So here's the deal,
Whenever I tried using openni_launch, it worked normally, however, when I tried viewing an image using the kinect's rgb or depth camera, or even recording a simple bagfile with data from the kinect, I was unable to see any picture and rosbag did not record any data, and after a few seconds of running image_view or rosbag record, I got this error:
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'openni_wrapper::OpenNIException' what(): virtual void openni_wrapper::OpenNIDevice::startImageStream() @ /tmp/buildd/ros-groovy-openni-camera-1.8.8-0precise-20130418-2203/src/openni_device.cpp @ 224 : starting image stream failed. Reason: Xiron OS got an event timeout! [camera_nodelet_manager-2] process has died [pid 3788, exit code -6, cmd /opt/ros/groovy/lib/nodelet/nodelet manager __name:=camera_nodelet_manager __log:=/home/rosbotics/.ros/log/16b63744-e043-11e2-ac16-080027486aa8/camera_nodelet_manager-2.log]. log file: /home/rosbotics/.ros/log/16b63744-e043-11e2-ac16-080027486aa8/camera_nodelet_manager-2*.log
After searching around and trying various fixes, I figured it might be a problem with openni and started using freenect, howver I encountered the same problems, I could not record any data using bagfiles or see any images from the kinect (using rviz or image_view)
Then someone asked me to use something completely unrelated, freenect-glview, however that too gave me a black screen.
lsusb shows that all 3 parts of the kinect are connected and I've been able to control the kinect's motor through ubuntu so I know that there is at least a connection established between both.
I run ROS on Ubuntu using VirtualBox V.4.2.14 and Windows 7 with USB 2 ports
I am using ubuntu 12.04 and ROS-Groovy (all up to date)
I've had the exact same errors on my Mac OSX Lion
When I try using Rviz with the kinect, VirtualBox crashes all together
I would appreciate anyone's help on the matter.
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