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kinect not connecting even though powered on and green light

asked 2016-04-19 11:19:25 -0600

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updated 2016-04-20 13:46:00 -0600

I'm trying to use a kinect xbox360 with hydro on ubuntu 12.04. I have installed openni and openni-tracker.

The kinect is plugged in and powered on (blinking green light). When running lsusb, I do not see the expected three Microsoft devices

Bus 002 Device 009: ID 045e:02ae Microsoft Corp. Bus 002 Device 008: ID 045e:02ad Microsoft Corp. Bus 002 Device 007: ID 045e:02b0 Microsoft Corp.

When running lsusb -t, I do see a device, with device ID that changes when plugging in/ unplugging the kinect (I also see a different device ID when plugging in a USB drive to test...).
I thought it might be a permissions issue, so I've added my user name to the "dialout" group sudo adduser username dialout and logged out... without a change in behaviour.

Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks. Ninja EDIT:
This Kinect was working fine yesterday... I currently have Hydro installed on a removable hotswappable drive and am trying to use this on a different "tower" although the hard-drive is the same...

EDIT;

Issue resolved. It turns out that the USB ports on the front and back of my PC tower were not supplying enough power... even with the Kinect's power supply. Using a powered USB hub between the Kinect and the USB ports did the trick.

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@joe.s: I'd recommend posting your edit as a an answer and then accepting your own answer. That makes the fact that this issue is resolved much more clear when only looking at the question list.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2016-04-20 14:35:03 -0600 )edit

fair enough

joe.s gravatar imagejoe.s ( 2016-04-20 15:04:41 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-04-20 15:03:52 -0600

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Issue resolved. It turns out that the USB ports on the front and back of my PC tower were not supplying enough power... even with the Kinect's power supply. Using a powered USB hub between the Kinect and the USB ports did the trick.

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