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openni_kinect: [openni_node1-2] process has died

asked 2011-11-04 02:20:11 -0600

ph4nt0m gravatar image

updated 2016-10-24 09:00:42 -0600

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I'm using Ubuntu 10.04.3 and the ros-electric-openni-kinect package. When I try

roslaunch openni_camera openni_node.launch

I receive

[ INFO] [1320414269.335861019]: [/openni_node1] Number devices connected: 1
[ INFO] [1320414269.337386912]: [/openni_node1] 1. device on bus 001:08 is a Xbox NUI Camera (2ae) from Microsoft (45e) with serial id 'A003619160******'
[ INFO] [1320414269.343809795]: [/openni_node1] searching for device with index = 1
[openni_node1-2] process has died [pid 1734, exit code -4].

By searching the web, I found out that the reason for this is probably that my CPU does not support SSE3 instructions. As the only solution (apart from buying a new CPU) seems to be a manual source-based installation of the openni_kinect stack, I tried to follow the advice given here, but the CMakeLists.txt does not contain the line which is mentioned there.

Can anybody confirm that the pre-compiled package (installed by sudo apt-get install ros-electric-openni-kinect) requires SSE3 support? And, if so, what would be the easiest way to obtain a build that only makes use of SSE2 instructions?

Thanks in advance!

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answered 2011-11-05 02:08:45 -0600

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Try building it from source yourself and turning off the SSE3 in the configuration step.

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Thank you for your answer! I didn't really know what you mean by "configuration step", so I simply tried to compile it without any modification and it works :) I guess the "rosbuild_check_for_sse ()" in "CMakeLists.txt" switched off SSE3 automatically so there was no need to change any flag by hand.
ph4nt0m gravatar image ph4nt0m  ( 2011-11-05 03:22:56 -0600 )edit

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