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Asus Xtion on USB 3.0 - ROS-hydro - Ubuntu 12.10

asked 2013-09-09 07:48:40 -0500

Dyna gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:17:53 -0500

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For a few weeks I want to use pro Xtion, the USB 3.0 ports. I tried in different version of Ubuntu and ROS, but it still does not work. Currently, I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bits), and hydro ROS. The Xtion USB 2 works well, but when I go to the USB 3.0, I have the following message:

Image: PrimeSense/SensorV2/ Failed to open the USB device!

Update :

As mentioned in this thread I updated the driver used. But now, even in USB 2.0, I have this message :

Image: PrimeSense/SensorV2/ Failed to set USB interface!

As mentioned here I update the firmware of my camera, and it works on Windows on USB 3.0.

But unfortunately not with ROS ....

Update 2 :

I try to test OpenNi2 through the package in ros-hydro, when I run rosrun openni2_camera openni2_camera_node, I get the following message:

[INFO] [1378807167.725457003]: Device "1d27/0601 @ 3/3" connected

[WARN] [1378807167.728880859]: ~ device_id is not set! Using first device.
Warning: USB events thread - failed to set priority. This might causes loss of data ...

A little help would be appreciated....

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I know it's not much help but at some point I found an article that stated the firmware on the Xtion has a bug that makes it incompatible with the standards compliant implementation of USB3.0 in the linux kernel. I really hoped that somehow this would be fixed, but I am not optimistic about it.

Dereck gravatar image Dereck  ( 2013-09-10 03:08:13 -0500 )edit

Hello, Thank you for your answer, is it possible to get the link to the article?

Dyna gravatar image Dyna  ( 2013-09-10 04:02:09 -0500 )edit

it was a year ago that I played with it last, so I'm afraid I don't recall the URL. :( If you do get it working on USB 3 please update the ROS wiki and this question though :D

Dereck gravatar image Dereck  ( 2013-09-10 04:17:15 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-09-10 04:33:31 -0500

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After installing ASUS' USB 3.0 hotfix, have you tried changing the USB interface to bulk endpoints as specified here or here? Quote from the first link:

"To get the device working I used OpenNI Unstable ( and PrimeSense Sensor Unstable ("

"After installing the driver it is necessary to change the "USB interface" that is used to BULK endpoints by uncommenting UsbInterface=2 in GlobalDefaults.ini (/usr/etc/primesense/GlobalDefaults.ini). I've also found it works when the interface is set to 0. The following comment from the file explains the meaning of the parameters: ; USB interface to be used. 0 - FW Default, 1 - ISO endpoints, 2 - BULK endpoints. Default: Arm - 2, other platforms - 1"

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Yeap, I did this....

Dyna gravatar image Dyna  ( 2013-09-10 04:39:26 -0500 )edit

Does this workaround works for Primesense Carmine 1.09?

Keerthi Raj gravatar image Keerthi Raj  ( 2013-12-01 12:41:45 -0500 )edit

@timm: Thank you a lot, I resolved it

domikilo gravatar image domikilo  ( 2014-02-18 17:29:44 -0500 )edit

helped - thx!

RodBelaFarin gravatar image RodBelaFarin  ( 2015-02-20 04:48:14 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-03-22 03:15:14 -0500

blizzardroi gravatar image

I had the same problem for OpenNi2

I had to change /etc/openni2/PS1080.ini and set USBInterface = 0

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answered 2013-09-10 01:04:03 -0500

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Maybe your issue does not come from ROS or the OpenNi driver but from your kernel version. "Old" kernels don't have a good support of USB3.0 and you need to have at least kernel 3.4.2 to have a correct behavior (to use a kinect with USB3.0, it is needed, I don't know if it's the same with Xtion).

If you have a recent kernel, it may not be the cause of your issues.

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My kernel version is : 3.8.0-30.....

Dyna gravatar image Dyna  ( 2013-09-10 01:37:10 -0500 )edit

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