[ros-users] ROS installation using VMWare

Mac Mason mac at cs.duke.edu
Thu Feb 10 18:33:19 UTC 2011

On Feb 9, 2011, at 8:04 PM, Jack O'Quin wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM, Maneesh Singh <singh.maneesh at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am new to robotics and want to start experimenting with ROS. I wanted to
>> find out if there are any issues with installing and using ROS on a VMWare
>> Ubuntu image on a PC with Windows XP.
> Some of our students tried that in the past. The basic ROS commands
> worked, but rviz did not run well in a virtual machine. 

This has been my experience as well; 3D graphics support for linux guests isn't good enough to get a useful framerate from rviz. 

Everything else (that I've tried) works just fine, though.


Julian "Mac" Mason      mac at cs.duke.edu      www.cs.duke.edu/~mac

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