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mouse movement causes Gazebo death

asked 2012-11-01 08:36:03 -0600

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I repost this from the DRC web site. I have had the same problem, and avoid moving my mouse over the Gazebo window as much as possible. I realize this sounds like a totally bogus bug report and I am engaging in voodoo computer science, but there is no core dump or other evidence I can provide. Perhaps an instrumented version of Gazebo could be created that reports more information about why it quits or crashes.

From reldude, posted at I have tried installed the DRC Simulator using these installation instructions: However, the simulator keeps crashing. It seems to happen mostly when hovering over the control menu (with the rotation controls, for instance) although not exclusively. The terminal shows: "Warning [] escalating to SIGKILL on server" Originally I thought it might be a problem with nVidia drivers although it seems to happen on non-nVidia cards as well.

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I have observed this issue as well, but only when running the basic Gazebo v1.2.x. If you run the full DRCSim package including the ROS libraries, I believe this may not be as significant of a problem. But the OSRF team can answer better than I.

DRC_Justin gravatar imageDRC_Justin ( 2012-11-05 09:17:25 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-11-05 20:50:03 -0600

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That sounds like bug #119. We believe that it was fixed in pull request #59. That fix will be included in a near-term patch release.

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