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gazebo crashes on startup

asked 2013-04-21 17:30:26 -0500

DanielLC gravatar image

updated 2013-04-22 16:43:51 -0500

Running the command

gazebo

opens two blank windows, then closes them, then opens a window with a nice toolbar and stuff that looks like it's doing what it's supposed to do. A fraction of a second later, the program closes. It doesn't seem to have any sort of error message. It just has

Gazebo multi-robot simulator, version 1.7.1
Copyright (C) 2013 Open Source Robotics Foundation.
Released under the Apache 2 License.
http://gazebosim.org

Msg Waiting for master.Gazebo multi-robot simulator, version 1.7.1
Copyright (C) 2013 Open Source Robotics Foundation.
Released under the Apache 2 License.
http://gazebosim.org

Msg Waiting for master
Msg Connected to gazebo master @ http://127.0.0.1:11345
Msg Publicized address: 10.0.xxx.yyy

Msg Connected to gazebo master @ http://127.0.0.1:11345
Msg Publicized address: 10.0.xxx.yyy

I also tried running gzserver and gzclient on separate terminals. gzserver seems to work fine.

Gazebo multi-robot simulator, version 1.7.1
Copyright (C) 2013 Open Source Robotics Foundation.
Released under the Apache 2 License.
http://gazebosim.org

Msg Waiting for master
Msg Connected to gazebo master @ http://127.0.0.1:11345
Msg Publicized address: 10.0.xxx.yyy

However, gzclient does not.

gzclient: error while loading shared libraries: liburdfdom_model.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Edit:

Sourcing did nothing.

gazebo /usr/empty_world.sdf got me

Gazebo multi-robot simulator, version 1.7.1
Copyright (C) 2013 Open Source Robotics Foundation.
Released under the Apache 2 License.
http://gazebosim.org

Msg Waiting for master.Gazebo multi-robot simulator, version 1.7.1
Copyright (C) 2013 Open Source Robotics Foundation.
Released under the Apache 2 License.
http://gazebosim.org

Error [SystemPaths.cc:370] File or path does not exist["/usr/empty_world.sdf"]
Error [Server.cc:259] Could not open file[/usr/empty_world.sdf]

Error [ConnectionManager.cc:88] Connection Manager is not running

Attempting to install ROS with the instructions here failed on step 1.5:

sudo rosdep init

which gave me:

sudo: rosdep: command not found
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I think this can fix your problem. Source: http://gazebosim.org/wiki/Tutorials/1.5/rosenabledmodel_plugin

source /opt/ros/groovy/setup.bash

source /usr/share/gazebo/setup.sh

export GAZEBOPLUGINPATH=~/local/lib/gazeboplugins:${GAZEBOPLUGIN_PATH}

export GAZEBOMODELPATH=~/gazeborosplugin/models:${GAZEBOMODELPATH}

gazebo ~/gazeborosplugin/<yourworldfile>.world

skhan gravatar imageskhan ( 2013-04-23 04:40:18 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-04-24 16:40:24 -0500

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  1. How did you install gazebo?

  2. Can you run just gzserver?

  3. If you can run gzserver, try running gzstats in another terminal while gzserver is running.

  4. gazebo /usr/empty_world.sdf is a bad command, as the resulting error messages indicate. The file /usr/empty_world.sdf does not exist.

  5. Can you provide a backtrace?

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answered 2013-04-22 01:48:23 -0500

AndreiHaidu gravatar image

updated 2013-04-23 01:44:36 -0500

Hi,

This liburdfdom_model.so is a library from ros it is located in /opt/ros/groovy/lib (if you are using ros groovy).
Most probably you don't have ROS installed and that is why you are getting this error. However I don't see why gazebo should depend on a ROS library. Maybe you are loading some kind of URDF model which requires ROS.

Then try fixing it by:
1) Installing ROS
or try running gazebo with an empty world with no urdfs.
2)$ gazebo /<path>/empty.world

UPDATE!!

I found a similar problem in this question. The problem was fixed by sourcing the setup.sh file:

$ source /<path>/share/gazebo/setup.sh

UPDATE!! (changed world name from empty_world.sdf to empty.world)

Error [SystemPaths.cc:370] File or path does not exist["/usr/empty_world.sdf"]

it tells you there is no world file in the given path, in the previous example <path> means the path on your pc to the empty.world.

As with installing ROS you may have done something wrong during the installation.

Cheers, Andrei

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None of that worked. See my edit.

DanielLC gravatar imageDanielLC ( 2013-04-22 16:45:08 -0500 )edit
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