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kinect green light keeps freshing. Seems no driver

asked 2013-09-25 19:54:27 -0500

Battery gravatar image

updated 2016-10-24 09:02:11 -0500

ngrennan gravatar image

I have installed freenect from

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

and also blacklist gspca_kinect(I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

But when I try the command

                roslaunch freenect_launch freenect.launch

It says that

                [ INFO] [1380174487.842752473]: No devices connected.... waiting for devices to be connected

and then I try lsusb

it shows me like

               Bus 002 Device 015: ID 045e:02c2 Microsoft Corp. 
               Bus 002 Device 016: ID 045e:02be Microsoft Corp. 
               Bus 002 Device 017: ID 045e:02bf Microsoft Corp.

These are kinect's and I could not find something like camera or others.

Could you please help me? Since for this Sept I could not even run kinect on Ubuntu and I feel confused.

Thank you so much and I will wait for the reply.

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I'm having this problem too. Where you able to find a solution?

brianaxelrod gravatar image brianaxelrod  ( 2013-10-03 11:13:22 -0500 )edit

Does it work using openni_launch? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Hydro and not having any issues with my Kinects.

bit-pirate gravatar image bit-pirate  ( 2013-10-03 20:05:36 -0500 )edit

Do you mean that you can launch Kinect successfully? What is your version of Kinect? Could you plz leave your email and we could discuss directly.

Battery gravatar image Battery  ( 2013-10-04 06:30:48 -0500 )edit

@brianaxelrod please post your comment as an answer in order to be able to mark this question properly as closed. Thx.

bit-pirate gravatar image bit-pirate  ( 2013-11-12 02:13:49 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-10-07 21:34:47 -0500

It turns out that it was the specific kinect. Changing the kinect seemed to fix it. I'll have another chance to use it on Tuesday or Thursday so I can grab some more information and test it. @Battery, how would i grab the version? feel free to email me at in the next 48hours.

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Did you still use a Kinect for Windows or chaged for a Kinect for XBOX? I'm having the exact same problem with a Kinect for Windows 1517.

Victor Gomez gravatar image Victor Gomez  ( 2014-02-20 21:03:02 -0500 )edit

Any update, anyone?

Victor Gomez gravatar image Victor Gomez  ( 2014-02-27 14:24:19 -0500 )edit

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