My Primesense RD1.09 cameras were having lots of trouble working under Linux. They had no problems working under Windows.
One of the suggestions I found online was to update their firmware. Note that the firmware update can only be done from a Windows computer. I followed these steps to update:
- Remove all OpenNI 1.x or 2.x SDK installed on Windows.
- Remove the driver for Primesense camera as described here.
- Install the latest OpenNI 2.x SDK by downloading it from here.
- Plug in the Primesense camera and ensure that it is detected in Device Manager. Strangely my camera is detected as a Primesense 1.08x device! I have no idea why this happens.
- Get the firmware update software from here. There are two versions of firmware, which one to pick? See below.
- Unzip the firmware and run the EXE file. It should change some settings and show a SUCCESS in the console. If you get a FAILURE, then make sure you followed the OpenNI removal and driver removal steps above.
Which firmware version to pick? There are two versions: one for
RD108 and another for
RD109 devices. My camera says
RD1.09 on the back, but shows up in Windows as a
1.08x device! Which version of firmware should I use? I tried both and here is my experience. When I used
RD109 firmware, the camera would give this error on Linux:
One or more of the following nodes could not be enumerated: Device: PrimeSense/SensorV2/126.96.36.199: The device is not connected!
I went back and tried the
RD108 firmware and the camera worked under Linux after that 🙂
Tried with: OpenNI 188.8.131.52 and Windows 7 x64