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Using ASUS Xtion in rviz. Nothing showing in rviz [closed]

asked 2013-07-14 06:44:43 -0600

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updated 2016-10-24 08:35:07 -0600

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I'm new to Gazebo and rviz and am having trouble getting my ASUS Xtion Pro Live to work/ show information in rviz. I'm on a fresh install of Groovy on 12.04. And the ASUS works in Windows... I've cloned and made openni_launch and openni_camera without issue. I've been following the "Overview" section here: but can't seem to get my ASUS to register data (using the instruction in the link).
Things I've seen:
I am seeing the error "Tried to advertise a service that is already advertised in this node" mentioned in the openni_launch page.
I am also seeing this error Failed to load nodelet [/camera/driver] of type [openni_camera/driver]: Could not find library corresponding to plugin openni_camera/driver. Make sure the plugin description XML file has the correct name of the library and that the library actually exists.
When running lsusb, I do not see an ASUS device listed explicitly ...
but I do see this entry Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1d27:0600 this, combined with the error above, makes me think a driver isn't installed correctly... which is weird because isn't the openni_launch supposed to contain all of the correct drivers? Or have I forgotten to install something?
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you

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answered 2013-07-14 15:35:28 -0600

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You make it sound like you compiled it yourself. Is there a particular reason that you didn't install it via apt-get? If not, I would try doing it that way; if you didn't install something it needs, apt-get would install any necessary additional packages.

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Well... I cloned it... ? So no. I didn't use apt-get install. I used the git clone commands.

joe.s gravatar image joe.s  ( 2013-07-14 16:45:21 -0600 )edit

To clarify: I git cloned -> openni_launch, openni_camera and then, downloaded, installed the files (not the Kinect one) as described here, and then unzipped the

joe.s gravatar image joe.s  ( 2013-07-14 17:14:13 -0600 )edit

'' into this folder: ~/sketchbook/libraries

joe.s gravatar image joe.s  ( 2013-07-14 17:44:21 -0600 )edit

I'm far from an expert on Linux and these sorts of problems. The particular files on that wiki also don't seem to have been updated in over a year. I would assume that the apt-get packages would be just as new, if not newer, than that. Is there a reason you don't want to try it?

stantol gravatar image stantol  ( 2013-07-15 01:43:02 -0600 )edit

Do you know the path? "sudo apt-get openni_launch" doesn't work... Also, how would I uninstall the ones I currently have installed? I want to make sure there are no conflicts.

joe.s gravatar image joe.s  ( 2013-07-15 03:55:38 -0600 )edit

answered 2013-07-15 07:48:18 -0600

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I ended up uninstalling v1.5.04 of the OpenNI drivers and installing the v2 packages. These seem to be working (i've been able to get point cloud information in rviz). I'm not sure why this would have fixed the issue but for now, that's good enough.

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