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asked 2015-06-23 08:37:53 -0600

Hello! There are many questions about kinect installation in ROS community and my question is not original in it. But... I would like to sum up my understanding about this problems by asking the question: Am I right that drivers of sensor "kinect xbox 360" model 1414 does NOT install to ubuntu 14.02 precise, Hydro distribution?

It is true that I am not UNIX guru and sometimes I can not think out how to modify commands likes experienced users. Anyway, I figured out that many manuals are outdated currently and the files are edited in the repositories. I meant the manuals: , and etc.

Also, I can not understand theoretically the relation between Hydro distribution and the kinect driver. Is the relation there?

Pls, give me an advice what I can do for installation kinect xbox 360 driver or kinect for microsoft on ubuntu. It is possible to reinstall another ROS distribution and ubuntu version, if it will be needed.


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answered 2015-06-24 02:06:09 -0600

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updated 2015-06-24 20:08:47 -0600

I use ROS Indigo but I hope it works the same way for ROS Hydro You need to install freenect_stack package :

sudo apt-get install ros-hydro-freenect-stack

Then you should be able to launch the Kinect :

roslaunch freenect_launch freenect.launch

After this is launched you will be able to see topics related to the RGB, depth...

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answered 2015-06-24 09:41:43 -0600

updated 2015-06-24 09:46:11 -0600

The command outputs the mistake that the package is not exist:

sudo apt-get install freenect_stack

But.. I was trying to read about freenect carefully and the package summary helped me : [ ]

As result, I ran the simple image $ rosrun image_view image_view image:=camera/rgb/image_color , image distance measuring $ rosrun image_view disparity_view image:=camera/depth_registered/disparity and $ roslaunch freenect_launch freenect.launch sequentially. From this pic ( ), it is clear that freenect_stack works with errors. Dont you know the reason of their emergency ?

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Sorry it should be for the package name ros-hydro-freenect-stack because for me it is ros-indigo-freenect-stack. Yes it runs with errors but it works

Arowana gravatar image Arowana  ( 2015-06-24 20:08:25 -0600 )edit

My problem is solved! I was following the advises In short,I reinstalled ubuntu and ROS to ubuntu 14.04 and Indigo distribution.As I have figured out that 64bit drivers didnt install to 32bit ubuntu)))foolish mista

dyupleks gravatar image dyupleks  ( 2015-06-27 01:53:14 -0600 )edit

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