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What is a simple way to run Gazebo with no graphics?

asked 2012-12-19 22:31:34 -0500

cga gravatar image

I want to run Gazebo without the X11 window it creates.

If I am simulating vision, I still need to run OGRE to generate images.

Thanks, Chris

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answered 2012-12-19 23:39:56 -0500

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We plan on adding a tutorial for this, but in the meantime, here's a quick explanation. When you launch gazebo, there are two programs that are run: gzserver and gzclient. The program gzserver does all the simulation, even rendering for camera simulation. The interactive window is opened by gzclient.

To open a specific world, type gzserver

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I'm still a couple of versions back, but you'd also need to make sure that you've set the DISPLAY environment appropriately if you're not directly using the console..

SL Remy gravatar imageSL Remy ( 2012-12-21 00:47:29 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-12-26 18:52:37 -0500

PMilani gravatar image

If you're running the ROS version of Gazebo and using launch files, then I suggest modifying your launch file and commenting out the line regarding the Gazebo gui. Then only the gzserver part of gazebo will launch

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This worked for me. Thanks. Funny that a tutorial was in the planning back in 2012 and this question is still the first to appear in a simple google search

shaihi gravatar imageshaihi ( 2018-01-11 15:46:24 -0500 )edit

It still is the first to appear; after 8 years :-D

teshansj gravatar imageteshansj ( 2020-06-15 01:38:10 -0500 )edit
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