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Couldn't find executable Prosilica Camera

asked 2015-05-29 11:22:52 -0500

quantum-turtle gravatar image


I first must apologize as I am very new to ROS. I am doing a summer dissertation project, and I need to get this working as fast as possible. Thank you all in advance for your help.

I have installed the ROS-indigo package for Ubuntu 14.04 from . I then tried to follow the tutorial for the Prosilica GigE camera installation from here: .

However, when I try to ListCameras, or Ping, I get the same message for both commands:

[rosrun] Couldn't find executable named Ping below /opt/ros/indigo/share/prosilica_gige_sdk


[rosrun] Couldn't find executable named ListCameras below /opt/ros/indigo/share/prosilica_gige_sdk

I have tried to reinstall the packages using rosmake and apt-get as per this page's suggestion:

And I am nowhere...

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answered 2015-05-29 11:32:03 -0500

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The Ping command and other utilities are no longer released with the Prosilica driver due to licensing issues. See:

You'll have to download the PvAPI binaries directly from AVT if you'd like to use the Ping program; or just skip that step in the setup tutorial.

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Thank you for your quick reply. (I was not able to get back to the lab until today.)

Unfortunately, the rest of the tutorial fails. The computer is unable to see the camera, though bash is able to ping the camera's ip address. What can I do?

quantum-turtle gravatar image quantum-turtle  ( 2015-06-01 10:48:31 -0500 )edit

Have you tried downloading the PvAPI binaries from AVT? There's a newer prosilica driver available; are you sure the old PvAPI driver supports your camera?

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2015-06-01 15:38:42 -0500 )edit

The newest driver that I can find is at .

Surely the Indigo stuff as at least as up to date as 2011?

quantum-turtle gravatar image quantum-turtle  ( 2015-06-02 06:34:54 -0500 )edit

Yes; the prosilica_gige_sdk is a repackaging of the 1.26 version of the PvAPI binaries that you've linked to. There's also a newer driver based on the AVT Vimbra SDK:

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2015-06-02 13:19:11 -0500 )edit

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