No devices found error with OpenNI2


I installed OpenNI2 on a fresh Ubuntu system as described here. I plugged in a Primesense RD1.09 camera. I tried the default NIViewer app and it failed with this error:

openDevice failed:
DeviceOpen using default: no devices found


This error was quite a hard nut to crack. I could see that the Primesense camera was detected without errors in /var/log/syslog. I could see it being listed as ASUS when I run the lsusb command. And yet any OpenNI2 program would quit with the above error!

I could only solve this cause I remembered a similar error with SoftKinetic cameras. I tried the same solution as described here: creating a symbolic link to the libudev file.

After this, OpenNI2 programs began working immediately!

Tried with: OpenNI 2.2 x64, Primesense RD1.09 and Ubuntu 14.04

2 thoughts on “No devices found error with OpenNI2

  1. Hello, I hope you can help.

    I have gone through the normal install process (I am using a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Ubuntu 16.04), but i get persistently get the ‘No Device found’ error.

    lsusb return the following:

    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp.
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 010: ID 0930:0220 Toshiba Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8008 Intel Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 058f:6366 Alcor Micro Corp. Multi Flash Reader
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

    and remains unchanged no matter what i plug into the machine. My phone will charge so there is power, but makes no attempt to mount.

    lspci includes this line:

    00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI (rev 04)

    I appreciate that this issue goes deeper than just an OpennI2, but any help would be very appreciated.

    Thanks for your help!



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