[ros-users] Problem of running rviz on a virtual machine
wjwwood at gmail.com
Tue May 25 13:55:52 UTC 2010
Hi Keisuke, I don't know if this problem is directly related, but there is a
youtube video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUvtuwkAirk&feature=related,
that describes how to get Compiz working in parallels on a mac for ubuntu
10.04. I had to do the instructions in the video's description before rviz
would work in my ubuntu 10.04 parallels install.
Like I said I'm not sure it applies to your situation, but it's worth
Graduate Software Engineering
w at auburn.edu
wjwwood at gmail.com
2010/5/25 <ros_user at yahoo.co.jp>
> Hello, all
> I am new in ROS system.
> I started to subscribe this mailing list this month,
> so my problem might be solved already.
> The problem is quite common, and I think it's better ask it to
> The problem I have is already mentioned in "No OpenGL Support" in following
> I installed ROS system on a Vmware virtual machine with Ubuntu 9.04
> The virtual machine is on Windows XP Professional SP3.
> My laptop is lenovo X61, which has Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset
> Family as a video card.
> The version of the virtual machine is...
> # uname -a
> Linux ubuntu 2.6.28-18-generic #60-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 12 04:40:52 UTC 2010
> i686 GNU/Linux
> And when I execute "rviz", I got an error.
> # roscore
> # rosrun rviz rviz
> rviz: OgreGLSupport.cpp:57: virtual void
> Ogre::GLSupport::initialiseExtensions(): Assertion `pcVer && "Problems
> getting GL version string using glGetString"' failed.
> /opt/ros/boxturtle/ros/bin/rosrun: line 35: 7245 Aborted
> $exepath "$@"
> As the web page suggests, I turned on "3D graphics acceleration" in the
> virtual machine setting,
> (there is a setting for the acceleration in VMware workstation)
> and I checked whether 3D acceleration is working.
> and I got
> # glxinfo | grep render
> direct rendering: Yes
> in the virtual machine. It seems to be OK, but the rviz still give the same
> I tried to fing a driver of the video card. (Mobile Intel(R) 965)
> However, I couldn't find it for Ubuntu.
> Do you know any suggestions? or is there actually a driver for that?
> In the virtual machine, the video card is still recognized as following.
> # lspci | grep VGA
> 00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: VMware Inc Abstract SVGA II Adapter
> Is this a problem?
> I am also quite wondering if my xorg.conf is OK.
> # less /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> ...(some comments)...
> Section "Device"
> Identifier "Configured Video Device"
> Section "Monitor"
> Identifier "Configured Monitor"
> Section "Screen"
> Identifier "Default Screen"
> Monitor "Configured Monitor"
> Device "Configured Video Device"
> I don't know if this is enough information to solve this problem.
> Any advices are welcome, solution for any other video cards is also
> Thanks in advance.
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