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what should I install to use kinect in the environment of ros(electric) besides openni_kinect?

asked 2011-09-27 16:19:00 -0500

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updated 2016-10-24 09:02:58 -0500

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Hi,everybody! I got problem in using rviz to display the image from kinect.I installed openni_kinect to drive kinect, but once I run rviz to display PointCloud2 data, my computer crashed. How can I record the PointCloud2 data and display it on the rviz? Is there anything I should install besides openni_kinect?

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Pls give details on system configuration used.
karthik gravatar image karthik  ( 2011-09-28 03:22:53 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-02-21 21:41:31 -0500

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So this is really an issue with RVIZ then. Do you have an NVIDIA graphics card? Are restricted drivers installed? You might check here:

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answered 2012-02-21 00:24:56 -0500

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Did you follow this tutorial? Do you have any logs?

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answered 2012-02-21 00:37:28 -0500

You can always record the data with "rosbag record". However, that probably doesn't solve your problem with rviz. You can inspect the data when sending with rostopic echo /camera/...

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