[ros-users] ROS in VMWare, No information shown in rviz

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 23:54:36 UTC 2011

On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 3:22 PM, liuwei at cmu.edu <liuwei at cmu.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
> I installed  ROS on a VMWare Ubuntu image on a MAC.
> I am using a kinect camera, when I run roslaunch openni_camera
> openni_kinect.launch,
> it is good. but there is nothing shows in rviz, no message could be
> received.
> When I use a rosbag file, it is good. Could you help me out?

As others have reported lately, rviz does not usually work well in a
virtual machine. It seems to need access to real 3D graphics hardware
for adequate performance.

The usual workaround is installing Ubuntu in a separate partition with
dual boot.

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