I just installed OpenNI so that I can run my Kinect on Ubuntu and develop there as well and it seems to be working properly but when I run the samples it just says starting to run and then never moves forward. I believe it is working properly because the Kinect is on and the infrared light is on so it is operating but I am not sure what to do to run the sample or collect the data in the proper way.
When I run the NiSampleSkeleton it just gets stuck at starting to run... and when I try to run NiSimpleViewer from the docs it freezes up completely and I have to restart my computer. Should it just run properly right off the bat after I have the basics installed or do I need to add any additional programs?
Right now I have the OpenNi Source Binary, the NITE binary, and the PrimeSensor module all the unstable build for Ubuntu 64 bit all from the OpenNi Download Page.