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"Getting remote endpoint failed" let Gazebo-Gui crash

asked 2014-05-22 07:45:59 -0500

a_stumpf gravatar image

updated 2014-05-22 07:47:14 -0500


I'm actually trying to install ROS Indigo on an Ubuntu 14.04 machine.

Starting Gazebo ends up in most cases with (4 of 5):

Msg Waiting for masterError [Connection.cc:787] Getting remote endpoint failed
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'boost::exception_detail::clone_impl<boost::exception_detail::error_info_injector<boost::system::system_error> >'
  what():  remote_endpoint: Transport endpoint is not connected

what always ends in:

[gazebo_gui-2] process has died [pid 30325, exit code 134, cmd /opt/ros/indigo/lib/gazebo_ros/gzclient __name:=gazebo_gui __log:=/home/alex/.ros/log/cdde1b80-e1a0-11e3-ab05-5c514ff707c4/gazebo_gui-2.log].
log file: /home/alex/.ros/log/cdde1b80-e1a0-11e3-ab05-5c514ff707c4/gazebo_gui-2*.log

Currently Gazebo 2.2.2 is used which comes via

sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-gazebo-ros

I'm starting Gazebo with

roslaunch gazebo_ros empty_world.launch

This error occurs on both nvidia and intel graphics. Thus, it seems to be independent from hardware.

Has anybody ideas what is going wrong here?

kind regards, Alex

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Exactly the same issue here, and posted on the ROS forum: http://answers.ros.org/question/168856/fails-gazebo-to-start-from-ros-boostexception_detail-error/ (for reference)

Arn-O gravatar imageArn-O ( 2014-05-26 14:25:11 -0500 )edit

In fact, empty_world is fine. I am not able to start it after a first attempt to spawn a robot. After a reboot, it works. My bug is triggered by $ roslaunch rrbot_gazebo rrbot_world.launch.

Arn-O gravatar imageArn-O ( 2014-06-08 00:26:09 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-05-24 02:58:57 -0500

scpeters gravatar image

This may be related to a lib tar issue. See this issue for a workaround, and please let me know if it doesn't help.

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I have exactly the same message than described above. When I start gzserver alone (as described in your link), it works. The issue is triggered when Gazebo is started from ROS (looks like). Not corrected by the last update (a few minutes ago).

Arn-O gravatar imageArn-O ( 2014-05-27 14:48:08 -0500 )edit

I've tried your solution to install gazebo_models manually. It seems to ease the issue, but didn't solve it completely. I'm still getting this failure sometimes.

a_stumpf gravatar imagea_stumpf ( 2014-05-28 10:13:51 -0500 )edit
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