Ask Your Question

usb_cam error

asked 2015-05-23 22:29:05 -0500

Tsao gravatar image

I've download the usb_cam in my BBB and catkin_make_isolated --install -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release --pkg usb_cam in my workplace ( indigo ). But I meet some issue when I catkin_make_isolated it

So I've download the files below :

sudo apt-get install libv4l1-dev

sudo apt-get install libyaml-cpp-dev

sudo apt-get install v4l-utils

After installing these lib, it allows me to catkin_make_isolated --install -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release --pkg usb_cam

But when I run

rosrun usb_cam usb_cam_node

root@beaglebone:~/indigo# rosrun usb_cam usb_cam_node

[ INFO] [1400120763.231818383]: using default calibration URL

[ INFO] [1400120763.250893092]: camera calibration URL: file:///root/.ros/camera_info/head_camera.yaml

[ INFO] [1400120763.264751675]: Unable to open camera calibration file [/root/.ros/camera_info/head_camera.yaml]

[ WARN] [1400120763.278835175]: Camera calibration file /root/.ros/camera_info/head_camera.yaml not found.

[ INFO] [1400120763.297519925]: Starting 'head_camera' (/dev/video0) at 640x480 via mmap (mjpeg) at 30 FPS

[ WARN] [1400120764.771444967]: unknown control 'white_balance_temperature_auto'

[ WARN] [1400120764.924340800]: unknown control 'focus_auto'

[ERROR] [1400120769.944062634]: select timeout


Please tell me where am I wrong and I m really appreciated who is able to help me...

Kind Regards,


edit retag flag offensive close merge delete


Exactly the same problem here.

Jägermeister gravatar image Jägermeister  ( 2019-03-14 07:30:30 -0500 )edit

1 Answer

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2015-05-24 01:29:04 -0500

wsAndy gravatar image

You use a usb camera or a web camera? And if you use a usb camera usb_cam is ok But if you use a web camera , usb_cam might not work well. I guess you usb a web camera as your device is /dev/video0

edit flag offensive delete link more


Hi, I'm using playstation camera connecting to the BBB not web camera. And, I wanna get the image_view via ROS, thanks

Tsao gravatar image Tsao  ( 2015-05-24 01:48:49 -0500 )edit

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer

Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2015-05-23 22:29:05 -0500

Seen: 4,768 times

Last updated: May 24 '15