Error: Cannot install nvidia 195.* driver on Lucid

Some lucid kernels loads kernel module fbcon on start up, causing custom nvidia driver installation to error out. Following excerpts from ubuntu forum prevents fbcon from being loaded on startup, allowing user to install custom nvidia driver successfully:

Re: Cannot install NVIDIA 195.x drivers - installer crashes
found this and fixed most of my problems.. now I have static on one tuner though..
New Steps:

Startup your system and either get to a console from the GRUB menu or boot to Ubuntu in low graphics mode and open a terminal once it's up. Once up, type the following command

sudo pico /etc/default/grub

Once inside of the file, search for this line

right before the last ", put vmalloc=256M, so that the line looks like:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash vmalloc=256M"

Then, hit CTRL+O and ENTER, and then CTRL+X. This will bring you back to the terminal. At this point, we need the startup system to reconfigure itself, so we type the following command
sudo update-grub

Now, reboot the system

**NOTICE** If this doesn't work, try putting 192M instead of 256M. This has been reported to help as well.


Error: Gazebo dies on boot with ogre singleton error

gazebo: ../../../OgreMain/include/OgreSingleton.h:66: Ogre::Singleton<T>::Singleton() [with T = Ogre::TerrainPageSourceListenerManager]: Assertion `!ms_Singleton' failed.


  • rm `~/.gazeborc`
    Then restart gazebo.

Error: Gazebo dies when resizing GUI window


  • Try turning off compiz in Ubuntu

Error: failed to allocate semaphore, permission denied.

Note: this should not happen anymore <<Ticket(ros-pkg,3982)>>

  • failed to allocate semaphore, permission denied.
    semctl failed.
    gazebo_model: /usr/include/boost/smart_ptr/shared_ptr.hpp:418: T* boost::shared_ptr< <template-parameter-1-1> >::operator->() const [with T = boost::signals::detail::signal_base_impl]: Assertion `px != 0' failed.
    [pr2_gazebo_model-3] process has died [pid 14190, exit code -6].


  • Need root access,
    sudo ipcs
    and here's an example output:
    abl:~> sudo ipcs
    ------ Shared Memory Segments --------
    key        shmid      owner      perms      bytes      nattch     status      
    0x00000000 110526464  root      777        139264     1                       
    0x00000000 110559233  gdm       600        393216     2          dest         
    0x00000000 93749308   root      777        139264     0                       
    0x00000000 94142535   root      777        4096       0                       
    0x00000000 94175304   root      777        4096       0                       
    0x00000000 94208073   root      777        4096       0                       
    ------ Semaphore Arrays --------
    key        semid      owner      perms      nsems     
    0x3d03e16c 163840     pantofaru 600        1         
    0xf43c70fb 98305      dmunoz    600        1         
    0xce2f6066 196610     tashana   600        1         
    0x75cedc1d 294915     kwc       600        1         
    0x67bdc7ba 327684     gunter    600        1         
    0x135135f0 425991     isucan    700        1         
    0x4d18a185 458760     gunter    600        8         
    ------ Message Queues --------
    key        msqid      owner      perms      used-bytes   messages    
  • Remove semaphores
    sudo ipcrm -s 163840
    sudo ipcrm -s 98305
    sudo ipcrm -s 196610
    sudo ipcrm -s 294915
    sudo ipcrm -s 327684
    sudo ipcrm -s 425991
    sudo ipcrm -s 458760
  • Viciously-fast bash way:

sudo ipcs -s | tail -n+4 | cut -f2 -d' ' | sudo xargs -n1 ipcrm -s
  • Restart Gazebo

Error: Gazebo segmentation fault


Error: Gazebo Compile Error


  • If one of the gazebo dependencies (use rospack depends1) has moved, you can manually remove CMakeCache.txt and recompile, or

    roscd gazebo
    make clean

Error: Gazebo Dependency Ogre Runtime Error


  • Failed to initialize Ogre: OGRE EXCEPTION(7:InternalErrorException): Could not load dynamic
    library RenderSystem_GL. System Error: cannot open shared object file:
    No such file or directory in DynLib::load at OgreDynLib.cpp (line 80)

    See this post for more details


  • Make sure all previous versions of ogre are uninstalled.

Wiki: simulator_gazebo/Troubleshooting/common_diamondback_errors (last edited 2012-08-29 21:07:58 by hsu)