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Openni_launch failure / "cannot launch node of type [nodelet/nodelet]"

asked 2012-06-05 11:19:23 -0500

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updated 2016-10-24 09:01:56 -0500

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Hi guys, I run Ubuntu 11.10 plus ROS electric (installed from source) on an Pandaboard ES and try to use a Kinectsensor with this setup. But when I fire up following command

$ roslaunch openni_launch openni.launch I get the following kind of failure:

ERROR: cannot launch node of type [nodelet/nodelet]: Cannot locate node of type [nodelet] in package

I tried to rebuild te packages by rosmake tf && rosmake and now i get a different failure message.

started roslaunch server


PARAMETERS * /rosdistro * /camera/driver/rgb_frame_id * /camera/disparity_depth_registered/min_range * /camera/driver/rgb_camera_info_url * /camera/depth_registered/rectify_depth/interpolation * /camera/driver/depth_frame_id * /camera/depth/rectify_depth/interpolation * /camera/disparity_depth/max_range * /rosversion * /camera/driver/device_id 
* /camera/driver/depth_camera_info_url 
* /camera/disparity_depth/min_range 
* /camera/disparity_depth_registered/max_range

rectify_depth (nodelet/nodelet) 
metric_rect (nodelet/nodelet) 
metric (nodelet/nodelet) 
points (nodelet/nodelet) 
debayer (nodelet/nodelet) 
rectify_mono (nodelet/nodelet) 
rectify_color (nodelet/nodelet) 
camera_nodelet_manager (nodelet/nodelet) 
camera_base_link (tf/static_transform_publisher) 
camera_base_link1 (tf/static_transform_publisher) 
camera_base_link2 (tf/static_transform_publisher) 
camera_base_link3 (tf/static_transform_publisher) 
driver (nodelet/nodelet) 
register_depth_rgb (nodelet/nodelet) 
points_xyzrgb_depth_rgb (nodelet/nodelet) 
disparity_depth (nodelet/nodelet) 
disparity_depth_registered (nodelet/nodelet) 
rectify_ir (nodelet/nodelet) 
rectify_depth (nodelet/nodelet) 
metric_rect (nodelet/nodelet) 
metric (nodelet/nodelet)

auto-starting new master 
process[master]: started with pid [11512] 
2;/home/panda/ros/openni_kinect/openni_launch/launch/openni.launch http://local1 setting /run_id to 5edfdd6c-b0a2-11e1-856e-2e607c264e01 
process[rosout-1]: started with pid [11527] 
started core service [/rosout] 
process[camera_nodelet_manager-2]: started with pid [11539] 
process[camera/driver-3]: started with pid [11540] 
process[camera/rgb/debayer-4]: started with pid [11541] 
process[camera/rgb/rectify_mono-5]: started with pid [11542] 
process[camera/rgb/rectify_color-6]: started with pid [11563] 
process[camera/ir/rectify_ir-7]: started with pid [11577] 
process[camera/depth/rectify_depth-8]: started with pid [11590] 
process[camera/depth/metric_rect-9]: started with pid [11606] 
process[camera/depth/metric-10]: started with pid [11622] 
process[camera/depth/points-11]: started with pid [11634] 
process[camera/register_depth_rgb-12]: started with pid [11647] 
process[camera/depth_registered/rectify_depth-13]: started with pid [11667] 
process[camera/depth_registered/metric_rect-14]: started with pid [11681] 
process[camera/depth_registered/metric-15]: started with pid [11708] 
process[camera/points_xyzrgb_depth_rgb-16]: started with pid [11723] 
process[camera/disparity_depth-17]: started with pid [11736] 
process[camera/disparity_depth_registered-18]: started with pid [11750] 
[camera/rgb/rectify_color-6] process has died [pid 11563, exit code 255]. 
log files: /home/panda/.ros/log/5edfdd6c-b0a2-11e1-856e-2e607c264e01/camera-rgbg [camera/rgb/debayer-4] process has died [pid 11541, exit code 255]. 
log files: /home/panda/.ros/log/5edfdd6c-b0a2-11e1-856e-2e607c264e01/camera-rgbg [camera/ir/rectify_ir-7] process has died [pid 11577, exit code 255]. 
log files: /home/panda/.ros/log/5edfdd6c-b0a2-11e1-856e-2e607c264e01/camera-ir-g process[camera_base_link-19]: started with pid [11774] 
process[camera_base_link1-20]: started with pid [11791] 
[camera/driver-3] process has died [pid 11540, exit code 255]. 
log files: /home/panda/.ros/log/5edfdd6c-b0a2-11e1-856e-2e607c264e01/camera-drig [camera/depth/points-11] process has died [pid 11634, exit code 255]. 
log files: /home/panda/.ros/log/5edfdd6c-b0a2-11e1-856e-2e607c264e01/camera-depg process[camera_base_link2-21]: started with pid [11806] 
[camera/depth/metric_rect-9] process has died [pid 11606, exit code 255]. 
log files: /home/panda/.ros/log/5edfdd6c-b0a2-11e1-856e-2e607c264e01/camera-depg process[camera_base_link3-22]: started ...
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Are you sure that the packages "nodelet" and "tf" are properly installed? You can check for example: rospack find nodelet. It should return something like /opt/ros/electric/stacks/nodelet_core/nodelet.

Martin Peris gravatar image Martin Peris  ( 2012-06-05 16:41:12 -0500 )edit

Thank you for your comment. I checked if they are installed with rospack find nodelet (result : /home/panda/ros/nodelet_core/nodelet) and rospack find tf (result: /home/panda/ros/geometry/tf )

dinamex gravatar image dinamex  ( 2012-06-06 07:31:41 -0500 )edit

the different path is probably caused by the installation from source.

dinamex gravatar image dinamex  ( 2012-06-06 07:32:33 -0500 )edit

If you installed from source, the error messages make me suspect that the binaries for nodelet and static_transform_publisher are not built. Have you tried rosmake tf && rosmake nodelet ?

Martin Peris gravatar image Martin Peris  ( 2012-06-06 14:11:40 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-06-06 08:18:44 -0500

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Hi, I don't know your purpose of launching openni_launch in specific. But if you just want to get the pointclouds from the kinect. Then you may use

roslaunch openni_camera openni_node.launch

I see many posts on

roslaunch openni_launch openni.launch

doesn't work for many people. I have seen many posts here on the same. It would be great if these problems are consolidated in a troubleshooting section of the tutorial and make it work at that point. Any solution regarding the openni.launch is appreciated.

Thanks, Karthik

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