Frequently Asked Questions

Why does Gazebo crash in my VM?

When attempting to launch gazebo I get the following error:

VMware: vmw_ioctl_command error Invalid argument.

A workaround for this problem is to force GZ to use OpenGL2 by exporting the following environment variable:

$ export SVGA_VGPU10=0

See also this bug report for a deeper explanation of the issue and the original fix.