0600

You can find quite similar question if you scroll main page a little down. Please see Autostart a launchfile after/while boot question and the accepted answer.

Hope it helps.

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will update after I try it

Praseen gravatar image Praseen  ( 2013-08-30 08:37:15 -0600 )edit

answered 2013-08-30 04:03:39 -0600

dornhege gravatar image

You don't give an errors/debugging, so it's quite hard to come up with a solution.

My suspicion is that you just don't have ROS setup for the root user. Can you launch a roscore as root (not at startup)?

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yes I am currently launching roscore as root manually. I have installed ROS as root on this system.

Praseen gravatar image Praseen  ( 2013-08-30 08:34:11 -0600 )edit

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