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openni_camera error "bad parameter"

asked 2011-07-15 01:44:34 -0500

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updated 2016-10-24 08:33:45 -0500

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I am able to use the openni_camera node with the command "roslaunch openni_camera openni_node.launch". However, if I try to use any other nodes that require openni_camera (such as openni_tracker or rviz), openni_camera fails. Previously, I had a different error that was solved, but I do not know if this new error is a result of the solution or not. This is what is output. The problem is in the last few lines.

robot@peoplebot2:~$ roslaunch openni_camera openni_node.launch
... logging to /home/robot/.ros/log/dd0d89ac-a8ae-11e0-85d5-a088b4402bbc/roslaunch-peoplebot2-4636.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://peoplebot2:56174/


 * /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

    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)

auto-starting new master
process[master]: started with pid [4650]

setting /run_id to dd0d89ac-a8ae-11e0-85d5-a088b4402bbc
process[rosout-1]: started with pid [4663]
started core service [/rosout]
process[openni_node1-2]: started with pid [4675]
process[kinect_base_link-3]: started with pid [4676]
process[kinect_base_link1-4]: started with pid [4682]
process[kinect_base_link2-5]: started with pid [4689]
process[kinect_base_link3-6]: started with pid [4690]
[ INFO] [1310052981.236117554]: [/openni_node1] Number devices connected: 1
[ INFO] [1310052981.236264275]: [/openni_node1] 1. device on bus 002:07 is a Xbox NUI Camera (2ae) from Microsoft (45e) with serial id 'B00362205337039B'
[ INFO] [1310052981.240329298]: [/openni_node1] searching for device with index = 1
[ INFO] [1310052981.304115108]: [/openni_node1] Opened 'Xbox NUI Camera' on bus 2:7 with serial number 'B00362205337039B'
[ INFO] [1310052981.336603405]: rgb_frame_id = '/openni_rgb_optical_frame' 
[ INFO] [1310052981.341586992]: depth_frame_id = '/openni_depth_optical_frame' 
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'openni_wrapper::OpenNIException'
  what():  virtual void openni_wrapper::OpenNIDevice::startImageStream() @ /tmp/buildd/ros-diamondback-openni-kinect-0.2.1/debian/ros-diamondback-openni-kinect/opt/ros/diamondback/stacks/openni_kinect/openni_camera/src/openni_device.cpp @ 158 : starting image stream failed. Reason: Bad Parameter sent to the device!
[openni_node1-2] process has died [pid 4675, exit code -6].
log files: /home/robot/.ros/log/dd0d89ac-a8ae-11e0-85d5-a088b4402bbc/openni_node1-2*.log
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answered 2011-09-02 11:56:09 -0500

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no activity > 1 month, closing

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answered 2011-07-24 02:16:24 -0500

Are you using USB 3.0 Ports? See here.

Do you use an extension cord? I had problems with too long cables.

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I do not use an extension cord. I do not think that it has USB 3.0 ports, but I am not 100% sure. However, the computer was able to run openni_camera properly for a short time before bugs began to occur, so I do not think that this would be the problem. Also, it can run libfreenect correctly.
qdocehf gravatar image qdocehf  ( 2011-07-24 23:52:39 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-09-25 23:21:03 -0500

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I think the 'bad parameter' error comes when openni calls InitFromXmlFile to parse an xml file containing the setup for the sensor. The error output tells you where to look in the C++ code. Have a look at the code to see the directory path of the xml file. Any syntax error in the file will cause the error, but I recently had this error because the rgb image node was declared BEFORE the depth image node. Changing the order of the nodes fixed the problem. Strangely this error occurred only after installing ROS. I had used the same xml file for years without this problem.

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