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error installing openni_kinnect

asked 2011-07-02 07:17:20 -0600

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updated 2016-10-24 09:03:04 -0600

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I'm using ubunto 10.10 and trying to install the kinect drivers. I got as far as sudo apt-get install ros-diamondback-openni-kinect hg clone cd drivers make make install

but make install runs for a while then fails. Here are the last few linessudo cp -f ./openni/lib/.so /usr/lib/ sudo cp -f ./openni/lib/.xml /etc/primesense/ sudo cp -r ./openni/include/ni/* /usr/include/openni/ sudo cp -f ./openni/bin/ni* /usr/bin/ sudo /bin/bash ./CONTROL/openni_postinst postinst called with unknown argument `' make: * [install_openni] Error 1

how do I fix it? Thanks

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answered 2011-07-02 12:06:25 -0600

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You only need to install either via packages or from source. So if sudo apt-get install ros-diamondback-openni-kinect ran without errors, its already done.

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answered 2011-07-02 14:15:56 -0600

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DUHH! Thanks, that makes sense. When I run it I get an error

$ roslaunch openni_camera openni_node.launch ... logging to /home/ringo/.ros/log/df60d680-a513-11e0-8ba9-00197d79e05a/roslaunch-ubuntu-5268.log Checking log directory for disk usage. This may take awhile. Press Ctrl-C to interrupt Done checking log file disk usage. Usage is <1GB.

started roslaunch server http://ubuntu:50263/


PARAMETERS * /rosdistro * /openni_node1/use_indices * /openni_node1/depth_registration * /openni_node1/image_time_offset * /openni_node1/depth_frame_id * /openni_node1/depth_mode * /openni_node1/debayering * /rosversion * /openni_node1/projector_depth_baseline * /openni_node1/rgb_frame_id * /openni_node1/depth_rgb_translation * /openni_node1/depth_time_offset * /openni_node1/image_mode * /openni_node1/shift_offset * /openni_node1/device_id * /openni_node1/depth_rgb_rotation

NODES / openni_node1 (openni_camera/openni_node) kinect_base_link (tf/static_transform_publisher) kinect_base_link1 (tf/static_transform_publisher) kinect_base_link2 (tf/static_transform_publisher) kinect_base_link3 (tf/static_transform_publisher)


core service [/rosout] found process[openni_node1-1]: started with pid [5286] process[kinect_base_link-2]: started with pid [5287] process[kinect_base_link1-3]: started with pid [5288] process[kinect_base_link2-4]: started with pid [5289] process[kinect_base_link3-5]: started with pid [5290] [rospack] opendir error [No such file or directory] while crawling /home/ringo/SVN/stuff/linux/mini_max/mini_max_def [rospack] opendir error [No such file or directory] while crawling /home/ringo/SVN/stuff/linux/mini_max/mini_max_def [rospack] opendir error [No such file or directory] while crawling /home/ringo/SVN/stuff/linux/mini_max/mini_max_def

How do I know what file or directory is missing? It still kinda works, but is so slow it is about useless. I'm assuming it is my graphics card that is causing it.I have a Dell Inspiron 9400 and it has an ATI Mobility Radeon X1400. Any idea if this is good enough?


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Please ask this as a separate question.
tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2011-07-02 18:52:25 -0600 )edit
I moved the video card question to a seperate question. Anybody have an idea about the missing file or directory? It might not have anything to do with my issue, but the fewer errors the better.
ringo42 gravatar image ringo42  ( 2011-07-03 01:37:16 -0600 )edit

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